Business School Professor & Scientific Director of the Diploma in Sustainable Business
Nationality: Swiss, Austrian
Professional Career & Mini Bio
Sascha Nick is professor at Business School Lausanne (BSL) and Scientific Director of the DAS in Sustainable Business. His BSL course “SDG Explorer” has been selected as best practice by UN SDSN.
Prof. Nick is also researcher is sustainability transitions at EPFL, and lecturer 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, as well as a PhD from EPFL on the topic “Action Levers towards Sustainable Wellbeing: Re-Thinking Negative Emissions, Sufficiency, Deliberative Democracy“.
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