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Community Members

  • Our key driving force are the oikos members. They join as bachelor, master as well as PhD students to run events, promote sustainability in their curricula and leverage our programs.

    Start a Chapter, join our Community!

    Meet like-minded people, acquire knowledge and become part of a change-maker community

    Being an oikos chapter enables your team of student change agents to systematically transform your university environment and benefit from the support and the collective intelligence of the international oikos community.

    When planning and implementing your chapter activities and  participating in international projects such as the Spring Meeting, the FutureLab, regional meetings or the oikos Winter or Summer School, you will quickly become a part of our network and sense our great community spirit. What makes oikos special is the diverse group of  inspiring mindsets involved: in every context you will meet people with similar values and ambitions: oikees (that’s how we call the student-members), alumni, advisors, the international team and external partners who are looking forward to collaborate & share their knowledge!

    What are the benefits of starting a chapter at your university?

    Engaging in a global Platform for Sustainability in Economics and Management

    oikos members and associates feel passionate about sustainability and are renowned as action-oriented experts in the field. The community has access to and co-creates a broad spectrum of international projects and events that invite them to grow personally, share knowledge and exchange opinions and ideas. Being joined by the drive to contribute to positive system change allows all involved individuals to be on a collective journey which is not only at the heart of their interest – but also fun and empowering.

    Being part of an international community

    oikees are part of a network of change agents and have the opportunity to meet like-minded people from multiple academic and cultural backgrounds. There are multiple ways to take part, get involved and stay updated- for example through the monthly newsletter, the interaction within the regions and your commitment on the international level. During our home-made conferences and events, you can feel the vibrant pulse of our community on-site.

    Attending oikos Conferences

    The oikos community hosts an average of five international conferences for its members per year in different regions of the world. The topics dealt with in these conferences relate to sustainability and are most often linked to economics and management. oikos members are welcome to attend these meetings at a low expense and are encouraged to discover new cities whilst gaining inspiration from external partners and their oikos mates.

    Developing yourself as an Individual

    One of oikos’ focus is to empower students to develop their personal capabilities, competences, reflection skills and world view. By executing projects, attending oikos events and joining programmes like our leadership training LEAP, oikos members have the opportunity to learn and develop in a trusted and motivating environment.

    Building your professional network

    When joining oikos conferences and organizing local and international projects, oikees are directly confronted with well-renowned business practitioners and academia in the field of sustainability. Whereas our community itself holds the key to the next generation of responsible leaders towards sustainability, these contacts can give you insights into the current situation on the market, they might inspire your vision with their experience and opinions and may also support you in finding your next profession. There is also a job platform on our intranet, where we regularly share upcoming opportunities.

    Using our professional tools to leverage your impact

    Obtain personalised logos and Email addresses to build upon our reputation on a local level. Other than that, you will have full access to toolkits and methods that help the successful execution of your ideas, the measurement of your impact and enhance the reputation of your local chapter. oikos attempts to always inspire its members and propose alternative perspectives in order to allow them to reflect and broaden their own skillset and range of competences.

    Using the Support of the oikos international team

    oikos has a very competent, active and passionate international team who is ready to assist you in your activities. The Board, which is elected by the oikos community every year, also specializes in certain fields, such as website management, communication or fundraising and do their best to answer your questions.

    Sounds good to you & your team?

    Let’s get in touch and we will help you with more information & the application process, just click here.

    Let’s get your application started – we’d love to get to know you!

    BE INFORMED – GET INVOLVED – MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • After graduation our members enter the rapidly growing group of oikos alumni. With more than 25 years of oikos history behind us, this group reaches into all realms of society including business, government, NGOs and academia around the world.

    Connect with the alumni living in your city! Check out the oikos alum representative in your region.

    (Note: light blue indicates cities where local alumni networks are active; dark blue cities also host an active Chapter)

    oikos Alumni are active across the world in business, government, NGOs and academia. Their common history and interest in sustainability provides a bond that lasts long beyond their university years. It also offers a platform to engage in joint initiatives. And it allows our student members to tap into an amazing pool of knowledge and passion for sustainability and oikos projects around the globe.

    To understand the network better and to learn how to get involved, read the oikos Alumni Kit!

    Projects

    • Monthly Alumni Portrait
    • Alumni Debates Online
    • Opening oikos Chapters where alumni are
    • Improving Internal Communication
    • Soon to come Mentorship Programme

    Let’s keep in touch!

    Email:

    LinkedIn: oikos alumni group

    Facebook: International alumni group (Also check the local alumni groups on Facebook)

    Twitter: oikos

    Give us your opinion on the network!

    We have prepared a survey to gather your feedback and collect ideas and suggestions on how to serve you better in the future. Your ideas, remarks and questions are very important to us, so please take a few minutes to answer our questions. Click on the following link to start the survey.

  • In addition, various faculty members are involved in our programs – such as the jury in the oikos Case Writing Competition as well as the professors who teach in the oikos Young Scholars Academies.

    Various faculty members are involved in our programs – such as the jury in the oikos Case Writing Competition as well as the professors who teach in the oikos Young Scholars Academies and the academic advisory board for the oikos PhD Fellowship Programme. The oikos Faculty 2016 is listed below. If you are interested in joining this group, we be delighted to hear from you at .

    First Name Last Name University Country Contribution
    Inés Alegre Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Spain Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Shazad Ansari University of Cambridge USA Faculty, oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2013
    Jill Atkins Henley Business School, University of Reading UK Faculty, oikos Young Scholars Finance Academy 2015 and 2016
    Mike Barnett Rutgers Business School USA Faculty, oikos Young Scholars Finance Academy 2016
    Erin Bass University of Nebraska Omaha USA Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Rob Bauer Maastricht University Holland Chair, Sustainable Finance Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Gabriel Berger University of San Andres Argentina Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Oana Branzei Western University, Richard Ivey School of Business Canada Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition; Faculty, oikos PhD Summer Academy 2009
    Timo Busch University of Hamburg Germany Member of the Jury, Sustainable Finance Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Angelo A. Camillo Sonoma State University USA Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Imran Chowdhury Pace University USA Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Tina Dacin Queen's School of Business Canada Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Thomas Dyllick University of St. Gallen Switzerland Member, Board of Trustees; Chair, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition; Faculy, oikos PhD Summer Academy 2000/2001
    Dror Etzion McGill Canada Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Delphine Gibassier Toulouse Business School France Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Anil Gupta Indian Institute of Management India Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Roberto Gutiérrez Universidad de los Andes Colombia Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Minna Halme Helsinki School of Business Administration and Economics Finland Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition; Faculty, oikos PhD Summer Academy 2002
    Lars Hassel School of Business Umea Sweden Member of the Jury, Sustainable Finance Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Tessa Hebb Carleton University Canada Member of the Jury, Sustainable Finance Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Jörg Hofstetter University of St. Gallen Switzerland Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Yi Huang Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Switzerland Faculty, oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy 2013
    Claus Jacobs University of St. Gallen Switzerland Faculy, oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy 2013
    P D Jose Indian Institute of Management Bangalore India Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Kate Kearins Auckland University of Technology New Zealand Chair, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Cheryl Kernot Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Australia Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Ewald Kibler Aalto University Finland Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Karin Kreutze EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht Germany Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Bala Krishnamoorthy Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies India Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Cary Krosinsky Network for Sustainable Financial Markets USA Member of the Jury, Sustainable Finance Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Martin Kupp ESCP France Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Saurabh Lall Aspen Institute USA Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Jan Lepoutre ESSEC Business School France Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Moritz Loock University of St. Gallen Switzerland Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    David Murillo Bonvehí ESADE Spain Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Anne-Claire Pache ESSEC Business School France Faculy, oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy 2013
    Raymond Paquin Concordia University Canada Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Esben R. Pedersen Copenhagen Business School Denmark Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Michael Pirson Fordham University USA Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Stefano Pogutz University of Bocconi Italy Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Sébastien Pouget Toulouse School of Economics France Faculty, oikos Young Scholars Finance Academy 2016
    Debapratim Purkayastha IBS Hyderabad India Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Sudhanshu Rai Copenhagen Business School Denmark Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Emmanuel Raufflet HEC Montreal Canada Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Shamika Ravi Indian School of Business/ Microfinance Management Institute India/USA Faculty, oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy 2013
    Miguel Rivera-Santos EMLYON Business School/Babson College France/USA Faculty, oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2013
    Carlos Romero-Uscanga EGADE Business School Mexico Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Stefan Schaltegger Leuphana University Germany Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Thomas Scheuerle University of Heidelberg Germany Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Bert Scholtens University of Groningen Holland Faculty, oikos PRI Young Scholars Finance Academy 2015
    George Serafeim Harvard Business School USA Faculty, oikos PRI Young Scholars Finance Academy 2015
    Stefan Seuring University of Kassel Germany Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Madhukar Shukla XLRI Jamshedpur India Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Roger Spear The Open University UK Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Alfred Vernis ESADE Spain Member of the Jury, Social Entrepreneurship Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Marc Vilanova ESADE Spain Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Alexander Wagner University of Zurich Switzerland Member of the Jury, Sustainable Finance Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Kim Wilson The Fletcher School, Tufts University USA Faculty, oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy 2013
    Friedrich M. Zimmermann Karl Franzens University Austria Member of the Jury, Corporate Sustainability Track, oikos Case Writing Competition
    Dilek Çetindamar Sabancı University Turkey Faculty, oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy 2013