Annual Report 2014

Look back at the oikos year 2014 and join us in shaping the future

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oikos Alumni are active across the world in

business, government, NGOs and academia

Their common history and interest in

sustainability provides a bond that lasts

long beyond their university years!

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oikos and SDSN Launch Sustainable Development Goals Campaign


In partnership with SDSN Youth and Project Everyone, we are proud to launch the #KnowYourGoals global campaign.



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6 new oikos Free Cases available for download

Whether you are a lecturer teaching courses in management, entrepreneurship or finance, or a student wanting to explore current sustainability challenges in your studies - these cases will provide fresh input to your classroom experience! This year, out of 11 finalists, a record of 6 cases are now available for free as part of our oikos Free Case Collection. Download them here.

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A New Design for the oikos Annual Report 2014

The year 2014 has been a year filled with interesting ideas and big achievements. A big shout out to the oikos community! Enthusiasm, motivation, shared values and willingness to work together has connected more than 1000 student members in 4 continents, a vast number of alumni, faculty, advisors and partners who attempt to integrate sustainability in economics and management every day. Learn more about our achievements in 2014, get inspired and join us in 2015!


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It’s the complexity, stupid! Young researchers discuss how to transform the energy system

30 July 2015 What drives an energy transition? Which obstacles need to be overcome? How can we academics contribute to that massive sociotechnical revolution?... »


oikos at the ‘Hochschultage: Ökosoziale Marktwirtschaft & Nachhaltigkeit’​ 2015

08 July 2015 On the 3rd and 4th of July 2015, oikos was invited to attend the international conference "Sustainable Environmental Politics and Economy" (translated)... »


Interview with Ona – Winner of the oikos Case Writing Competition in the Social Entrepreneurship Track

07 July 2015 Onajomo Akemu is the winner of the first prize in the social entrepreneurship track of the 12th annual oikos Case Writing Competition, he is... »


oikos Members Pursue International Impact

06 July 2015 On June 21st, 2015, three oikos members traveled to New York City with a bag full of aspirations and enthousiasm. Anita Negri, Julia Weber (oikos... »


Will You Buy my Sustainable Finance Research?

06 July 2015 The oikos PRI Young Scholars Finance Academy in Reading, UK, May 31 to June 4, 2015   In the past decade, corporate fraud, bank scandals... »

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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 spead 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

"Over the course of my studies in Economics I got more and more unsatisfied with the paradigms. By looking for an organization who would challenge current paradigms and where my mindset is represented, I found oikos, which I am very glad for. During the last view months I got the chance to get to know many kindhearted people. Since we are all interested in sustainable development it makes it very easy to talk about our visions of social change. Everyone is motivated to create, or participate in, numerous projects and very interesting discussions. That’s the way oikos enriches my life." Maximilian Becker, Chief Organiser Germany Meeting 2015

“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 oikos community is giving me the belief that we have the power to make things different." - Maja Horniecka, Chief Organiser CEE Meeting 2014

"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