Morten strives to professionally and personally to leave a positive footprint, where he walks. The Sustainable Development Goals are meaningful targets, which he would like to contribute to. He is convinced that, while tropical forests only cover 2% of total Earth surface, they are the key to unlock the potential of regenerative development.
Morten is leading SYSTEMIQ’s efforts on developing regenerative land use models that either create value from standing forest or create value with forest regrowth. We call this Natural Solutions. Our efforts in Natural Solutions combine top-down activities, such as establishing global coalitions for change, with bottom-up activities such as incubating project developers or technology players with net-positive concepts.
Morten came to SYSTEMIQ after 9 years at McKinsey & Company, where he was a leader in the Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice. Morten has worked extensively with public-private partnerships to deliver sustainable economic development in particular around the topics of land use and circular economy. He for example helped establish Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture, an agriculture public-private partnership to address Indonesia's food, climate change and poverty challenges. With McKinsey, Morten lived in Indonesia, Mexico, Germany and Denmark. Morten has co-authored several publications for McKinsey Global Institute.
Morten likes to spend his free time outdoors with family and friends. He lives in the mountains of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and loves skiing and hiking.