Solving Sustainability Crisis in the Commercial World: oikos Hong Kong hosts the Sustainability Impact Case Competition

23 July 2019 | News

Inspired by the students’ passion for learning through case competitions in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), oikos Hong Kong decided to organize a Case Competition to promote sustainability concepts in the university. The team aimed to introduce the concept of sustainability consciousness as well as to enrich an individual’s experience and awareness of sustainable development. They started by brainstorming ideas to solve sustainability issues in a multinational corporation! Anatomy of the project Goal: The goal of oikos Hong Kong’s undertaking was to raise students’ awareness about sustainability issues in the commercial world. They also sought to strengthen action competence for sustainable development among tomorrow’s decision-makers. In oikos Hong Kong Sustainability Impact Case Competition 2019,... »

The First St. Gallen Unconference on Sustainability for alumni

12 July 2019 | News

Join the first St. Gallen Unconference on sustainability for oikos alumni and friends! St. Gallen Unconference Organised by oikos Alumni & HSG Alumni Sustainability Club Topic: Sustainability & Business When: 29th & 30th of August 2019 Where: University of St. Gallen, Dufourstrasse 50, 9000 St. Gallen Some alumni from the oikos International Alumni network along with the HSG Alumni Sustainability Club came together to organize the Unconference for members of both networks to meet, learn, and exchange knowledge and skills. Unlike a regular conference, an Unconference is an event where the agenda is shaped by the participants, which creates space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity, with a strong focus on networking possibilities. If you are interested in... »

oikos Curriculum Change Initiative at YSI Conference

06 July 2019 | News

At the end of June, oikos management team members, Lenka (oikos Curriculum Strategy Manager) and J.Christopher (oikos Curriculum Research Manager), visited Siena, Italy in order to meet with a dynamic community of young researchers exploring different schools of economic thought, share oikos projects and new initiatives with them and to build new connections with like-minded organizations.  They took part in the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)/Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) pre-conference followed by the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP) conference. J.Christopher organized an interactive session on pluralism in economics and Lenka presented the new oikos Curriculum Change Initiative. In this brief article, they share insights from the conferences and discuss the upcoming oikos curriculum... »

30 seconds with the Germany Meeting 2019 Team

01 July 2019 | News

This July, meet our dedicated, hard-working organizers of the Germany Meeting 2019. In this brief letter, they describe how the team came together, divided up tasks and then worked day in and day out to ensure that everything went well at the meeting.  The café around the corner of our university was crowded and dark, twelve curious faces squeezed together at two tables in the corner, dull murmuring and slow beats coming from the speakers filled the air. Everyone seemed a little nervous, not knowing what was going to await them in the upcoming six weeks. Since most of us had just joined oikos, the earliest challenge was to get to know each other so that we would... »

Farewell to the oikos Foundation: Launching the Next Phase

30 June 2019 | News

On June 25, 2019, oikos had the pleasure of hosting a farewell party for the oikos Foundation to celebrate its impact during the last three decades before it formally closes its doors in the coming months and oikos thus turns into a fully student-led organization. The oikos Foundation was launched in the spring of 1990 as a result of the successful engagement by the students of oikos St. Gallen for a foundation to support the integration of ecological issues into research and teaching of economics and management. Since then the foundation has come a long way. In 1991 and 1992, it welcomed the first oikos visiting professors to the University of St. Gallen. In 1993, it was among... »