Dr. Maximilian Martin

I joined Toniic because I am convinced of the power of networks of trust, where likeminded people come together to do things they could not accomplish alone. To improve the state of the world in ways that matter, we need to make impact the common denominator of our investment and real economy activities.

Maximilian Martin is the Founder and Managing Director of Impact Economy SA, a social finance and strategy firm in Lausanne, Geneva and Buenos Aires. Impact Economy provides research, knowledge and executive education, strategy advisory, governance and financial services to enable individuals, institutions and companies to participate fully and meaningfully in the current transition to the new paradigm of sustainable capitalism or “impact economy”.

Max also serves as Founding Faculty in Residence at Ashoka U and Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Gallen. He previously served as Founding Global Head and Managing Director of UBS Philanthropy Services, Head of Research at the Schwab Foundation as well as Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Max created the first university course on social entrepreneurship in Europe, the first philanthropic services and social finance department for a bank in Europe and the UBS Philanthropy Forum, and coined the term “impact economy”. He has participated in numerous projects and innovations in the social finance space and authored over one hundred articles on social entrepreneurship, social business and philanthropy, corporate responsibility, impact investments, and related topics.