Anne grew up in Northern Germany where she spend a lot of time at the farms of both her grandparents. Running over the green fields and feeding the pigs was always her favorite.
Anne studied communications and engaged herself in a student initiative for ethics in education and practices (sneep). Her working life started in a consultancy for corporate responsibility Schlange & Co., Hamburg, Germany. The team mainly develops sustainability strategies and reports for larger sized companies in Europe and conducts studies for German ministries and industries. With this experience Anne went to Egypt to work at SEKEM, a company that started 1977 to harvest herbs in the middle of the desert. Since then, the company has grown to a group of seven companies covering various supply chain steps of agriculture and its products. Anne was responsible for the sustainability management framework – the Sustainability Flower – and reporting on its basis. Here she found again her roots in agriculture.
Since 2012 the work on the Sustainability Flower, which is originally an initiative of various companies from the organic sector, has been continued within the Soil & More Foundation. Relocating back to Hamburg, Anne focused on using the Sustainability Flower as basis for farm and company analysis and reporting. She developed expertise in IT solutions and data processing. Today, she brings in this knowledge to Soil & More Impacts.