David Lais

David Lais, Co-Founder ecolytiq & Organisation for Conscious Consumerism
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David Lais is a social entrepreneur and the founder of several innovative start-ups in the area of payments. He started his first company at the age of 16 and by pure chance entered the payments industry. In 2015, a life-changing event sparked his decision to act on climate change on a larger socioeconomic scale. Since then, he has decided to focus his expertise and passion on sustainable and socially impactful technology. As a result, he launched the non-for-profit Organisation for Sustainable Consumption (OfnK) and co-founded ecolytiq, which leverages publicly available and payments data to enable sustainable banking.

David strongly believes in the importance of consumer awareness on personal environmental impact, as a way of reducing peoples’ environmental footprints in the long term. For David, technology is not a means to an end, but rather when used correctly, an indispensable tool. „Financial data is massively underused as a tool for good and for growth- and we want to change that.“


Cash or cashless? Who cares! It’s about how money and the finance industry can be a catalyst for the sustainability transformation.

David Lais, Lubomila Jordanova, Lesley Li, Alexander Langer

In the last few years, financial service providers have increasingly been constrained to adapt to the new kid on the block: climate change. 

Yet a new banking era is on the rise and most still fail to see the role and, frankly, the gold mine the financial sector is sitting on when it comes to achieving an effective sustainability transformation.
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