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oikos LEAP Webinar "Thinking Innovation For Better Projects"

As part of the oikos LEAP Leadership Program, three inspirational Webinars are open to all oikos members.

We're kicking of the season with this special Webinar on project design, design thinking and putting a good will into an even better project, captured under the name "Thinking Innovation for Better Projects". Webinar Leader Daniel Hires has conducted numerous projects and grown businesses i ... »

Rückblick 2. Future Fashion Day

Wir hatten einen wundervollen Tag mit vielen interessanten Austellern, Vorträgen und einer Catwalk-Show die alle Erwartungen übertroffen hat.

Optimistisch blicken wir auf 2017 und möchten den FutureFashionDay weiter ausbauen.

Alle Bilder zum Event sind im folgenden Link zu sehen https://futurefashionday.wordpress.com/

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Bandhan: Advancing Financial Inclusion in India

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Established in 2001 by Chandra Shekhar Ghosh to address the dual objective of poverty alleviation and empowerment of women, Bandhan was the largest microfinance institution (MFI) in India and the largest non-deposit taking MFI in the world. By 2013, it had grown to 2,016 branches across 22 states and union territories within India. With over 5 million borrowers and total outs ... »

Social Franchising to Attain Scale and Sustainability: The Kibera Project in Kenya

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This case presents the history and development of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) project in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, that was initiated by Rotarians and funded initially, in large part, by the Rotary International Foundation. It discusses the numerous operational and strategic challenges faced by those working on this Kibera Project and the Rotary Project ... »

Sanergy: Sustainable Sanitation

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The global sanitation crisis attracted the attention of several regional, national, and international organizations which tried to address the issue in their own way. Still about 2.6 billion people lacked access to decent sanitation facilities across the globe.

 

Kenya had become a hub of slums with more than 8 million living in the urban slums in the country. Sinc ... »

Friends of the Children: Strategies for Scaling Impact

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Friends of the Children, a nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 1993 by retired entrepreneur Duncan Campbell to serve youth at the highest risk of teen parenting, incarceration, or dropping out of school. Each youth client was matched with a paid mentor from first grade through the end of high school. The costs of this intervention were high, but the out ... »

Polarstern Energy – Sustainable Change Led by Innovative Entrepreneurs

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In 2011 three young entrepreneurs, Jakob Assmann, Florian Henle and Simon Stadler, set out to revolutionize the energy market by offering a radical solution for customers to switch from non-renewable fossil fuels to renewable energies. Through their start-up Polarstern, they aimed to offer the first comprehensive sustainable energy package, derived from 100% renewable resourc ... »

2. Future Fashion Day

Ethisch korrekt produziert, nachhaltig und schön?? Wie das gehen kann zeigen wir beim 2. Future Fashion Day. Mit klarem Fokus auf Design und Nachhaltigkeit präsentieren wir Top-Player aus dem Eco-Fashion-Segment. Die Vorbereitungen laufen auf Hochtouren - lasst euch überraschen!

Es werden zahlreiche Aussteller aus der Region, Labels aus deutschlands Modehauptstadt Berlin und auch aus der Sch ... »

oikos Germany Meeting 2016

The oikos Germany Meeting 2016 will be hosted by oikos Paderborn, Germany. Find the preliminary program (in German) here. ... »

Elle'n'Belle @oikos&Pizza

oikos St. Gallen hosts Elle'n'Belle, a Zurich-based vegan restaurant, at oikos&Pizza. ... »

oikos Company Visit: RITTER SPORT

oikos Tübingen will visit RITTER SPORT - a family-owned business in the confectionery industry. More information is available here. ... »

oikos FutureLab 2016

The oikos FutureLab is the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar which gathers representatives from the entire oikos community. It provides a 2-day platform for 140 participants to inspire, discover and develop joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. More information is available here.

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SpringMeeting - Was macht oikos aus?

SpringMeeting    - Was macht oikos aus?

Was charakterisiert uns wirklich? Nicht jeder hat ein klares Bild was sich hinter unserem Slogan „Students for sustainability in economics and management“. Ein Zusammenschluss von Studenten mit einer gemeinsamen Zielsetzung und dem Fokus auf internationale Kommunikation und Austausch von Studenten. Wir alle teilen ein starkes Interesse an nachhal ... »

#EntreMind As Theme of the Spring Meeting 2016

Wherever the oikos community goes, they bring the sun, even where it almost never shines: Lille. On Thursday March 17th, after an intense Presidents' Meeting the previous day, oikos members from around the world were welcomed at the EDHEC Business School by the oikos Lille team. The Spring Meeting 2016 kicked off with a very important Legislative Meeting. We elected next Executive Board members, t ... »

oikos Social Entrepreneurship Academy

  

On the 28th of March oikos Baku gave a start to its "Social Entrepreneurship Academy" project with the aim of increasing awareness of social entrepreneurship among students interested in business and bring the idea of what is really social entrepreneurship and how to apply it in Azerbaijan. Within the project, there were held 5 trainings on "oikos Cavnvas project management", "The ide ... »

Podnikám, protože chci změnit SVĚT

Chceš si vyzkoušet podnikání na vlastní kůži? Zajímá tě okolí a chceš něco skutečně změnit? Sociální problémy ti nejsou lhostejné?

  Jestli jsi kladně odpověděl alespoň na jednu otázku, tato akce je právě pro tebe! Dozvíš se, jak skutečně funguje společensky prospěšný byznys a co potřebuješ k tomu, abys mohl sám začít. Uslyšíš ... »

oikos goes: fairgoods - Messe für nachhaltigen Lebensstil

Die Messe für nachhaltigen Lebensstil findet zum ersten mal in der Kölner XPost statt. Parallel dazu läuft auch die Veggienale - Messe für vegan-vegetarische Lebenskultur am selben Ort. Der AK Social Entrepreneurship wird an einer Podiumsdiskussion teilnehmen.

Außerdem erwarten wir Besuch von oikos Paderborn. Wer mitkommen will, schreibt uns einfach an! ... »

AK Social Entrepreneurship: Erstes Treffen (19:30)

Treffen des AK Social Entrepreneurship im Café Duddel (Zülpicher Wall 8, hinter der UniMensa) um 19:30. Das erste Treffen soll dazu dienen uns als Gruppe zu finden, Social Entrepreneurship zu definieren, die Fairgoods Podiumsdiskussion vorzubereiten und zu diskutieren, wie ein eigener Vortrags-/Workshopabend gestaltet werden könnte. ... »

Performance Index for Social Enterprises

Through the development of a Performance Index for Social Enterprises, the author aims at two main goals: Firstly, to help investors in their sustainability assessment of social enterprises (socially, environmentally and financially); secondly, to provide an analysis tool for the process of strategy improvements conducted by the management boards of social enterprises. ... »

Interested in Renewable Energy Finance 2.0? We’d love to hear from you

For investments in renewable energy consumers, electric utilities as well as private and institutional investors use a wide range of financial instruments. In the past few years, innovative models like leasing, power purchase agreements, green bonds, yieldcos and crowdfunding – “renewable energy finance 2.0” – have moved up the agenda in this context. Earlier this week, we invited 22 parti ... »

oikos Akademie podzim 2015

oikos Akademie podzim 2015

Udržitelnost a podnikání  

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oikos akademie je série 6 veřejně přístupných seminářů. Všechny tyto semináře mají společné klíčové téma – řeší se zde z nejrůznějších aspektů vzájemný vztah udržitelnosti a podnikání. Semináře se konají téměř každý čtvrteční ve ... »

oikos Academy Fall 2015

Sustainable  Entrepreneurship  

"21. century will be the era of responsibility, or it won't exist" Gary Hamel

oikos Academy is the course of 6 open sessions, all devoted to the different aspects of the highlight of the academy - Sustainability and entrepreneurship. Course takes place almost every Thursday at University of Economics in Prague. This is the very first oikos Acade ... »

The oikos Summer School 2015 – Creating Solutions for Georgia

The oikos International Summer School on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation was a 9-day event for international and Georgian participants that took place in Mestia, Georgia. Forty participants from eighteen countries gathered in order to learn more about the topics and actively transform the Svaneti region for the better.

 

Through various lectures, workshops and f ... »

The oikos Summer School 2015 - Creating Solutions for Georgia

The oikos International Summer School on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation was a 9-day event for international and Georgian participants that took place in Mestia, Georgia. Forty participants from eighteen countries gathered in order to learn more about the topics and actively transform the Svaneti region for the better.

 

Through various lectures, workshops and field ... »

imp!act Vienna - 3,5 Tage Unterstützung für dein nachhaltiges Projekt

imp!act gibt es jetzt auch in Wien und zwar erstmals von 3. bis 6. Dezember 2015. Aktuelle Informationen findet ihr hier.

Ihr habt eine Idee oder einfach nur den Wunsch und die Motivation, ein sozial und/oder ökologisch sinnvolles Projekt umzusetzen? euforia organisiert imp!act, ein 3,5-Tagesprogramm, das euch von der Idee bis zum fertigen Plan begleitet. Das Ergebnis wird anschließend ein ... »

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

Onajomo Akemu is the winner of the first prize in the social entrepreneurship track of the 12th annual oikos Case Writing Competition, he is also a PhD Candidate at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

 

How would you describe yourself as a person? What are your passions?

First, I am curious about intellectual history and the world around me, particularly about s ... »

oikos Event: Fairnopoly

 

 

 

Bei diesem oikos Event hatten wir Fairmondo (ehem. Fairnopoly) zu Gast:

  Fairnopoly ist ein alternativer Online-Marktplatz, der sich zu fairen Grundprinzipien und konsequenter Transparenz verpflichtet. Das Besondere: Die Gründer haben ein neues Unternehmensmodell entwickelt. Die Genossenschaft 2.0. Warum diese Rechtsform nachhaltiges Wirtschaften fördert ... »

Sistema Ser: Scaling Private Health Care for the Base of the Pyramid

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The case revolves around “Sistema Ser” (SSer) (1), a private health care organization that serves the base of the pyramid (BOP) in northern Argentina, and its founder and director, Argentine gynecologist Dr. Jorge Gronda. In the late 1990s, Dr. Gronda had begun to serve the poor—particularly women in the remote Puna region—on an unpaid, voluntary basis. Eventually, th ... »

Fairphone: Organising for Sustained Social Impact

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With no previous experience in the mobile phone industry, Bas van Abel, an industrial designer based in Amsterdam, started Fairphone as an NGO [non-governmental organisation] awareness campaign in March 2010. He hoped that by inviting the public to design collaboratively a prototype of a “fair” smartphone, the campaign would raise the Dutch public’s awareness of the lin ... »

Roba Amiga: Social Entrepreneurship in Textile Waste Management

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The case focuses on Roba Amiga, a network of organizations devoted to collect, select and sell second-hand clothes in Barcelona and its surrounding, with the aim of creating jobs for people excluded from the job market as well as contributing to mitigating the environmental problem of textile waste. The case traces the history of Roba Amiga, leading up to two of the organizations ... »

Building a Sustainable Enterprise with the Power of Local Communities- The Journey of Neev Herbal Handmade Soaps

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Poverty, illiteracy and gender discrimination have been the underlying factors that have stifled development in the villages of Jharkhand state in northern India. In 2006, Hudlung village located in the outskirts of the steel city of Jamshedpur was acutely stricken by poverty with about 80% of the population living below the poverty line, as defined by the Government of India ... »

Arunachalam Muruganantham: A Social Entrepreneur Innovating in a Woman’s World

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Considered taboo in many parts of the world, menstrual hygiene was a subject ridden with many myths and misconceptions, especially in a country like India. Arunachalam Muruganantham (Muruganantham), was the man who had revolutionised female sanitary hygiene and had created a lasting impact on the health and livelihood of women, mostly in rural India. With his pioneering and p ... »

oikos Summer School 2015

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oikos Summer School 2015

More information will be out soon.

 

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oikos Talk mit Damian Izdebski: Wie man ein Unternehmen nachhaltig betreibt und warum der Lerneffekt beim Scheitern immens sein kann

Vergangene Woche hatten wir Damian Izdebski, den Geschäftsführer von tecbold und Gründer von DiTech zu Gast. Dieser hat uns erzählt, wie es dazu gekommen ist, dass DiTech 15 Jahre lang wunderbar gelaufen ist und warum er im Endeffekt mit dem Unternehmen scheiterte. Warum es im Handel ohne Wachstum nicht geht und wie es mit kleinen Märkten wie dem österreichischen ist.

 

Schon ... »

Idea Generation Workshop mit oikos und SIA

Was würdest du mit einer Million Euro machen? Diese und noch mehr Fragen stellten wir uns am 9. März beim Idea Generation Workshop in Kooperation mit dem Social Impact Award.

Mehr zum Nachlesen gibt es hier.

Mehr Fotos gibt es hier.

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Mustard Seed Impact Event

Do you think you can change the world that we all know? Raise the standard of living not only yours, but also that of entire society? Has your innovative startup come to life to serve a greater good than your own prosperity? Are you searching for a financing round? Looking for a suitable venture capital?

Apply for the Mustard Seed Impact Event - the first ever social impact startup event i ... »

Sign-Up - oikos Develop Prize 2015

oikos Copenhagen is proud to organize Develop Prize again, a competition in social entrepreneurship that brings students together to create innovative business ideas, which solve problems in the developing world. You can find all the info you need on our website.

 

We invite students from all Danish educational institutions to sign up and participate in the competition and join our wo ... »

Carl Zeiss is visiting FSU!

oikos Jena is glad to announce that on Friday, 30th of January, 2015

Carl Zeiss is visiting FSU!

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena is hosting the second cycle of practical lectures on the topic

 

“Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

 

Ulrich Wesser, the Head of Quality Department from Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH, will let students get a deep insight in the com ... »

Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship - The oikos Collection Vol. 4 published

At oikos we are happy to present the fourth volume of the oikos Case Collection "Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship - The oikos Collection Vol. 4", published with Greenleaf and edited by Michael Pirson. The book is available as e-book and hardback at Greenleaf and major online retailers. For publishers and researchers it is possible to order review and inspection copies.

 

This fo ... »

Entrepreneurship Learning Circle Updates

The Entrepreneurship Learning Circle  

Mendel, Leeuwenhoek, Archimedes, Galileo aren't just famous people. What makes them famous, is their ability to transform an idea into an innovation. And looking behind, we have to admire what they did. These people passed on their intellect heritage for generations together hence making this society a better place to live in.  They are etched in ou ... »

oikos Summer School

The first oikos Summer School was held in Tbilisi; in the heritage country of  Georgia, with the theme of Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in Emerging Markets.

The  Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Ivane, better known as Tbilisi State University (TSU), is the oldest university in the Caucasus region. TSU hosted this Summer School for international and Georgian studen ... »

Was veränderst du - Ashoka prämiert und trainiert junge SozialunternehmerInnen, Bewerbungen bis 15. Oktober

Ashoka sucht wieder gemeinsam mit Ben & Jerry's nach jungen SozialunternehmerInnen in Österreich. Gefragt sind junge, engagierte Talente unter 35, die mit ihrer Organisation ein gesellschaftliches und/oder ökologisches Problem lösen. Alle, die ihre Chance auf die 10.000 Euro Preisgeld und 6 Monate Ashoka Mentoring wahrnehmen wollen, können sich noch bis zum 15. Oktober 2014 anmelden.

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oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy

Exploring Social Issues in Entrepreneurship Location: Weggis & Zurich, Switzerland Date: 19-22 January, 2015 The fifth oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy provides a unique platform for scholars in the field of entrepreneurship in the early stages of their careers. It will gather a maximum of 15 exceptional PhD candidates, post-docs and young faculty to advance academic research, ... »

oikos Summer School - Tbilisi

The International Summer School on Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in Emerging Markets is a  10 days lasting  event for international and Georgian students. During various lectures, workshops, field trips, participants will acquire knowledge of this topic, which they will then apply within their team projects and case studies. More information here: http://www.oikos-summerschool.o ... »

Terra Nova (A)

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In three years, a small team of engineers led by a visionary entrepreneur Mr. Christian Thomas has developed a new process for producing iron, aluminum, copper, as well as gold and silver in commercial quantities, from electronic waste. The small team of senior engineers who started this venture had been brutally terminated upon the failure of a big lead processing plant. Ou ... »

Accenture Development Partnerships (A) and (B)

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Accenture Development Partnerships is a “not-for-loss” business unit established inside Accenture in 2003 to serve NGO and development sector clients. Seven years later, its founder Gib Bulloch faces a challenge when a new leadership team is put in place at Accenture and the key sponsor of the venture retires. The future of the venture is uncertain – it could be phased out, integ ... »

Wellcome – Growth of a Social Enterprise

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  wellcome offers support to families in the first weeks after a baby is born. Surprisingly, previously there was no service available to families in this new and often overwhelming situation of beginning parenthood. Statistics show that especially in those weeks mothers are endangered of showing symptoms of burn-out or postpartum depression due to exhaustion. wellcome sends volu ... »

International Summer School on Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

The International Summer School on Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in Emerging Markets is a  10 days lasting  event for international and Georgian students. During various lectures, workshops, field trips, participants will acquire knowledge of this topic, which they will then apply within their team projects and case studies.

More information here: http://www.oikos-summerschool.o ... »

Faculty from Concordia University, Mc Gill University and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Win oikos Case Writing Competition 2014

11th edition of the annual oikos Case Writing Competition awards leading teaching cases on sustainability in management and entrepreneurship  

St. Gallen, 26th May 2014 – oikos, the international student-driven organization for sustainable management and economics, announced the winners of its annual oikos Case Writing Competition. The first prize in the corporate sustainability track i ... »