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oikos LEAP Webinar with Julian Treasure

20 November 2015 | Featured

On December 9th, 5pm (CET), Julian Treasure will address oikos LEAP participants in a webinar on how to communicate effectively, special attention to listening and speaking well. Watch his talk. All oikos members are invited to register to attend here.


oikos Launches the Thesis Hub!

29 October 2015 | Featured

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


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




oikos Case Competition 2016

01 July 2015 | Featured

The oikos Case Competition is officially open. The three tracks are: Corporate ‎Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Finance. All students, faculty members and academics are welcome to submit. Deadline for submissions: 1st December 2015. More info:



Uniting Forces at the 11th COY in Paris

29 November 2015 | News | Agriculture, Climate Change, Education On November 26th, 2015, 14 oikos members entered the Hall 8 of the Parc des Expositions of Paris. Coming from Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria... »


One Member’s Experience in the oikos Economics Learning Circle

23 November 2015 | News | Economics At the FutureLab 2015 I attended the learning circle Economics, which was coordinated by Moritz Linder. The sessions were about how to get more... »

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oikos ANU Organises Climate Change Event #BeTheDrivingForce

20 November 2015 | News | Climate Change, Energy On November 20th, 2015, 80 participants gathered at the Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya. The morning started off with a warm welcome... »

Operation Climat is Ready!

17 November 2015 | News | Climate Change At the beginning of the summer, oikos joined forces with ARTE and others to create a unique video on climate change made by European citizens.... »


In the Eyes of the FutureLab Team 2015

06 November 2015 | News Dear oikos Community,   The FutureLab experience as an organizer is fundamentally different to the experience as a participant. You... »

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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