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Call for Cases 2017

07 September 2016 | Featured

The oikos Case Writing Competition 2017 is officially open!

The oikos Case Writing Competition promotes the writing of high quality teaching cases on Corporate Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Finance. The competition welcomes entries from all parts of the world.

The deadline for case submissions is December 1, 2016. Further information here.


The oikos Research Hub continues to grow!

06 September 2016 | Featured

The Hub is a unique platform to publish and share research on sustainability in economics and management among bachelor, master and PhD students. The goal is simple: to encourage more and more students to undertake sustainability-related research! Share your thesis or an abstract of your ongoing project. Access the Research Hub here.

If you need more information, please contact our PhD Fellow .


17 October 2016 | News

“The rules of the game need to change. Current management and business education are promoting an economy that works not for 100 % of humanity, but only for the top 1 %.” This was the underlying tune of... »

10 October 2016 | News

On September 14, 2016, a vibrant workshop brought together students for discussing their projects’ impact. The event was centered around the question of how to achieve intended impacts of student projects – both at universities and beyond. Student... »

07 October 2016 | News

The first oikos alumni debate online took place on September 27th. It was the first 100% alumni international event: made by alumni for alumni! The evening was guided by the title: “Sustainability Consulting for Value Creation”. Two panelists... »

06 October 2016 | News

Serving as the oikos International President in reality meant participation in a year long, advanced, action-based leadership learning platform. Cooperation with a student Executive Board consisting of talented individuals, nurturing Local Chapters, presenting oikos story and values at... »

03 October 2016 | News

On Thursday September 29th oikos members from Germany, Georgia, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Slovakia gathered for the first afternoon of the CEE Meeting 2016. After having settled into the accommodation and having eaten some local cake, the evening... »

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"We set up a Hand Papermaking Studio at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, India, where I am an architecture student. The idea is to initiate disabled people into producing handmade paper on a commercial scale to make an honest living, which will create livelihood opportunities. The initiative is successful and ready to be replicated."

Pranav Gajar, oikos Ahmedabad

"oikos instilled me and my fellow students with knowledge, skills and values that help in shaping a sustainable future. oikos motivates and supports our passion for sustainability by providing us with institutional learning processes and encouraging us to think critically and make collaborative decisions about the future. oikos is a family spread over different continents, yet connected by a common goal and motive, ie. to be the change in building the bridge for sustainability in economics and management."

Naimat Chopra, oikos New Delhi

“The 3 years that I spent with oikos were amazing and I feel that I was really lucky to have had this opportunity. In my PhD I looked at sustainable entrepreneurial businesses and their growth strategies. One of the problems associated with business growth is that it often results in mission drift, or in other words a refocus of attention from social or environmental mission to profit generation. I was intrigued to identify business models that help sustainable businesses avoid mission drift.”

Liudmila Chambers, Winner, Best Management PhD Thesis Award 2014, University of St. Gallen; Former oikos PhD Fellow 2009 - 2012; Faculty, University of Bath, UK

"We trust in the highly committed members of oikos and in their mission to integrate sustainability issues at the world’s faculties for economics and management. The academic approach promotes awareness and sustainability-driven innovation so future decision makers will make a difference. That’s why Avina Stiftung has been supporting oikos for many years."

Sibylle Feltrin, Director, Avina Stiftung

"For me organizing the oikos Summer School was quite challenging. I was responsible for not only the administrational part of the project but I also took part in academic issues. I improved my knowledge in this field and got more practical experience as visiting some enterprises with participants. Working with them was very interesting and worthy. I am a member of oikos Tbilisi and oikos has a great influence on me. After every project, I realize how important sustainability is.The one thing I love the most is the possibility of sharing experiences and opinions."

Ani Loumuri, oikos Tbilisi

"Since 2007, the Mercator Foundation Switzerland has been supporting oikos on both academic and student projects. The "mix" of student activism on the chapter level and oikos' global academic activities position it as a unique organization. We appreciate the engagement and high qualification of oikos members and the diversity of approaches to promote sustainability in Economics and Management."

Nadine Felix, Stiftung Mercator, Switzerland

“I found out that the more inspiring and talented people I meet, the more I feel that it is worth trying to encourage students, academia, businesses and governments to think and actually act sustainably. Being part of the oikos community is giving me the belief that we have the power to make things different."

Maja Horniecka, Chief organiser, oikos Central and Eastern European Meeting; President 2014, oikos Prague, Czech Republic

“I did not realise for a long time how orthodox the economics curriculum is, because I was not taking the classes. Now a group of students have organised a lecture series where students teach other students about other schools of economic thinking, which they are not taught otherwise. I would love to collaborate with them and use the oikos community to expand those activities.”

Renée Horster, Member, oikos St. Andrews, UK

“The oikos Asia Meet was my first event with oikos. There was not a minute in the three days that I felt bored or out of place. The workshop and field trip were extraordinary and very educating. To summarize in one sentence, I attended the Asia Meet as a guest and on the third day I walked out of the venue wanting to be a member of oikos."

Nimisha Ghorpade, editor, oikos Newsteam, India