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Finance Learning Circle Updates

17 October 2014 | News | Education, Finance

The Finance Learning Circle Finance is at the core of sustainability – or lack thereof. Capital flows are a key factor in the development of our societies. Ensuring that they reflect long-term economic, social and environmental criteria is critical. As a result, what is being taught in finance classes and the research that is developed in finance institutes is a big deal. Making sustainability an integral part of this is essential. We – a group of oikos members and alumni – want to contribute towards reaching this goal. Our session at the FutureLab will focus on the integration of sustainability in finance and on how to promote such integration in teaching and research of finance schools. We will... »

Fashion (Supply Chain) Learning Circle Updates

14 October 2014 | News | Education, Fashion, Supply Chain

The Fashion/Supply Chain Learning Circle  Fair fashion, sustainable shirts and organic underpants – that is what we want. But what changes need to be pushed on in order to achieve a more sustainable product? What steps within the fashion supply chain are concerned? And in what ways can oikos impact on this transformation towards more sustainability? Through a co-operation of oikos Maastricht and oikos Reutlingen this Learning Circle was brought to life, to answer those questions. We started of with a research for current models of the fashion supply chain in order to be able to identify the most important stakeholders and/or multipliers. Additionally traditional and new challenges of the fashion industry were defined. To this theoretical basis... »

Entrepreneurship Learning Circle Updates

12 October 2014 | News | Education, Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Learning Circle Mendel, Leeuwenhoek, Archimedes, Galileo aren’t just famous people. What makes them famous, is their ability to transform an idea into an innovation. And looking behind, we have to admire what they did. These people passed on their intellect heritage for generations together hence making this society a better place to live in.  They are etched in our memories, when you look at the stars you think of Galileo and when you weigh you remember Archimedes. These people what we call the Change makers, the Innovators… THE ENTREPRENEURS!! DO YOU INTEND TO CHANGE YOUR COMMUNITY? With the first meeting with the group members of the Entrepreneurship Learning Circle, I am more than assured that this... »

Energy Learning Circle Updates

07 October 2014 | News | Education, Energy

The Energy Learning Circle  A room on 19th floor of the Warsaw Financial Center is lighted by passion for solar energy. The sun is setting over the city when the Polish part of the Energy Learning Circle is still discussing financing models for the PV installations. Dominika, Hubert and Łukasz are wondering which option the FutureLab participants will choose to finance a project to decrease the carbon footprint of their university. And you, how would you finance the transformation of the energy system towards sustainability? The FutureLab 2014 The oikos FutureLab is the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar which gathers representatives from the entire oikos community. It provides a 2-day platform for 120 participants to inspire, discover and develop... »

Management Learning Circle Updates

03 October 2014 | News | Education, Management

The Management Learning Circle Business schools create great managers but it is high time they started producing great leaders. And yes, there is a huge difference between the two. Through the open letter and the campaign that we are working on, we hope to be able to show the Business schools the way forward for this transformation. We are a team of 4 students and 6 experts, who have been working together on analysing the tenets of current education system and its shortcomings. During this process we also identified some very interesting didactics, which can be included in the current system. During the Management LC’s sessions this FutureLab, get involved in analysing each of these didactics using your... »