‘Enrich Not Exploit’: Can New CSR Strategy Help Body Shop Regain Glory?

Abstract This case looks at some key challenges before Jeremy Schwartz (Schwartz), CEO of The Body Shop International Plc. (Body Shop), and its International Director of Corporate Responsibility and Campaigns, Christopher Davis (Davis), as they try to re-establish the company as a leader in ethical retail and maintain its distinct image amid tough competition and boost sales. Body Shop was regarded as a pioneer in modern CSR practices and was strongly associated with the social activism of its founder, Dame Anita Roddick (Roddick). The case discusses how since its inception, Body Shop had endorsed and championed various social issues such as opposition to animal testing, development of community trade, building of self-esteem, campaigning for human rights, and protection... »

Central and Eastern European Regional Meeting 2017

08 June 2017

Join our 6th CEE Meeting which will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from the 7th to the 10th of September, 2017. oikos Baku is preparing a special Regional Meeting to empower young leaders, give them practical tools to implement the knowledge acquired during the program, and to take the initiative in their societies to face the challenges brought by urbanization. Read More here... »

LEAP Meeting 2017

07 June 2017

We at oikos believe that young people are primary drivers of change in our society and that investing in their development yields ever-lasting results. oikos LEAP is a major project developed by the organization to empower youth through its focus on personality development, experiential learning methodologies and sustainability leadership. oikos LEAP Meeting 2017 will gather around 50 participants coming from more than 20 countries and between the ages of 20 and 30. The meeting with take place at Kreuzlingen and at St. Gallen on 7-11 October (before the 30th Anniversary events).  After the meeting 9-month long development programme will begin to reinforce acquired competences and disseminate impact. LEAP registration for the new cohort is open!  Your spot as a... »

oikos 30th Anniversary Events

18 May 2017

oikos is turning 30 this year. We celebrate with three events in St. Gallen, Switzerland, bringing together the global oikos community: Our members and alumni, advisors and faculty, partners and supporters, from 30 years of impact. Find the structure of the anniversary events below and learn how to register by visiting our 30-year anniversary page here.... »

oikos Conference

18 May 2017

The oikos conference is the biggest project of oikos St.Gallen and has been a fixture in the calendar of the University of St. Gallen for more than 20 years. Every year, students, experts, and practitioners meet to discuss current and future trends in sustainable economics and management. The conference took place for the first time in 1988 on the topic of “environment-oriented business management”. In its approach, it was the first of its kind in the german-speaking region – which made oikos a forerunner in raising public awareness for sustainability aspects at university level. This year, the oikos Conference is part of the oikos 30-year anniversary celebrations (see the right side bar for more information). You can apply... »