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oikos hosted a Webinar on Cross-Cultural Exchange

07 June 2018 | News

oikos members and alumni came together on June 6 to attend our webinar on Cross Cultural Management. The aim of the webinar was to reflect on the role of culture in the day-to-day interactions and enable participants to share their own diverse cultural experiences. The webinar was led by Saurav Kumar Das, former oikos Jamshedpur President and current Alumni Ambassador in India, who introduced different theories of cross-cultural communication to the participants. In the break-out sessions, the participants were able to discuss applications of these theories to the real environment considering their personal experiences. Furthermore, the webinar included a game of kahoot to energize the participants before the presentation and discussions, as well as a reflection session to... »

Knowledge Exchange Expedition: Exploring field of social innovation in India

07 June 2018 | News

oikos Outreach Manager, Clémentine Robert, continues her Knowledge Exchange Expedition in India. In May, Clémentine met with the leading players in the field of social innovation in Bangalore, India. Read how these players contribute to sustainability and what are their inspiring thinking process approaches in her latest report. Knowledge Exchange Expedition: Indian players in social innovation... »

Why does the sustainability experience of an emerging country matter: Swiss student perspective

06 June 2018 | News

More and more people in the world started to acknowledge the importance of knowledge exchange across different countries and regions in order to create a path leading towards a greener, more responsible and sustainable future. Young researchers and scholars play a vital role in this process as they can seize the momentum and focus more on the experiences of the emerging states in sustainability. Clémentine Robert, oikos Outreach Manager, sat with Loïc Krähenbühl, Project Manager at swissnex India, to discuss his thesis on the peculiarities of CSR in India. “Sustainability challenges are widely spread around the world: emerging countries are no exception and certainly present distinctive characteristics from developed nations.  As for the topic of CSR, they do... »

oikos Welcomes a New Alumni Ambassador to the Netherlands

05 June 2018 | News

Carlijn van Dam, oikos Paris alumna, joined our network of alumni Ambassadors. Carlijn will engage with our alumni in the Netherlands, as she will be working to strengthen ties and facilitate new connections between the Dutch chapters, their members, and alumni. Carlijn shared her story with us: “My name is Carlijn van Dam. I am 24 and I am from the Netherlands. After doing a bachelor degree in Psychology in Amsterdam, I went to Paris to pursue a master’s in Economics & Psychology. During this program in behavioral economics, I got highly interested in pro-environmental behavior change and wrote my thesis on this subject as well. During the second year, I found out about oikos and immediately felt... »

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith led the LEAP Advanced Webinar on Creating Behavior that Lasts

04 June 2018 | News

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, world renowned  business educator and coach, led the last LEAP Advanced webinar that focused on the topic of Creating Behavior that Lasts. Marshall engaged LEAP Advanced participants with his wit and lighthearted demeanor. But he also warned the webinar attendees: everything he was going to say would be easy to grasp, but a lot harder to accomplish. “Our challenge in life is not understanding, our challenge is doing” – noted Dr. Marshall. He spoke about challenges successful leaders face and urged LEAP Advanced millenials to ask, listen, think, thank, respond, involve, change, and follow up in order to become better leaders and coaches. Dr. Marshall emphasized that coach’s efforts were just as good as the... »