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International Green Gown Awards 2020

21 February 2020 | News

The 2020 International Green Gown Awardsare Now Open Inspire and motivate your team, management and students to do more!  The International Green Gown Awards, supported by UN Environment, recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges around the globe. The Awards cover all aspects of educational institutions – from their teaching and research, leadership, buildings and food to how students can benefit the quality of life in the communities around them. The Awards provide the sector with benchmarks for excellence and are respected by Governments, funding councils, senior management, academics and students. There are three categories institutions can apply to: Benefitting Society Student Engagement Sustainability Institution of the Year The International Green Gown Awards Stage 1 is... »

oikos Curriculum Academy 2020 Announcement

10 February 2020 | News

We are delighted to announce the second edition of the oikos Curriculum Academy. This year the Academy will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland onsite, as well as online! The oikos Curriculum Academy is a 3-day workshop for students, early career researchers, faculty representatives and other stakeholders, developed and facilitated by oikos student members. Its main purpose is to reflect and learn about innovative economics and management programs and teaching approaches that are designed to address current global environmental and social challenges. Find out more about oikos Academy and apply now at https://oikos-international.org/academy2020/... »

Financial Times: Nordics lead the way in green business education

27 January 2020 | News

Julia Köhler of oikos Copenhagen was recently featured in the Financial Times article covering the integration of sustainability into curriculum across Scandinavian countries. Nordic countries are often regarded as leaders in the field of integrating sustainability into various aspects of everyday lives. Therefore, it’s not surprising their business schools have also earned the reputation for implementing the best such practices in research, teaching, student projects and operation management. The Nordic cultures live on a set of values in many ways distinctive to the region that involve individual’s duty to the society which then translates to local business and governments, impacting their behavior. Among those values, the state of the environment and social issues rank highly and implementing them... »

Positive Impact Rating Press Release

22 January 2020 | News

The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020 The Positive Impact Rating (PIR) is a new rating conducted by students and for students. It is the first time that students around the world assess their business schools on how they perceive their positive impact in the world. The positive impact of business schools goes beyond their contribution to business and the economy; it addresses the need for their positive impact for society. “Future generations will be grateful for students selecting PIR business schools. Such enlightened leaders are the key for business to achieve a positive impact for the world.”                                    ... »

ESCP conference 2020 in Berlin

18 January 2020 | News

The fairy tale The conference on Sustainable Innovation 2020 at ESCP Berlin took place from the 8th to the 10th of January. oikos Berlin has participated actively in the organization and invited the oikos community to the event. On the first day, 6 guests from different sectors expressed how their organizations are tackling the issue of sustainability, focusing on partnerships to lead business transformation. The conference was an excellent occasion to bring together people from business, academia and civil society organizations. The participants were actively sending questions to the speakers trough an app.  Clémentine Robert, current President of oikos International, gave a speech on how youth student activism is having a long term effect on business and society... »