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Pluralist economics: coming to a classroom near you?

08 November 2017 | News | Economics, Education

Economics can be a pretty dull subject, both in the way it is presented and in the types of ideas it includes. But oikos is working to change that! For last month’s Futurelab, oikos Associate J.Christopher Proctor led a team that developed an interactive workshop which introduced oikees to a new kind of economics. Using a number of engaging role playing games, the workshop asks participants to step into the shoes of various types of economists to make speeches, act out plays and even create ‘economic’ street art. Participants come away from the workshop with a better understanding of economic approaches such as behavioral, ecological and feminist economics, and with an idea of what it looks like to study ‘pluralist... »

Call for Cases oikos Case Writing Competition 2018

08 November 2017 | Featured, News

oikos launched the call for cases for its annual oikos Case Writing Competition 2018. The competition promotes the creation of high quality teaching cases on Sustainable Finance, Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship and welcomes entries from all over the world. Submitted case studies should be suitable for use in management education and should be related to managerial issues faced by organizations and individuals. Written feedbacks are given to each case contributor. The winner of each category is offered an award of 3.000 Swiss Francs (2.000 CHF and 1.000 CHF for the second and third place of each category respectively). You can find the call for cases by clicking here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1, 2017. For... »

LEAP 2017 Kick-off – Getting Comfortable to Get Uncomfortable

08 November 2017 | News

by Renée Horster From Saturday, the 7th October to Wednesday, the 11th October 2017 a group of around 60 participants from 25 nationalities got together in Kreuzlingen to kick-off this year’s LEAP program. Over these four days they talked about their values and the strategy of the oikos network, shared what they do in their local chapters, facilitated workshops in various topics from non-violent communication and environmental psychology to design thinking and climate simulations, as well as practiced their active listening skills and engaged in a panel discussion about the role of youth organisations in society. In all those different sessions, or somewhere in between, a few other things happened: the participants became friends, they questioned some of... »

Call for Team Members | oikos FutureLab 2018

08 November 2017 | News

It’s that time of the year! We are looking for motivated and passionate individuals who would like to organize the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar – the oikos FutureLab. The FutureLab is a 2-day platform for the oikos community to be inspired, to discover and develop joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. It is intended as a catalyst for projects and collaborations in the oikos network. The conference is to be held in October / November 2018. As a member of the oikos FutureLab Team you will have the opportunity to: Design, develop and implement the concept of the oikos FutureLab 2018; Organize an international conference in a highly international team;... »

Graphic Recording at the oikos FutureLab – Interview

03 November 2017 | News

This year, Christian Eggenberger, Graphic Recorder at the innovation-factory.ch, followed the keynotes and workshops of our oikos FutureLab. He transformed what he’s heard into pictures and created beautiful tableaus, giving you – regardless of whether you were there or not – a good summary of the events. Click through the results on the right-hand column and read an interview on Christian’s profession below. Question: Christian, you frequently join conferences to “record” keynotes, panel discussions and workshops. But instead of words, you use pictures. What makes these “graphic recordings” a better summary than the usual protocol? Companies and organizations host events, because they want to advance their cause, develop solutions and innovations, and benefit their culture and sustainability. And... »