The power of imagination: Four hours to walk the earth as a refugee

10 November 2019 | News

Fear, rush, bewilderment, stillness, despair, and relief – they felt it all. Our participants at the LEAP Meeting 2019 took part in the Refugee Awareness Game – “Passages” to confront the plight of refugees and reimagine their life. Janina Hoffmann, one of the participants, shares her feelings and thoughts in this blog.  Imagine you need to leave everything behind – all your belongings, the place where you grew up, the culture you love, and above all, the people you love. Where would you go? That’s not even up to you to choose – it is totally unpredictable… …It is foggy, noisy, I barely hear my own voice. I search for my other family members, my brother Peter, my... »

oikos Case Writing Competition 2019: Get to know the winners

07 November 2019 | News

We are proud to announce the winners of the oikos Case Writing Competition. We would like to thank all the participants for their outstanding case submissions and congratulate the winners. The winning cases are published online in our oikos free case collection and are available for faculty members and students interested in organizing a case competition at their local universities. The first prize was awarded to Prof. Madeleine Pullman, Prof. Jacen Greene, Prof. Wanying Shi, and Stephen Kaplan of Portland State University, USA, for the case “B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery: Can Last-Mile Bicycle Delivery Survive The E-Commerce Minefield?”. The second prize went to Chiara De Bernardi, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart – Milano, Italy, and Prof. Daniel Arenas Vives, ESADE Business School, Spain, for... »

30 seconds with Stephen Snider

04 November 2019 | News

This November, our “30 seconds with…” segment features Stephen Snider. He is a student at Harvard who is currently setting up an oikos Chapter in Boston, USA. Stephen talked about his passion for Sustainable Finance, explained why he decided to start the oikos chapter and discussed his recent oikos experience as an organizer of a join oikos-Harvard e-conference and participant at the LEAP Meeting 2019.  Hi, I’m Stephen! I’m starting oikos Boston! Would you like to join? I was born and raised in Jamaica and moved to the states for college to study Economics and Statistics. I moved to Boston to work in corporate banking but last year, I quit my job to start a Master’s in Development... »

oikos International serves in a panel of expert judges for the Financial Times

26 October 2019 | Articles, News

oikos International served in a panel of expert judges for the Financial Times’ crowdsourcing experiment. The newspaper set to identify the best practice examples of ethics, social purpose and sustainability in business schools and universities worldwide. They asked higher education institutions to share their initiatives and activities that were launched with an aim to create a greater social impact. The experts’ panel, including oikos International, represented by oikos President Clementine Robert, and Curriculum Research Manager, J.Christopher Proctor, compiled a list of the most impactful initiatives that could inspire academics, students, university management and many more. Read the full article and glance through the list of the projects here: https://www.ft.com/content/b6bcfa02-ef37-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195... »

Join our team: We are looking for a Communications Manager

22 October 2019 | General, News

We are looking for an avid writer and sustainability-driven person to join the oikos International Management Team as a Communications Manager. Responsibilities include management of the following: Program and Event Communication: Ensuring that all the important information about oikos programs, events, and processes is streamlined effectively to all target groups. This includes preparing blogs, articles and sometimes reports about oikos activities. Outreach: Taking the lead on (re)presenting oikos in media and contributing to journal articles or books on behalf of oikos. oikos Newsletter, Website, and Social Media: Preparing, editing and sending out the oikos monthly newsletter, updating the oikos social media and website, including uploading and proofreading new materials. Grant Proposals: Assisting the oikos management team in the... »