Alexis Figeac

Team Leader - SBE


+49 202 459 58 - 19

Alexis has been a pioneer in the area of sustainability and finance.

One of the first to recognise the potential of eco-innovation/cleantech as a field for start-ups over 15 years ago, he is firmly rooted in the landscape of sustainable finance, innovation and investment.

Many years of consulting and venture capital investing, have given him an insight into innovation, business management and envisioning the future. He has directed at the CSCP the EU H2020 project INNEON on coaching greentech innovations as well as a number of projects for private sector clients including Deutsche Telekom, implementing sustainability practices such as Sustainable Portfolio Assessment and Management.

Delivering impact to emerging economies is also part of his role as director of several CSCP projects in the Switch Africa Green programme. While promoting demand-pull for sustainable farming in Mauritius, he co-authored the project’s “Green Hospitality” and “Green Retail” handbooks.

Lastly, Alexis is the consortium initiator and coordinator of the EU H2020 R2p project (“from linear to circular”) investigating Circular Economy Business Models, whose learnings will benefit both business and policy-making.

His taste for pioneering was developed early in his career by working at the Treuhandanstalt in Berlin, Germany, shortly after reunification and then in corporate restructuring in a Big 4 accountancy firm, before moving onto venture capital and impact investing.

As a background to his 27 years of business experience, Alexis holds university qualifications in each of Computer Science, Economics, Business Administration and Sustainability Management, from 3 different countries. He also has some papers on sustainability and finance to his name and interacts regularly with his alma mater, ESCP Europe.

Heading up the CSCP’s Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship practice, Alexis is a dual British-French national and speaks 4 languages.