Open LEAP Webinar | Competences for a Responsible Leader

What are the Competencies for Responsible Leaders? Mark Wade, a renowned expert in sustainability will be talking about this topic in a very interactive session.

To get the most out of the webinar, think about the questions below:

  • A leader that has inspired you. They can be people from history, current times, public figures or from your private life.
  • What made them inspiring to you? What values,  behaviours and qualities did they embody that made them so inspiring?

Come prepared to share your thoughts!

You will also have the opportunity to get to learn more about oikos LEAP and how to get involved in the LEAP Program 2019/20. This session is open to our entire community.

Mark Wade is a renowned expert in sustainability and sought after advisor and facilitator of senior executive teams and multi-stakeholder events. Mark has a passion for developing current and future leaders with the values, mindset and capacity necessary for achieving a sustainable world.

Register here:

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About LEAP:

oikos LEAP is designed to inspire young leaders to become more responsible in their decision making and equip them with insights, knowledge and tools to do so.

oikos LEAP challenges participants to reflect on themselves and their values. Whilst adopting and sharing the lessons learnt in their chapters, participants practice sustainable leadership. The result is strengthened chapter performance and greater impact in line with the oikos mission. These basics will, moreover, accompany participants throughout their lives and result in change towards sustainability.

To summarize this purpose, we chose to name this program LEAP, in order to collectively and eagerly leap forward to a world of more sustainable leadership.

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posted April 24, 2019

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oikos FutureLab 2019

oikos FutureLab 2019 will take place in Geneva on November 1 and 2. Our main theme is “Acting Together for Sustainability”.

Please, keep an eye on our website for more updates: 

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posted April 21, 2019

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oikos Newsletter April 2019

The April edition of our newsletter is here. You can explore different opportunities to engage in our community and learn what our community has been up to in the preceding month.

Read the whole newsletter here

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posted April 16, 2019

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oikos Roundtable: Discussing economics curriculum for a sustainable future


Calls for reform in economics have intensified significantly in recent years. The financial crisis highlighted the risks of relying on a narrow set of neoclassical economic models and amplified demands for a more diverse approach to teaching and research in the field. Growing challenges to sustainable prosperity add further urgency to the need to shift. Rising inequality and environmental threats are cases in point. The need for change is further amplified by the economic story that shapes our lives. In the words of F. S. Michaels  “In these early decades of the twenty-first century, the master story is economic: economic beliefs, values and assumptions are shaping how we think, feel and act”.

On 28th March 2019, oikos organized a roundtable to engage key stakeholders in a discussion about the future of economics curricula. We provided a space for students, faculty and practitioners who have a stake in the future of economics to come together, share experiences and opinions and develop a plan for a coherent way forward. The roundtable at the ImpactHub Geneva welcomed representatives of the University of Geneva, Rethinking Economics Geneva, Rethinking Economics Switzerland, Green Growth Knowledge Platform, World Trade Institute and UNITAR. Local oikos chapters from St.Gallen, Lille and Copenhagen and former oikos Associate in Pluralist Economics also joined online. The roundtable was facilitated by Johannes Schwarzer from the Council on Economic Policies.

The representatives discussed their projects that focus on educational innovation, talked about their success stories, challenges and tried to carve out strategies for reforming the education system.

Lionel von Meiss of Rethinking Economics Switzerland spoke about the importance of more pluralistic economics education. “Economists tend to be conservative”, he noted, “Unless you have a background in mainstream economics, you get marginalized. However, it is also needed to understand the mainstream economics and engage in a conversation with economists in a respectful and friendly manner.”

According to oikos President Clementine Robert: “Climate change is not profoundly discussed in the textbooks from the 1950s (including their re-editions) that are continuously being used. Our goal should be not only to develop electives that address global sustainability challenges but bring this discourse into the core curriculum”.

The roundtable discussion made it clear that student groups and advocates for curriculum reform can justify the need for change and are able to share some promising practices happening at universities. For example, oikos Lille explained that they worked closely with Director of MSc in Global Business, Bastiaan Van Der Linden to exchange ideas on how to integrate sustainability into the curriculum. They joined a brainstorming session on how to teach climate change at business schools and participated in identifying sustainable companies for student visits. Next year the program will open its doors for the first cohort of students. In 2017, oikos welcomed J. Christopher Proctor as an associate in Pluralist Economics. He developed a workshop on Pluralist Economics and traveled across Europe and the USA to diversify the economic toolkit of oikos members. J. Christopher also wrote two reports. “oikos Guide to Pluralist Economics” introduces readers to different schools of economic thought, while “Mapping Pluralist Research” provides an overview of the research which has come out of the student movement for pluralism in economics.  Online open source platforms like Exploring Economics and Heterodox Economics enable students to gain insight into a multitude of resources that explain how the economy works. Universities too are taking action. For example, Nottingham University Business School has been at the forefront of education for sustainability. They have organized #ResponsibleNUBS initiative to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the School and build student and staff capacity to action the SDGs. On a global level, the Teach SDGs online platform offers open and accessible resources, lessons plans, and global projects directly aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The question that hijacked the second part of the roundtable was, HOW we can bring about the major change on a global level and how to convince key stakeholders to jump on the pluralist and sustainability bandwagon. Participants, therefore, tried to identify the main strategies necessary for accomplishing such a goal.

Student groups operate on local and international levels. Local groups advocate for the change directly at their universities.  For them, the crucial point is mapping different issues in terms of sustainability and monolithic economics education, as well as identifying main barriers and challenges preventing them from taking action. On the other side, the knowledge of promising initiatives and inspiring practices is crucial to show the way forward. Having a solid understanding of the main problems and possible solutions makes conversations with key stakeholders such as faculty, administration, business, civil society and government easier and more convincing. These groups need to capitalize on the stakeholders’ strengths and help improve their weaknesses to leverage the impact. The language we use influences how people perceive and behave with us, so it is important to approach potential partners with respect to their expertise and do not think of them as villains. At the same time, the students can talk to open-minded faculties who are willing to think differently. Such a strategy was instrumental for success at oikos Lille.  Students do also act on their own. They run campaigns at universities, conduct surveys to learn what students wish to be taught and promote inspirational curricula. For instance, a survey conducted by local Rethinking Economics group in Geneva proved that around 500 students were interested in having a pluralist economics curriculum that would address pressing global issues. oikos Copenhagen is currently undertaking a project called “Curricular Transformation”, that includes interviewing students, professors, and companies to learn about shortcomings and strengths of existing study programs and acting upon the information to innovate the curriculum.

International student networks maintain the flow of information between local groups. The types of information they share include everything from new lessons learned to prototypes of curricula and main pitfalls. They ensure the exchange of knowledge across countries, universities as well as generations of students and help them move forward to the goal. Furthermore, to overcome issues associated with the lack of funding that often hinder students from realizing their projects, different student networks can join efforts to develop proposals for public or private foundations at the national and international levels.

Looking back at student experiences, J. Christopher reflected “To create something new sometimes seems easier, than to change what already exists.  Our hope in the theory of change is that from creating something new constantly, we will eventually shape existing understanding and ways of teaching economics”.

What lies ahead for students and faculty keen to address the shortcomings of orthodox economics? The world (at least a growing part of it) seems to have woken up, and the momentum is here for everyone who wants the change to garner together and advocate for reforming economics education. On behalf of oikos, we are determined to take these actions further and facilitate the multistakeholder conversation. One of the next opportunities to continue comes on November 1 and 2 with the oikos FutureLab, an international conference, focused on developing economics and management education that meets global sustainability challenges.


The University of Geneva offers programs with a focus on sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals and has been working on the integration of SDGs in overall university curricula.

Rethinking Economics Switzerland is the Swiss national network of Rethinking Economics established to reform the economics curriculum at universities worldwide.

Rethinking Economics Geneva is a local group of Rethinking Economics Switzerland

Green Growth Knowledge Platform is a global network of international organizations and experts that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice.

World Trade Institute is a leading academic institution working on teaching and research that address issues of  international trade and investment regulation and economic globalisation and sustainability. Operating at the University of Bern, they study the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.

UNITAR is a training arm of the United Nations that offers different learning events including conferences, public lectures, online courses and many more. Recently, they have contributed the the UNESCO report “Education for Sustainable Development: Learning to Act, Learning to Achieve”.

Council on Economic Policies is an international nonprofit, nonpartisan economic policy think tank for sustainability focused on fiscal, monetary and trade policy.

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posted April 15, 2019

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oikos Winter School “Growing Cities, growing responsibilities – taking the lead to a sustainable future”

The oikos Winter School 2019 explored a range of topics from Megacities and Smart Cities to new energy and transportation concepts to civic participation. In this interactive blog prepared by Janina Hoffmann,  one of the participants of the winter school and oikos communications and marketing working group member, you can take a closer look at the topics covered by inspiring speakers and passionate participants.

The shaping of us

This story is relevant to you, as urban space is about your living space. Central to this topic are the questions: How do we want to live? How do we imagine our living spaces? How can we shape our habitat? I joined this year’s Winter School to find answers to these questions and learn about tools that can help to improve our environment for the better.

“We shape our buildings, afterwards our buildings shape us.” Winston Churchill

Creating SUSTAINABLE CITIES is foremost about creating LIVEABLE CITIES – cities that are suited for us – humans, not for cars or for economic interests. Seems logical, but I feel that the human-centered perspective often gets overlooked. To design cities where humans can flourish, I am convinced, we need to give people the tools and opportunities to co-create their own homes, their own street, their own city, their own country. Most of all, we have the responsibility to look for them and I, you, we need to take the lead in shaping our environment, our future and above all us.

What I took away from the Winter School with respect to increasing the living quality is the creation of space and infrastructure that are in line with our needs. It entails good division of public spaces where we can come together and socialize and private areas which should be green safe havens where we can connect with nature and ourselves.

Find out more in the following sections about how to involve more people in sustainable projects, how to make a difference in a city and how to create liveable urban spaces.

How can we involve more people in making our cities more sustainable?

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WORKSHOP CIVIC INVOLVEMENT FOR CHANGE by Dr. Jan Hendrik Kamlage and his colleague Anna Mengede | © Johannes Buldmann

A key to successful participation

Dr. Jan-Hendrik Kamlage: “It’s about getting people involved in establishing good and trustful relationships, which foster a communicative space for sharing ideas, arguments and criticism. Based on this relation, a structured and demand-tailored process can be implemented and professionally facilitated with balanced information.”

A keypoint for a sustainable transition – civil participation

Tessa Elliott : “I got reminded again that it is up to everybody to help create the future we want to live in and that every little step counts, moreover that most actions e.g. civil participation projects like Bochumboltz have to start with a small step and grow from there.

Civil participation is a key point for a transition to a sustainable future because politicians need reminders for what society wants and for decisions that need to be taken. Sometimes one bottom up action may seem very small but it can be an important piece for the puzzle to our future. Likewise, it is very important that each organisation or movement has some key people who have the overview over what needs to be done.” 

Initiating involvement though a social media campaign – #einehandvollMüll:

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Patrick and Leon from BochumBoltz: “Witten is one bad example of environmental pollution. In all places you find a lot of carelessly thrown away garbage, especially plastic waste. For that reason, we started a social media campaign, called #einehandvollMüll to animate, nominate and enthuse as much people as possible to join our initiative and our daily cleaning. Just one hand of rubbish a day – each of us!

One solution to get citizens involved is to sensitize a lot of them for pollution right in front of their houses.

Project ingredients: Believe in it, think big, take time, take part and use a pinch of trend

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Tessa Elliott: “During the week I saw that a project needs people believing in it, thinking big, time, patience and luck e.g. the guys from BochumBoltz said that right now as actions like plogging (a mix of trash picking and jogging) meet the current trend, their project of trash picking combined with kids playing football has gotten a boost. I want to work further on the project, support other initiatives and encourage people to also take action even if they feel they cannot give a lot of time, they can still make an impact.”

Show people what your concern is really about. Did you know – cycling is about creating a liveable city!

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Mark Wagenbuur, bicycling expert from the Netherlands: “A city that is good for cycling is automatically a city that is good for people. There is less noise, less pollution more space for people. Most people would like their children to live in a safe and healthy environment, it is easier to engage people when they realise it is not just about cycling but about improving their living environment.”

Action, Action, Action! – everyone can contribute

Sarah Scheck: “In the city I live I see a lot of things from a different perspective now. For instance, I see it more with the eyes of a ‘traffic watcher’ who critically observes the big car challenge and searches for ideas for a better bicycle infrastructure.

We just need action, action, action, especially on a political level. Nevertheless, there is enough scope for every individual to change something on a small scale, e.g. together with other people in your own urban district. I believe this is primarily important as everyone can contribute.” 

How can you get involved in the urban development process in your cities? Join public discussions and submit suggestions for improvements!

Anke Unverzagt: “Planning drafts are publicly discussed and decided by the municipal council. Then there is an obligatory publication period anyone can submit suggestions for improvements or objections. Within the Kronsberg project a participation process is established especially for the inhabitants of the existing district. Regularly events are organized to inform and get feedback regarding current planning.”

Projects cannot be implemented without citizens – without us!

Tessa Elliott: “As we learned that the people play a key role how a city develops, it is more than ever important to be conscious about our own behavior and to interact with the other citizens to exchange ideas (many still need to be found).

I also got reminded that it is important to connect with people working in sustainable urban development e.g. when they are trying to reach out to include the citizens, their opinions and ideas in the planning. The municipalities and city planners, of which we got to meet some people at the winter school, are trying to reach out and some projects/ideas cannot be implemented without the citizens behind it.” 

How we can stay motivated – starting with one street at the time

Sarah Hündgen: “Overall, the examples and ideas we learned about made it very clear, that there is no “one size fits all” solution, and that sustainable cities do not emerge from one single initiative.

While this might seem frustrating at first, I personally find it rather motivating as this also means that every single change can contribute its part to the bigger picture. Individuals or small groups of city activists are not as powerless as they might perceive themselves when thinking of “changing a whole city”.

Starting with a neighborhood has the potential to inspire others, changing the city one street at a time.”

What does it take to create sustainable cities?

It takes three ingredients to create sustainable cities. They need to be liveable, resilient and resource efficient

Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg: “Developing existing and newly emerging cities in a way that they provide livable, resource efficient and resilient living conditions for all people is of highest importance in order to transform our world towards sustainability.

There is no single solution towards sustainability.

Creating sustainable cities is by no means an easy task. Different urban developing paths are prevailing which are framed by diverse political, institutional, economic, climatic, demographic, cultural etc. settings. This means there is no single solution towards sustainability.

I am therefore convinced that considering citizens’ behaviour, needs, fears and perceptions in urban sustainability transformations will need to take centre stage.”

What does it take to create liveable cities?

The key factors in establishing a good cycling infrastructure or rather

creating a liveable city.

Mark Wagenbuur, the cycling expert, shows by example how we can create liveable and safer cities: “Cycling cities are less polluted, less congested, people who cycle are healthier and happier. Active travel changes people’s lives and their environment for the better. Cycling infrastructure is cheap to build and cycling is cheap for the person doing it. Cycling only has advantages and lots of them.”

What does it take to for a successful energy transition?

Prof Dr. Andreas Wagner, expert for building physics states explains what is essential for a successful energy transition and why we need to focus on the building sector as well as the heating energy.

The building sector’s share of germany’s total end energy consumption is approximately 40% out of which 80% is heating energy. The maximum heating energy demand occurs during periods when solar contributions are small. Consequently, energy storage and a variety of different renewable resources are important prerequisites for a successful transition. Furthermore, we have a large existing building stock. Buildings built before 1980 consume about 90% of the energy of the whole building sector. Without stringent measures to decrease the CO2 emissions of existing buildings we will not reach our climate targets for 2050.

First, we have to more than double the refurbishment rate for buildings to significantly increase energy efficiency of the building stock. This is not only a technological, but even more an economical, political and societal challenge.

Second, different technologies for heating on the basis of renewable energies have to be pushed forward, including heat pumps (i.e. electrifying the heating sector) as well as biomass as a storable resource. Here, cities can play an important role by shifting the focus from single buildings to whole neighbourhoods for integrated energy efficiency and supply solutions.

What are building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and why can they make cities more sustainable?

Dr. Björn Rau: “Building-integrated photovoltaics is the integration of electricity-generating elements into the building skin. Photovoltaic modules become also construction elements of the building and vice versa a roof, a façade, a sunblind or even a window also produces electricity directly from sunlight. BIPV generates electrical energy there, where it is consumed without any climate-damaging emissions.” 

What are the biggest challenges cities are facing? And how do we need to address them?

We need to address them transdisciplinary

Dr.Kerstin Krellenberg: “Urban areas are where more than 55% of the world population resides, which creates many challenges as well as opportunities.

Cities are highly complex and present many societal challenges, which calls for integrative perspectives and systemic considerations in order to develop feasible solutions. This again cannot be achieved within disciplinary boundaries and without considering the knowledge and interest of the many societal actors involved in urban development.

Here, inter- and transdisciplinary research can play a decisive role in bringing disciplines, actors and sectors together and to work jointly on real-world problems and transformations towards urban sustainability.” 

Franziska Adams: “Studying in several large cities in Germany, USA and Denmark confronted me with urgent challenges, such as the lack of affordable housing and the dominance of cars over pedestrians/bikers. The key take-away from the Winter School for me is that sustainable development is so much more than just focusing on cars or housing, but combining several disciplines and considering state-of-the-art cultural, political and technical situations, including coincidences which are sometimes more effective than planned efforts.”  

We need to embrace solutions that are already out there

 Dr Björn Rau: “There is a very high potential for BIPV (e.g. Germany >30%) to contribute significantly to the energy supply of a society.  Unfortunately, BIPV still does not play the role that it could do. One main reason is the missing knowledge in the group of the initial stakeholders of construction or renovation projects about potential and already technical and creative possible solutions. Another aspect is the complex world of regulatory frameworks which comes into play if solar modules meet the world of construction.

Moreover, further technical solutions have to be develop to provide cost-effective, multifunctional construction elements meeting the demands of architects and planners.”

Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagner: “Coupling building-internal and external (neighborhood) energy infrastructures offers a large potential to increase the share of renewable and decentrally generated energy on the basis of a levelized building energy efficiency standard.”  

We need to know the major lever

Janina Hoffmann: “Prof. Dr. Wagner’s clever wordplay “Keine Energiewende ohne Wärmewende. Keine Wärmewende ohne warme Wände.” (No energy transition without heat energy transition. No heat energy transition without warm walls) gave me a new perspective on the challenge of the energy transition. Even though I knew that you can reduce your heating costs immensely with each degree.”

We need to drive change in cities

Sarah Scheck: “We are currently undergoing a crucial and most likely radical change referring to our economical and societal development, for instance when we look at topics such as globalization, digitalization, shift of power on a global level just to name a few. I feel the strong need of the population to exert influence on the direction of those developments in order to not lose human factor but rather take the opportunities that are there by focusing on the common good. Cities will be the places in which most people can be reached and most of those approaches and changes can be undertaken.” 

Ban Ki-moon, Ex-UN General Secretary: “Our struggle towards sustainability will be won or lost in cities”

We need to act neighbourly

 Sarah Hündgen: “Cities are the places we live in, the places we settle down, the places our everyday social network evolves. Thus, cities heavily impact our quality of life – maybe even more than any other single factor. This is why I believe that to “leave no one behind” in our global journey towards a sustainable future (as the SDGs claim), it is crucial to act local: on a neighbourhood and city level.”

We need to get the ball rolling

BochumBolzt: “We want to combine the great social power of soccer with environmental protection. Our Goal is the liberation of our city from all types of garbage, especially plastic waste. Our Tool – small neighbourly soccer fields!” 

We need to take action

Tim Belau: “In an urban setting where buildings and roads already exist, you might think everything is set. But when people come together and build bottom-up movements a city can develop, road after road building after building. To start the transformation we need to discuss what we a livable and sustainable city looks like. Solutions are out there already, but we have to pressure people in charge to implement them also in our home towns. I want to care about my surroundings. I want to connect with my neighbours. I want to change my city because honestly there are just too many cars in Berlin.”

And action: What do you want to address in your city? What can you change in your city?

Testimonials: What's the oikos Winter School all about?

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People behind the winter school

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THE AMAZING TEAM (from left to right) Leron Lupin, Elisa Di Fina, Konrad Zöckler,Larissa Mendel, Fabio Moyzes, Johannes Buldmann, Florian Mende, Philip Samanek | © Johannes Buldmann

The oikos Winter School is organized by the members of the oikos chapter University of Witten/Herdecke since 2007 each year.

A special thanks goes to the amazing organizing team of 2019 and a extra thanks goes to Johannes Buldmann for capturing this wonderful Winter School experience with his camera. Thank you all for welcoming us like some old friends at the station, for the extremely well thought through, prepared programm with practice-oriented activities, with outstanding experts in the field of urban development as well as specialities like energizers and reflection breaks. You established a place you don’t want to stop learning.

Thank you for making this incredible experience possible for us.

A huge thanks goes to all the experts for taking part at the winter school, providing us with such valuable input and for contributing their expertise to this interactive blog story.

The last thank you goes to all the inspiring, marvellous and activism charged participants. You made this an unforgettable journey for me. It was hard for me to say goodbye and not wanting to found a (winter) school to think, plan and implement projects together with you to make our living more sustainable. For me, a liveable city starts with living with people which I can grow and flourish with.

Experience in Pictures

ENERGIZER organized by Fabio Moyzes: “Walk” means stop, “Stop” means walk, “Name” means clap, and “Clap” means say your name.” | © Johannes Buldmann
MOVIE NIGHT “Cities of tomorrow – New cities” Getting to know about cities like Songdo which are planned from scratch. How and do we want our cities to be smart? “Technology is the answer…but what was the question?” (Cedric Price 1966) | © Johannes Buldmann
COLLECTIVE TRASH COLLECTION ACTIVITY in the park of Witten | © Johannes Buldmann
PROJECT MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE. Preparing a dinner for the whole team with a budget of 100€. A full success with the well-established and – coordinated participant’s team. | © Johannes Buldmann
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posted April 14, 2019

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Sustainability Impact Case Competition

oikos Hong Kong is organising their first case competition on 29 April 2019. The champion team will win a sponsorship to represent Hong Kong at the oikos International FutureLab in Geneva, Switzerland this coming fall.

Sign up now!
Deadline for registration: 23:59(HKT) on 12 April 2019

For more information visit, the oikos Hong Kong page

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posted April 14, 2019

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oikos Germany Meeting 2019

This year the oikos Germany Meeting will take place in Cologne from 7th to 9th of June. Under the motto “Take the lead for change! – WIR für eine nachhaltige Zukunft” (US for a sustainable future) all german speaking oikees are invited to come to Cologne and take part in an interesting program. We will have some nice workshops & discussions, some space to inspire each other by presenting different ways to act on sustainability and take action ourselves by cleaning the greens around our University while having a nice socializing event with music & barbecue.

oikos Cologne is looking forward to host this event and to gather a lot of oikees from the different chapters in Austria, Germany & Switzerland.
For more information about the program and the application visit the local chapter website here.

 Greetings from Cologne and see you soon!

To learn more, please visit the oikos Cologne webpage .

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posted April 14, 2019

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EVOLVE Conference

Will you EVOLVE?

The EVOLVE Conference is a yearly event on the topic of Social Entrepreneurship organized by oikos St. Gallen. After debuting last year, this year we are pleased to offer you an even more exciting event!

Get inspired and inspire others during our keynotes, workshops, panel discussions and networking events!

Find out how enterprises are able to create a long lasting impact while generating profit, learn about recent social innovation projects, and get insights into the world of sustainable business.

EVOLVE is a conference for students and graduates who want to learn about social entrepreneurship and network with interesting and successful people from the field.

P.S. As you can’t EVOLVE while being hungry or thirsty we will provide you with a wide selection of food and drinks during the conference ?

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posted April 12, 2019

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Un-Dress 2019

On April 17, oikos St.Gallen hosts annual sustainable fashion show Un-Dress 2019.

Learn more and join us here

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posted April 12, 2019

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Towards Sustainability: what skills do future graduates need?

In reaction to climate change, the European Union has declared sustainability as a key priority for all member states. New regulations, goals and action plans are introduced aiming to significantly change our economy and stop global warming. Our panellists from C40 Cities, CBS PRME, United Nations Development Programme – UNDP, Flying Tiger Copenhagen and SAP, will bring their expertise in top management, policy-making and technology innovation. Together, we do not only want to reflect about the challenges to create more sustainable businesses but also understand what (new) skill-sets will be required from future graduates to contribute to this change.

You will have the unique opportunity to learn more about sustainable business and management and give your contribution to the oikos mission. Here’s how:

1⃣ Celebrate with oikos and join us at the inauguration of the oikos CBS Recycling Station

2⃣ Get your KeepCup from oikos Copenhagen and take a seat for the Panel debate

3⃣ Enjoy the debate about what skills do future graduates need to solve sustainability-related challenges

4⃣ Refresh with some Snacks & Drinks at the networking session

The oikos final event represents the end of a wonderful one-year journey which allowed a group of motivated and committed students to create a real impact by raising awareness about sustainable businesses and push Copenhagen Business School towards a concrete commitment in incorporating sustainability in its core values. The oikos Final Event will also be the start of a new journey, inspiring future oikos members and young leaders to build together a more sustainable future ?? ?.

PS: Please be aware that attendance of the event is on first-come first-serve basis, also regarding the goodie bags and keep cups that will be given out.


Speakers line-up:

? Märtha Rehnberg (moderator)
Founding Partner at DareDisrupt a Copenhagen-based think tank, working at the intersection of disruptive technologies and SDGs.

? Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan
New Academic Director at Principles for Responsible Management Education CBS PRME

? Jesper Schleimann
Digital Transformation Officer for EMEA North at SAP

? Simon Hansen
Director of Regions at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

? Francesca Manta
CBS alumna specialized in sustainable business management and former Sustainability Manager at Flying Tiger Copenhagen

? Jens Wandel
Under-secretary general of the UN and former assistant secretary general of the UN and the director of the United Nations Development Programme – UNDP


Program for the event:

16:30 Introduction by oikos
16:45 Inspirational Opening
17:00 Panel Debate
18:30 Sacks, Drinks & Networking

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posted April 12, 2019

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