RESEARCH & TEACHING
DR. ALINE LAUCKE - CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER
Aline Laucke is Studio Nima’s Chief Impact Officer. In this role, she oversees Studio Nima’s operations with regard to their effective impact creation, their alignment with the overall impact strategy and opportunities for new social business development.
She also serves as an Impact Advisor to the Yunus Sports Hub, an organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus and dedicated to promoting development through sports.
Aline is regularly invited to share her know-how as an expert and mentor in various incubation and acceleration programs for sustainable enterprises and social businesses, including UNDP’s SDG Impact Accelerator, BNP Paribas’ Social Intrapreneurship Initiative, the International Olympic Committee’s “Young Changemakers”, and Siemens Stiftung’s “Empowering People. Network”. She has also led various research projects, including for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, as well as for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
She has served as a consultant for social enterprise, social financing and corporate responsibility for +10 years in developing, emerging and developed markets. She holds a PhD in management and organization theory, for which she investigated strategic paradoxes in organizations that provide essential goods and services to low-income populations.
For her doctoral study, she has received a scholarship from Siemens Stiftung and traveled to Colombia, Mexico, Kenya and South Africa to interview and analyze social enterprises in the health care sector as well as the broader ecosystems in which they operate. At Zeppelin University, Germany, she taught classes for bachelor, masters, and executive masters students on the topics of social enterprise, social innovation, social financing and base of the pyramid strategies.
Prior to this, Aline has worked at the Grameen Creative Lab, a think tank and accelerator for social businesses initiated by Peace Nobel Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Aline is furthermore involved in several initiatives that aim at promoting social impact, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers, where she has served as a curator from 2014 to 2015.