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oikos is growing into a fully remote organization

23 November 2020 | News

Since the beginning of the corona pandemic, the virtual world has become an ever-more tangible reality for many who shifted to remote work from their home office. The oikos community, and in particular the international team, has found their new work base in the clouds already as of 2016 and has been pioneering with new, creative approaches ever since. Besides our onsite events, all our conversations and the coordination behind the curtain happen online. Since early 2019, every oikos International team member except the president works remotely from a place of their choice, making oikos live and explore its full international potential. That’s also why, when the Corona pandemic hit the world, we rather found ourselves bulletproof and... »

Curriculum Change Workshop by oikos & Rethinking Economics India

19 November 2020 | News

Date: Nov 24, 2020Time: 2PM CET | 06:30 PM in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi Sign up here! As part of a 3-day series on the need for better economics for climate change, we have organized a workshop for you that would explore the key areas of change needed in the curriculum with respect to climate change and sustainability. Moderator:oikos International is an international, student-led non-profit organization for sustainability in economics and management. Based in Switzerland, it empowers student change agents worldwide to embed sustainability in academia and from there into day-to-day business, government, and personal activities. The programs undertaken by Oikos integrate environmental and social perspectives in economics and management education and equip its members with the necessary tools... »

New oikos chapter: Alexandria

18 November 2020 | News

We are delighted to announce that a new chapter of oikos International is now open at Alexandria, Egypt. It is a historic moment as it is the first ever oikos chapter in Egypt. We give the warmest of welcomes to oikees from Alexandria into our oikos Family!... »

Three sustainable business case studies that will change your curricula! – Announcing the Case Writing Competition winners

09 November 2020 | News

The oikos 2020 Case Writing Competition encourages the writing of high-quality cases on sustainability topics that can stimulate innovative teaching and learning experiences. The Competition was launched back in 2003 and since then aims at giving students the possibility to approach their faculty to start embedding sustainability into curricula through the use of case studies. The case studies are meant as tools to encourage innovative teaching & learning mechanisms and to include sustainability into curricula.  The third prize went to Dr Sonal Purohit, Chandigarh University, India for her case study Transaction to Trust: Sustainable Business in Gift Economy. The case study introduces the business model of a café built on the concept of the gift economy. This community-based... »

Real Estate serving the local community, environment and economy – Sébastien De Hulster: oikos Alumni Impact

19 October 2020 | News

Welcome to the Alumni Impact. The new segment aims to strenghten the connection between the active and alumni oikos members through inspiring stories showcasing the work and impact of oikos Alumni in the world of sustainability. In this first edition we feature Sébastien De Hulster and his inspiring story! Bellevilles is a personal accomplishment, but above all it’s an incredible collective adventure that is just starting! I was one of the co-founders of the oikos Paris chapter in 2000 which I was excited to be a part of as a non-profit. I was aware of sustainability challenges at the time, but hadn’t yet realized the power of sustainable development. 20 years later, here I am: I created Bellevilles... »