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FutureLab 2019

02 June 2019 | Featured

In 2019, our flagship conference oikos FutureLab will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 1st and 2nd November . The theme for this year’s event is “Acting together for sustainability”.

oikos Report: Mapping Pluralist Research

15 March 2019 | Featured

oikos is excited to announce the publication of a new report on pluralist economics. This report, titled “Mapping Pluralist Research” provides an overview of the research which has come out of the student movement for pluralism in economics.

oikos Annual Report 2018

07 February 2019 | Featured

We are excited to present the oikos Annual Report 2018. The report outlines our main activities and achievements in the preceding year and provides a brief overview of our plans in 2019.

Read the whole report here

News

04 September 2019 | News

We spend years in classrooms studying facts and complicated theories, but one thing we are never taught is how to have a fulfilling life. Our Leadership Development Program – LEAP bridges the gap. It challenges participants to reflect... »

19 August 2019 | News

The LEAP Advanced is a training program designed to empower and educate better leaders for a sustainable tomorrow. Applications for the Advanced Cohort 2019/2020 are now open. In this brief article, LEAP advanced participants Gregory Vrient and Katharina Buiten... »

05 August 2019 | News

This month, we ask you to take 30 seconds to meet Carlos Vargas, former oikos PhD fellow in Sustainable Finance (2017). During his time at oikos, Carlos was also responsible for running the oikos Case Writing Competition and... »

23 July 2019 | News

Inspired by the students’ passion for learning through case competitions in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), oikos Hong Kong decided to organize a Case Competition to promote sustainability concepts in the university. The team... »

12 July 2019 | News

Join the first St. Gallen Unconference on sustainability for oikos alumni and friends! St. Gallen Unconference Organised by oikos Alumni & HSG Alumni Sustainability Club Topic: Sustainability & Business When: 29th & 30th of August 2019 Where: University... »

Upcoming Events

Oct

18 - 20

Prague, Czech Republic

oikos Curriculum Academy 2019

Oct

25 - 31

Leysin, Switzerland

oikos LEAP Meeting 2019

Community

"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