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Call for Cases oikos Case Writing Competition 2018

08 November 2017 | Featured, News

oikos launched the call for cases for its annual oikos Case Writing Competition 2018. The competition promotes the creation of high quality teaching cases on Sustainable Finance, Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship and welcomes entries from all over the world. Submitted case studies should be suitable for use in management education and should be related to managerial issues faced by organizations and individuals. Written feedbacks are given to each case contributor. The winner of each category is offered an award of 3.000 Swiss Francs (2.000 CHF and 1.000 CHF for the second and third place of each category respectively). You can find the call for cases by clicking here.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1, 2017.

For further information on this year’s call and our Cases program go to: oikos.world/cases

Apply Now: oikos Spring Meeting 2017 in Barcelona

03 November 2017 | Featured

Come and be a part of the oikos Spring Meeting 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Don’t miss this opportunity from 8th to 11th March  to experience the oikos spirit! Click here for more information

The oikos-PRME Research Hub continues to grow!

06 September 2016 | Featured

The Hub is a unique platform to publish and share research on sustainability in economics and management among bachelor, master and PhD students. The goal is simple: to encourage more and more students to undertake sustainability-related research! Share your thesis or an abstract of your ongoing project. Access the Research Hub here.

News

08 November 2017 | News | Economics, Education

Economics can be a pretty dull subject, both in the way it is presented and in the types of ideas it includes. But oikos is working to change that! For last month’s Futurelab, oikos Associate J.Christopher Proctor led a team... »

08 November 2017 | Featured, News

oikos launched the call for cases for its annual oikos Case Writing Competition 2018. The competition promotes the creation of high quality teaching cases on Sustainable Finance, Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship and welcomes entries from all over the... »

08 November 2017 | News

by Renée Horster From Saturday, the 7th October to Wednesday, the 11th October 2017 a group of around 60 participants from 25 nationalities got together in Kreuzlingen to kick-off this year’s LEAP program. Over these four days they... »

08 November 2017 | News

It’s that time of the year! We are looking for motivated and passionate individuals who would like to organize the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar – the oikos FutureLab. The FutureLab is a 2-day platform for... »

03 November 2017 | News

This year, Christian Eggenberger, Graphic Recorder at the innovation-factory.ch, followed the keynotes and workshops of our oikos FutureLab. He transformed what he’s heard into pictures and created beautiful tableaus, giving you – regardless of whether you were there... »

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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