Lukas Kocher is a Research Analyst at adelphi. His main areas of focus are sustainability entrepreneurship, adaptation to climate change and green finance. In this context, he works primarily in the promotion of climate-friendly, inclusive business models in developing and emerging countries.
Prior to joining adelphi, Lukas Kocher gained initial practical experience in the Climate and Economic Development Competence Centres of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). There he provided support for a climate project of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, drafted a study on potential climate projects in Tajikistan, and helped design a project to fund climate-change adaptation capacities for Moroccan SMEs. He will continue his work on the implementation of this project for the GIZ at adelphi. During an internship at the NAMA Facility (a joint initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and the British Department of Energy and Climate Change), he was a part of the primary selection process for funding projects after the foundation of the initiative. He also took part in the development of a climate risk model for Australian companies at Munich Re in the area of climate & public sector business development and helped draft a group-wide, climate-related investment strategy.
Lukas Kocher completed the Master of Science programme in International Business Administration at the European University in Frankfurt (Oder). During his studies, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Chair of People, Work and Management, where he played an instrumental role in a qualitative research project on corporate secrecy on behalf of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Prior to that he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth. His main focus included organizational management, corporate and business ethics, political philosophy, development and environmental economics, microeconomics and game theory. He undertook exchange semesters in Honolulu, Istanbul and Copenhagen. He prepared his master's thesis on the positive role of informal networks in times of organizational change in cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.