Mountain Hazelnuts (MH) is a for-profit impact venture, planting 10 million hazelnut trees on degraded mountainsides, doubling the income of thousands of subsistence farmers, and impacting nearly 15% of Bhutan's population. MH partners with 15,000 smallholder farmers, institutions, and communities to build a hazelnut value chain in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. As the country’s largest private sector employer, MH capitalizes on an exceptional opportunity to grow hazelnuts for the international market as a mission-driven business that creates value for all stakeholders.
The Company partners with local communities, the government of Bhutan, and leading international institutions, including the IFC (World Bank), Asian Development Bank, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and others. Current and past employees have come from McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Google, NASA, and other companies.
MH incorporates best practices in stakeholder engagement, scientific assessment, traceability, and impact measurement, aspiring to serve as an example of social and environmental impact entrepreneurship. The Company is led by an team of professionals with outstanding records of developing successful ventures in Asia.