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The Transition to Renewable Energy: Don’t Expect a Revolution

07 March 2017 | Articles, News

The second oikos alumni debate online took place on February 22nd and as with the first, it was a true oikos product: made by alumni for alumni. The evening was guided by the title: “Renewing Global Energy: Revolution or Evolution?”. Three panelists shared their insights with interested alumni and replied openly to their questions: Nils Bennemann, Ralph Ripken and Aanal Patwari. The debate was moderated by Benedikt Lemke. Solar, wind, thermal, biomass: Renewable energy (RE) has spread widely. Whether humongous wind farms are built off the European coasts or solar panels powering single households are installed on Kenya’s rooftops: many factors have pushed and pulled renewable technologies into the spotlight. But how far have we come? And what... »

Green bonds: How the “green” makes a difference?

22 February 2017 | Articles, News

By Stefano Ramelli Green bonds are considered a potential channel to overcome the financing barriers for climate mitigation, adaptation and other environment-friendly projects. The issuance of green bonds has been experiencing a rapid growth over the last few years. The green bonds market was created in the period 2007-2008 by multilateral development banks (the European Investment Bank and the World Bank, in particular) and has started to expand since 2013 with the entrance of private sector issuers. Examples of corporate green bonds include the USD 1.75 billion note issued by Toyota in March 2014 and the USD 1.5 billion note issued by Apple in February 2016. Cities and local government bodies are also important actors of this market.... »

Dreaming up the university of the future at the oikos FutureLab 2013

22 November 2013 | Articles

Katrin Muff, Dean of Business School Lausanne, shared her experience of trigging the creative process of the oikos FutureLab’s participants to dream up the university of the future and to inquire what role oikos might want to play in there. Read more... »

Perceptions of Justice and the Human Rights Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework

23 August 2013 | Articles

Human rights declarations are instruments used to introduce universal standards of ethics. The UN’s Protect, Respect, and Remedy Framework intends to provide guidance for corporate behavior in regard to human rights. This article by oikos PhD fellow Jordi Vives and Matt Murphy (University of Victoria, Canada) applies concepts from the field of organizational justice to the arena of business and human rights for the purpose of operationalizing the UN Framework. Get access to the article here! http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-013-1821-0... »