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... »

Winners of the 2018 oikos Case Writing Competition

25 May 2018 | News

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2018 oikos Case Writing Competition. We would like to thank all the participants for their outstanding case submissions and congratulate to the winners of the competition. In the Sustainable Finance track, the first prize goes to Debapratim Purkayastha, ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, Trilochan Tripathy, XLRI, Jamshedpur, and Benudhar Sahu, ICFAI Business School (India). The first prize in the Social Entrepreneurship track is awarded to Syeda Maseeha Qumer and Geeta Singh from the ICFAI Business School Hyderabad (India). In the Corporate Sustainability track, the first prize goes to Syeda Maseeha Qumer and Debapratim Purkayastha from ICFAI Business School Hyderabad (India). Extended abstracts of our winning and runner-up cases are published online in our oikos free... »

oikos Germany Meeting 2018: Let’s Talk about Tex

09 May 2018 | News

Over 20 oikos members from Reutlingen, Tübingen, Witten, Paderborn, Bayreuth and Köln,  as well as alumni and oikos Executive Board Member, Tiphaine Rouault, came together in Reutlingen, Germany to participate in the annual Germany Meeting. This year the Meeting titled “Let’s Talk about Tex” revolved around the topic of sustainability in the textile industry. The participants visited a local textile production facility to see and learn how cotton blossoms are transformed into a piece of textile. Presentation from a company producing bio cotton enabled the participants to gain insight into the business characteristics of sustainable production. Some of the participants stepped in and organized workshops for their peers on topics such as zero waste, challenges and opportunities of the textile... »