Aristote project

Aristot(l)e is generally considered the most influential philosopher in history, and the father of physics, understood as the science of natural causesAristotle (english, italian…), Aristoteles (german, spanish), Aristotelis (greek), Aristote (french) … We finally chose the French version because it was the shortest one.

Beyond this blog, my aim is to train students, business or public administration teams and individuals in the economic challenges of ecological transition:

  • Economics of the Environment
  • Sustainable Finance


Laurent Lascols


After having worked as an international banker for emerging markets, I became global head of country risk / sovereign risk (from 2008 to 2013) and then global head for Public Affairs (from 2014 to 2019) for Societe Generale.

Passionate about sustainabilty issues, I have been chairing for the past twelve years a family forestry group operating on 1000 hectares in the Vosges mountains. I also teach Economics of Climate Change and International Project Finance in the “International Affairs & Development” Master’s Degree of Dauphine-PSL UniversityThe first course aims to explain the causes and consequences of global warming, disappearance of biodiversity and depletion of resources and public policies it implies. Then, it deals with the impacts this will have on corporate and financial institutions business models in a microeconomics perspective. The second course is a classical Project Finance course, with a specific focus on Impact Finance.

I hold a Master’s degree in International Law, and I am graduated from Sciences-Po Paris and CESA-HEC. I have been teaching at Dauphine University since 1992, a member of the Société d’Economie Politique since 1995, I am in the “European affairs” jury in the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) selection process since 2017.

I am married, father of three, and a grandfather.


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