Moritz is a passionate sustainability expert with more than 15 years of experience and a strong network in the international food, agribusiness and renewable agriculture sectors.
Since his training as a banker at Westdeutsche Landesbank, which was liquidated in the wake of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, he has been fascinated by the role of the financial sector in relation to sustainable development. While working for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), he worked with small-scale aquaculture farmers and small-scale food businesses in Indonesia and Mozambique, among other countries, experiencing first-hand the influence of the financial sector in shaping production and supply chains in the global food and agriculture sector.
After stations at his family’s organic distillery and as founder of an online store for sustainable outdoor clothing, he spent seven years managing Sustainable Food Systems GmbH, a consulting spin-off of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland. With SFS, he developed methods and solutions for the transformation of the food and agricultural sector, including at the interfaces with the financial sector, and accompanied manufacturers, retail chains and investment firms in the assessment and management of sustainability in international agricultural supply chains.
Moritz loves to spend his free time in nature, climbing mountains or surfing.
Honorary Positions (selection)
- Economy for the Common Good – Member of the Matrix Development Team
- GREEN BRANDS Switzerland – Member of the Jury
- Sustainable Food Systems GmbH – General Manager
Destillerie Dwersteg GmbH & Co.KG – Owner (family business)
- Bergjacke.de, Sustainable Outdoor-Wear – Co-Founder
- GIZ German Agency for International Cooperation – Independent Consultant