The Power of Cross-Chapter Collaboration – oikos Hong Kong and oikos Suzhou

17 May 2020 | News

The oikos Hong Kong x oikos Suzhou Sustainability Impact Case Competition 2020 was successfully organized in April of 2020. Amidst the Covid-19 global pandemic, more than 160 participants from Suzhou and Hong Kong participated in this one-of-a-kind opportunity.  The oikos Sustainability Impact Case Competition is an annual event organized by oikos Hong Kong. Each year, participants get to explore issues based on different fields of sustainability and come up with innovative solutions that nurture students for becoming sustainable business leaders of tomorrow.  Within 3 weeks, participants were tasked to investigate a case of a Hotel Group by analyzing the scenario and presenting innovative solutions for the organization on disability employment. Students from Hong Kong and Greater China would... »

VR4Sustainability: How Virtual Reality can change our behaviors – oikos & swissnex Brazil webinar

15 May 2020 | News

From psychotherapy to education, Virtual Reality has became a tool applied in many fields. In fact, this technology provides the opportunity to embody, live, and understand existent realities and possible futures. This is particularly interesting to encourage behavioral change for sustainability. By bringing psychologically distant events (both in time and space, as social inequalities or climate change) to people’s immediate reality, the relationship between human behavior and its impact can be made less abstract. VR has therefore the potential to foster social impact by showing the possible futures the individual can contribute to. NGOs are already making use of this technology to display their projects and their impact in the communities, which allows to present different perspectives and open dialogue between stakeholders.  Even... »

oikos Curriculum Academy 2020 in retrospect

14 May 2020 | Academies, News

The second oikos Curriculum Change Academy was jointly organized by oikos Lausanne and the oikos international Curriculum Change Initiative team from April 3 to 5 2020. Due to the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held only online. Despite this particular context, we were so grateful to have gathered more than 30 people from several countries in this inspiring Academy.  Over the course of 3 days, we tried to grasp the breadth of economics and management subjects and relate them to current social and environmental challenges. Professors, early career researchers, and students came together to understand each other’s needs and exchanged on how to collaborate in order to drive the curriculum reform towards sustainability. This... »

Call for Cases ends in a week!

08 May 2020 | News

Friday May 15 is the deadline for Cases submission for Case Writing Competition 2020.... »

Take-Aways from the oiConference: Developments in Finance and Sustainability

28 April 2020 | News

Author: Oliver Braunschweig PhD Researcher, The New School, New York | Advisor to oikos NYC, Students for Sustainability in Economics and Management The oiConference – Developments in Finance and Sustainability on April 3rd & 4th 2020 was a big success, and the recordings of the sessions are now available on oikos International’s YouTube page! The webinar brought together participants from all over the world, engaging professionals, academics, activists, and students in various discussions about developments in the financial world related to sustainability. This article will try to make some connections between the oiConference and the current times we are living in, and it will give some insights into the running of the conference itself. If you are interested in more details... »