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Join us at oikos as Manager, Operations

08 April 2017 | Featured

Join the international oikos team as a Manager, Operations in St. Gallen, Switzerland. As the manager for operations you provide a key pillar for our work and impact. You manage the operations in our international office in St. Gallen, and you are deeply involved in organizing our international programs. You find further information here.

Call for Applications: oikos Young Scholars Finance Academy 2017

16 February 2017 | Featured

oikos and the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich will convene the 7th oikos Young Scholars Finance Academy from September 4-6, 2017, in Zurich, Switzerland.  The deadline for applications is May 1, 2017. You find further information here.

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

07 April 2017 | News

On March 23 oikos Spring Meeting 2017 opened in Hamburg, Germany. More than 130 participants from many different parts of the world were gathered together under the title USE YOUR POWER – Empowering Young Leaders for Sustainable Decisions.... »

03 April 2017 | News

From 22 to 23 March 2017 oikos LEAP Intermediate took place in Hamburg, Germany. The event welcomed 32 oikos chapter presidents and international executive board (EB) members in order to discuss chapter development and strengthen presidents’ leadership skills.... »

01 April 2017 | News

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” –Naguib Mahfouz (Nobel Prize Winner) Better leadership is praised as a solution to many problems: dysfunctional... »

17 March 2017 | News

From 5 to 11 March 2017 oikos Winter School took place in Witten, Germany. The Winter School was titled “You call it Eco. We call it common sense. Sustainability in the fashion industry” and explored a role and... »

07 March 2017 | Articles, News

The second oikos alumni debate online took place on February 22nd and as with the first, it was a true oikos product: made by alumni for alumni. The evening was guided by the title: “Renewing Global Energy: Revolution... »

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UN-Dress

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Develop Prize 2017

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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