Associate Professor & Scientific Director of the Diploma in Sustainable Business
Nationality: Swiss, Austrian
Professional Career & Mini Bio
Associate Professor Sascha Nick is professor at Business School Lausanne (BSL) and Scientific Director of the DAS in Sustainable Business. His BSL “SDG Explorer” course has been selected as best practice by UN SDSN.
Prof. Nick is also lecturer in sustainability at EPFL and UNIL. As a B Leader, he helps companies become certified B Corps. As a serial entrepreneur, he founded four start-ups in industrial software and sustainability, including CO2-monitor, helping companies engage their employees. Sascha holds two US patents for software-based business methods.
Earlier, Prof. Nick led a software research group at Siemens in Munich, and then held various management positions at Schneider Electric in Paris and Chicago, including VP Strategy and Development. He holds an M.Eng in electronics and an MBA from INSEAD.
Privately, Prof. Nick is passionate about his two young children, water sports, biking, theatre and music, and lives reasonably sustainably.
Favorite Research Topics
- Energy efficiency of human wellbeing
- Inequality and sustainable consumption
- Innovation policy for societal transitions
- Societal Transition Pathways