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, Aristote is also the brand name of a recently created advisory activity I launched to help corporates and financial institutions to deal with all regulations related to the so called Sustainable Finance, especially at the EU level.

In this area, one of the main challenges for companies is to be able to improve the communication of information on non-financial risks and opportunities, by linking them clearly with their strategy. This implies adopting new developments, innovations and good practices in the fields of risk management, non-financial reporting (disclosures) and taxonomy.


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 the economics of climate change in the “International Affairs & Development” Master’s Degree of Dauphine-PSL UniversityThe 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.

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 young!) grandfather.


What about you ?

  • No “like” options on this blog : you like it, you share it !
  • If you want to comment a post, you can do so. However, blog comments are pre-moderated to check they comply with our moderation policy.
  • You can also contact us on contact@aristote.eu, especially if you want to be informed of our new publications.
  • We will soon launch a Sustainable Finance Newsletter, to be subscribed here.