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.

I’m now focused on environmental finance, which aims at fighting global warming, biodiversity disappearance, and resource exhaustion. 

Passionate about those issues, I have been chairing for the past ten years a family forestry group operating on 1000 hectares in the Vosges mountains and I teach the economics of climate change in the “International Affairs & Development” Master’s Degree of Dauphine-PSL University. 

My job now is to support companies in their dialogue with stakeholders on those issues (adaptation of business models, disclosures, good non-financial reporting practices, taxonomy… ).

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 ENA selection process since 2017.

I am married, father of three, and (a young!) grandfather.

Why Aristot(l)e ?

The chairs of natural philosophy established in the ancient universities created in the thirteenth century included all the natural sciences, according to an academic corpus that was based on the philosophy of Aristotle.

In general, the details of his life are not well established. His biographies, written in ancient times, are often unreliable, and historians agree on only a few salient points. But the student of Plato and professor of Alexander the Great is generally considered the most influential philosopher in history, and the father of physics, understood as the science of natural causes.

“Understand the universe as a whole”: very current, no?

Aristotle (english, italian…), Aristoteles (german, spanish), Aristotelis (greek), Aristote (french) … We finally chose the French version because it was the shortest one.Aristotle (anglais, italien …),


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