Nikolaus is a PhD candidate at LSE and a part-time researcher for TPI. In his PhD research, he aims to explore the impact of sustainable finance on corporate carbon emissions.


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


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