Nikolaus is a Research Assistant at the Grantham Research Institute, he currently works on the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI). TPI is a global, asset-owner led initiative which assesses companies’ preparedness for the transition to a low carbon economy.


Prior to joining the Grantham Research Institute, Nikolaus worked as a consultant at Deloitte in the Sustainability and ESG services team in Paris. He conducted various assurance related engagements and advised corporates on different climate-related matters. Previously he had interned as an ESG analyst at Vigeo Eiris where he assessed companies based on their ESG performance.

Nikolaus graduated with a Distinction and Best Overall Performance Prize in the MSc “Development Studies” from the London School of Economics. He also holds a Franco-German Double Degree in Political and Social Sciences from Sciences Po Bordeaux and the University of Stuttgart.

Research interests

  • Sustainable Finance
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Keep in touch with the Grantham Research Institute at LSE
Sign up to our newsletters and get the latest analysis, research, commentary and details of upcoming events.