Inner Development Goals The Youth Summit

INNER DEVELOPMENT GOALS (IDGs) is a blueprint of the capabilities, qualities and skills we need in order to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We want to educate, inspire and empower people to be a positive force for change in society and find a more purposeful way to look at our lives and the lives of the people around us.


In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals gave us a comprehensive plan for a sustainable world by 2030. The 17 goals cover a wide range of issues that involve people with different needs, values, and convictions. There is a vision of what needs to happen, but progress along this vision has so far been disappointing. We lack the inner capacity to deal with our increasingly complex environment and challenges. Fortunately, modern research shows that the inner abilities we now all need can be developed. This was the starting point for the ‘Inner Development Goals’ initiative.


The IDGs will provide an essential framework of transformative skills for sustainable development, a field-kit (in co-creation now) on how to develop these necessary skills – open source and free for all to use. The current IDGs framework represents 5 categories and 23 skills and qualities which are especially crucial for leaders who address SDGs, but fundamentally for all of us! It is the greatest possible accelerator to reach the Sustainable Development Goals and create a prosperous future for all humanity.


The IDGs initiative has co-creation at its center with ongoing development and input from more and more experts, scientists, practitioners and organisations around the world. In 2021 the first IDGs report was published that explains the background, method and framework with 5 categories and 23 transformational skills.

The report represents the results of the two online surveys based on input from 1000+ participants. We co-create in a community together with 23 supporting organisations and have conducted so far three MindShift – Growth that Matters Conferences with 3000+ active participants in total.

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Inner Development Goals

posted March 29, 2022

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Economics and the Economic System: The Ecological Transition – STOREP pre-conference

The Inequality, Political Economy of Europe, and States and Markets Working Groups are happy to announce a call for papers to the YSI Pre-conference@ STOREP 2022. We invite you to submit your abstract to the pre-conference event organized by the Young Scholars Initiative at the STOREP annual conference. The pre-conference will take place at Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Dipartimento di Economia, Ingegneria, Società e Impresa (DEIM), Viterbo, Italy on May 25-26, right before the 19th annual STOREP Online Conference (26-28 May 2021). Young scholars can apply to the call for abstracts of both working groups. If selected, you will be invited to present your work. Selections will be made based on merit. Discounted fees, partial travel stipends, and accomodation available for selected participants.
Do not miss this opportunity to get involved:1. Young scholars presentations; 2. Mini course on input-output; 3. Seminars by renowned scholars.

The conference is scheduled to take place in person but arrangements are liable to change according to the evolution of the pandemic.

In a context of a global climate and health crisis, the effects of inequality, and the urge to put in practice the Next Generation EU to tackle divergences between member States have emerged more critically than ever before. These challenges appear in a context of unprecedented turmoil, in the middle of a pandemic followed by an energy crisis. The shock triggered by the virus has motivated the launch of an unprecedented plan (The Next Generation EU) that will determine how European Union member countries cope with the climate crisis, testing their ability to persecute the project of European Integration while putting aside its limitations. In these circumstances, the multiple dimensions of inequality have shown to be amplified by the shock, and the era of transition threats further the more vulnerable. Accordingly, current theory and policies are called into question, in the urge to come up with innovative ways to navigate the** Ecological Transition**.

We encourage contributions related (but not limited) to the following topics:

• economics and the environment
• ecological macroeconomics
• post-Keynesian and ecological economics
• input-output analysis for sustainability
• the inequalities-environment nexus
• sustainability and (vs.) circular economy
• the role of technological change in promoting sustainability
• sustainable development goals and global green new deals
• monetary and fiscal policies for the transition
• Quantitative and qualitative climate-economy scenarios
• the macroeconomic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic
• pedagogical strategies for teaching climate economics
• the state of economic research and teaching about climate change

All applicants must submit an abstract in English (300 words maximum). The submission deadline is March 31st. Decisions will be made based on clarity, relevance and originality of abstracts outlining the research question, method and (preliminary) results.
Do not miss this opportunity of getting valuable feedback from mentors and remaining part of the community.
The YSI will be offering partial travel stipends and accomodation to young scholars presenting at the pre-conference.

How to Apply

Young scholars can apply to the call for abstracts of both working groups. If selected, you will be invited to present your work. Selections will be made based on merit.
Submit your abstract here
Deadline: March 31st
Contact: or
For further Info visit the Conference webpage here .

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Young Scholars Initiative

posted March 24, 2022

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P4NE is hiring a Convening & Communications Role

Partners for a New Economy is an international donor collaborative that wants the economic system to generate positive environmental and social outcomes.We were founded in 2015 by the MAVA, Oak, Marisla and KR Foundations and have since welcomed Ford Foundation, Laudes and Omidyar Network to our international donor collaborative. Our vision is an economy that enables communities, people and nature to thrive.

Over the next 6 months at P4NE we have a range of activities we want to deliver that will help us further our mission and we need some extra support to do so.

Some of these activities include:

  • Arranging and hosting monthly learning, insight and narrative sessions with our grantees
  • Hosting one-off online events around specific topics, open to a wider audience
  • Hosting collective sensemaking activities with different New Economy networks 
  • Publishing a monthly newsletter and other content 
  • Hosting a 2-day convening with our grantees and partners

To support all of these activities we are looking for someone to join us for an initial 6 months (May – November). You will work closely with our Field-building and Networks Lead, as well as the wider P4NE team and other contractors working on the larger convening.

We are looking for someone who can do the following:

  • Able to write, edit and curate different kinds of content in both a formal and informal style – blogs, social media cards, newsletters, learning insight decks etc. 
  • Suggest and operate digital tools for content, events, sensemaking and collaboration (Substack, Zoom, Miro, Slido etc)
  • Work independently and use initiative 
  • Bring ideas and creativity to the table
  • Highly organised and able to adapt and flex in how you work
  • Confident to co-facilitate online spaces and events
  • Interest in the New Economy movement 

The production of the convening will involve other contractors, including an event producer, so this role won’t be expected to be responsible for that.

We are hoping to contract someone to start from May 1st – November 1st 2022.

There is a budget of £15-£20,000 for this contract, which we’re considering as 3 days a week over 6 months, or with monthly agreed deliverables. We will be using these 6 months to better understand what we need for P4NE going forward in terms of comms, engagement and learning capacity so we will be looking to approach this role in an ‘action learning’ style.

To apply for the work please send us a short document (no more than 1 page) to sharing how you would approach the work and any experience you have of doing similar activities and working with a small, agile team in an emergent way.

Deadline to apply is Midnight on Monday April 4th 2022. 

If you have any questions about the work, please get in touch with Cassie –

Any questions that people ask will get shared on this google doc so that everyone can see questions and answers as they come in.

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Partners for a New Economy

posted March 22, 2022

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Create a meaning circle together

Dear oikees, How are you? How are we? Who do we choose to be?

The situation with Ukraine & Russia once more renders it clear that we find ourselves in an uncertain world that is pierced with conflict and war. There are so many emotions alive in us these days and it is hard to know how to respond, both as an individual and as a group of people committed to a better world.  We therefore wish to invite you to a collective meaning-making circle on Monday 21st of March at 5:30pm CET / 10:00pm IST.  No need for any preparation, just show up as you are, everything is welcome.

Join us on Monday using this link.

With compassion, Roberta & Darija from the oI team

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oikos International

posted March 14, 2022

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Newsletter February 2022

Welcome to the February edition of our newsletter!

The main highlight of the month behind us is the trip back in time with the launch of the oikos HOMEcoming project that’s already given us plenty historical material, with more to come, and you can become a part of it too! As the spring approaches the oikos Community is getting ready for the first Legislative Meeting of the year, where a new Co-President will be elected and not long after that, the first in-person event of the year takes place in Graz – the oikos International Chapter Conference!

We also bring you the latest TE Story from the changemakers within our Community, as well as more opportunities from our network for you to engage – the Plural Economics Summers School, UN Environment Programme online event and a reminder that the International Green Gown Awards applications running close to deadline!

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oikos International

posted March 2, 2022

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A bridge between students and faculty: The story of oikos Barcelona

oikos Barcelona consist of a textbook example of how oikos is implementing curriculum change in universities. Since its chapter foundation in 2013, the local committee has been incredibly engaged in camp activities and university collaborations achieving a position of a bridge between students and faculty members regarding sustainability progress.

Step by step

Our community was born through a group of compromised students, motivated to bring change in their university (ESADE) both in its external image as a camp (for instance, reducing plastic in the cafeteria) and internal structure, related to syllabus and academic teaching.

After its early years of establishment and strategic planning, its fruits started to show. oikos Barcelona managed to successfully entable a communication channel with faculty members. In particular, it settled a long-term relationship with the “Identity and Mission” department of ESADE, attracted by the dedication and impressive outputs reached by the chapter in raising awareness on sustainability-related issues. Examples of such activities include emotion, an event aimed at discussing the future of mobility, which reached local newspapers, the Sustainability Cycle, which consisted on an annual case competition based on a specific sustainable-related topic or the Sustainability Week, a seven-day long event devoted to raising awareness among students, which was further implemented to teachers. You can find the Annual Reports and full activities conducted for the years 2018-20192019-2020 and 2020-2021 here.

Towards a fruitful collaboration

ESADE was looking forward to a change in its inner structure to entail sustainability as one of its core pillars, and found in oikos the perfect partner. Through a series of prolonged meetings, oikos aided the university with several action plans for the initial shift. 

During the first year of implementation of the sustainability plan in the university, the activities were mainly focused on raising awareness. ESADE alongside oikos Barcelona conducted a series of actions related to increasing consciousness about the university’s impact on sustainability, its strengths and weaknesses in relation to the topic and the perception received by all the stakeholders involved. As student representatives, oikos Barcelona’s goal was to give voice to undergraduate students in their perception of sustainability in the camp. For that objective, the chapter offered ESADE tools such as the PIR survey, which served as a rating panel of the university in its work in that concrete area. Not only did oikos Barcelona impulsed PIR implementation, but achieved through an intensive campaign a representative amount of 1,000 answers from students in its second edition last year. This supposed a qualitative jump since its first edition which achieved 126 answers. Moreover, oikos Barcelona also helped the university design a similar survey for the Law faculty as a starting point for conducting curricular review.  

Currently, the chapter is analysing, together with the Identity and Mission department, all the results compiled and conducting a report of focus areas for the university which will be presented to the Dean in November.

Other activities conducted during the “raise awareness” stage were the implementation of the Sustainability Week as an inclusive project of all the university’s student associations. This meant adapting the project for the involvement of each student organization to conduct an activity related to the SDGs throughout a week, in which we achieved a high participation rate of 550 participants from all kinds of backgrounds (staff members, students etc.). A similar week was also conducted prior to the students, one for professors only in which they were encouraged to develop innovative proposals for the improvement of ESADE as a sustainable faculty. During those days, a whole range of topics were covered, from mental health to gender parity and some impact activities were designed such as a beach clean up in the Barceloneta. 

oikos Barcelona in 2021-2022 term

Based on PIR answers and Law faculty answers, professors are starting to adapt their syllabus in order to include a vision on sustainability in their teachings. Some subjects, such as finance, are being reshaped with the help of oikos international, with the creation of a sustainable finance toolkit, which will aid such transformations in the academic field. Concretely, oikos Barcelona is helping to build a think tank on sustainable finance in ESADE, which will directly collaborate with oikos international sustainable finance Squad, in order to foster research in this area.

This term, ESADE is taking its sustainability plan to a second stage, developing concrete steps towards the achievement of its goals. For that, it has created six working groups, following six different areas of development, which involve faculty members, professors and oikos Barcelona members, as representatives of students’ voices. Concretely, oikos Barcelona is working in the “Curriculum, Investigation and Debate” field, collaborating in  the drafting of  KPIs. 

Hence, oikos Barcelona working areas for this term are the following: 

  • development of a sustainable finance think tank in connection with the sustainable finance toolkit of oikos international, 
  • collaborations with ESADE on curricular review and
  •  PIR implementation, which will be repeated in 2022.

Assessing impact:

  • Raising awareness in several topics conducting activities with a participatory rate as high as 550 people (Sustainability Week), 100 (emotion), 90 (beach clean up, twice a year).
  • Establishing a long-lasting collaboration with ESADE’s Identity and Mission Department
  • PIR implementation with a representative outcome of 1000 answers. 
  • Analysis of the survey and conclusions presented to the Dean.
  • Aiding in curricular review of some concrete subjects. Special input on the creation of a sustainable finance think tank in ESADE for term 2021-2022
  • Involvement on the drafting of ESADE’s sustainability plan for term 2021-2022
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oikos International

posted March 2, 2022

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