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Faculty from University of Oregon, Technical University of Munich and University of Hamburg win first prizes in oikos Case Writing Competition

24 May 2016 | Featured

We are proud to announce the winners of this year's oikos Case Writing Competition:


The first prize in the Corporate Sustainability track is awarded to Michael Russo and Michael Crooke from University of Oregon (US) for their case “Guayakí: Securing Supplies, Strengthening the Mission”.


In the Social Entrepreneurship track, the first prize goes to “Polarstern Energy – Sustainable Change Led by Innovative Entrepreneurs” by Julia K. Binder from TUM School of Management at Technical University of Munich (Germany).


In our youngest track, Sustainable Finance, outstanding case submissions competed for prizes this year. The winners of the first prize are Katrin Gödker, Josua Oll, Franziska Sump and Julia Frech from University of Hamburg (Germany) with “The Case for Divestment: Rockefellers’ Fortune?”.



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oikos LEAP Webinar with Julian Treasure

20 November 2015 | Featured

On December 8th we had the pleasure to listen to Julian Treasure via webinar for our oikos LEAP Basic Track. You can go back and take a look at it here and be inspired!



oikos launches the Research Hub!

29 October 2015 | Featured

As a result of the oikos FutureLab 2014, the Finance Learning Circle implemented the oikos Research Hub. Let's inspire each other, write more theses in sustainability topics and work on theses together!


Whatever your level of study: Bachelor, Master or PhD just share it and change research with us. Check it out and submit your thesis here.




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oikos Maastricht Encourages Faculty to Take Sustainable Strategic Approach

25 August 2016 | News At the end of the previous academic semester at Maastricht University, the newly re-estbalished chapter of oikos Maastricht wrote a letter to... »

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Towards the FutureLab Conference – WalkYourTalk Call I

24 August 2016 | News Monday started the #WalkYourTalk series of online meetings for the oikos community that will lead all the way up to the FutureLab 2016.   Every... »


oikos Hamburg Publishes its University’s Sustainability Report!

05 August 2016 | News A process that took more than two years comes to an end. The project team and all of oikos Hamburg presents "Sustainability Report 2.0", the... »

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What Are oikos Learning Circles Up To? Economics and Participatory Learning

04 August 2016 | News Out of the six oikos Learning Circles we today present two updates on the Economics and Participatory Learning's plans.   The oikos... »


We Welcome Our New oikos Associate Working on Sustainability and the Digital Economy

03 August 2016 | News Hello everybody!   I am Christoph the new oikos Associate and I am working on the topic of Digital Economy (DE). First of all I want... »

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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."

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“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

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"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

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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

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