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Join the PRME Global Carbon Literacy Training

02 July 2020 | News

In these times when the world as we knew it has undergone instantaneous change, there is no better time to focus on changes that will make the world a better place for all and link the Covid 19 recovery with a transition to a low-carbon economy while addressing social inequalities at the same time.  This Carbon Literacy Training Programme equips you with the information and skills needed to make these high impact changes in your work for example research, teaching or consultancy work in order to reduce carbon emissions along with addressing mutiple other SDGs.  A certificate is given upon full participation and completion of the training.  The four sessions cover:1.Positive Futures Scenarios and Climate Justice2. Climate Science and... »

oikos: Sustainably resilient?

26 June 2020 | News

After several months into the Corona pandemic, it is finally also time for oikos to publish an article on resilience. Or rather: on organizational resilience and from where we take the capacity to thrive in these uncertain times. But what does resilient actually mean? When we take a social-systemic, scientific perspective, we could wrap it up as the ability to withstand shocks, to bounce back into a former state- but also to transform and take a leap (some call it transformative resilience, I call it salience).  What do we see now when we look out of the window after a global crisis has hit our world? One organization after another losing ground, uncovering the state of our economic... »

Reimagining management education: Positive Impact Rating at the PRME Global Forum

19 June 2020 | News

Author: John WattPositive Impact Rating Outreach Manager The Positive Impact Rating (PIR) was featured across several sessions over the past two days at the Virtual PRME Global Forum, contributing to the broader discussion about ways that universities can reimagine their sustainable impact through management education.  Students played a central role in the discussion, with Clementine Robert, oikos International President, leading a session on the global student perspective on the future of education and how to mobilize towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The PIR was highlighted by Clementine as an initiative students take part in locally and internationally. Shivani Ghai, a panelist of the same session, is a student coordinating the PIR at the Graduate School of... »

Join us for the oikos in (your) Residence!

17 June 2020 | News

Author: J. Christopher Proctoroikos International Curriculum Research Manager This summer the oikos in Residence will be taking place in YOUR residence, with a series of 5 events held online between July 9th and July 23rd.  The oikos in Residence is a new event that promotes research related to economics and business education. The sessions focus on topics like building arguments for curriculum change, working towards local curriculum change, doing curriculum reviews or student surveys, and designing options for alternative curricula. Sign-up here.... »

VR4Sustainability: How Virtual Reality can change our behaviors

17 June 2020 | News

Author: Marcelo Velosooikos International Sustainability Fellow From psychotherapy to education, Virtual Reality has become a tool applied in many fields. In fact, this technology provides the opportunity to embody, live, and understand realities and environments that are physically distant.  However, VR may pose some ethical problems. In fact, as Maximilian Stoller discussed, VR uses subconscious pathways and manipulates people in making them believe they are somewhere else. This is also a learning opportunity: users may become more aware of how they can be tricked into believing something. Philippe Bertrand showed, using the “Machine of another” video, how VR can generate illusions. VR can be designed to create empathy, by making you believe you’re in someone else’s body or in another... »