Our international initiatives aim to support the change we want to see in the world by empowering and encouraging student change agents and supporting them in actively creating shifts in the way curricula are structured and developed. Our focus is on economics and management education, including multiple transdisciplinary perspectives and learning approaches.

With our work, we provide fertile ground for the leaders of tomorrow to grow and learn: Our philosophy is that to support individuals in becoming sustainability leaders, education has to focus on fostering students to have…

“...an enhanced understanding of themselves, their abilities and desires, as well as a more profound understanding of their fellow humans and the world they inhabit.“

For over 30 years we have been continuously innovating with formats that provide platforms for learning, creating and sharing solutions: social labs, conferences, webinars, workshops, simulation games, learning journeys are just some examples. Explore more by browsing our history.

LEAP Leadership Program

The oikos Leadership Program – LEAP inspires young people to become more responsible and sustainable in their decision making and equips them with insights, knowledge, and tools to do so.

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oikos FutureLab

The oikos FutureLab is our flagship event taking place every autumn since 2011.The main goal of the event is to bring together our community, network, and strengthen our actions for integrating sustainability in economics and management curricula.

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Curriculum Change Initiative

Very few educational institutions are currently up to the task of truly preparing students for a world that will be overwhelmingly shaped by issues of sustainability. oikos has been working intensively to address these disconnections for over 30 years.

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Positive Impact Rating

The Positive Impact Rating (PIR) is the first rating of business school sustainability conducted by students for students. Students around the world assess their business schools on how they perceive their positive impact in the world. The rating survey asks students 20 questions in seven relevant impact dimensions linked to the SDGs.

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