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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... »

Global Climate Strike: Exploring the transformative power of the movement

16 October 2019 | General, News

We take a look back at Climate Strikes in September through the eyes of oikos members who joined millions of fellow young people on the streets and raised their voices for a sustainable future. We see how this global action continues to help us at oikos, and what we do to keep the momentum growing at our universities and communities worldwide. Millions of protesters from Vienna to Tokyo, Copenhagen to Rio de Janeiro, New York to Mumbai took to the streets in September to demand action against climate change. School children and young people at the forefront of the global climate movement expressed their anger at politicians and corporate leaders who had failed to halt the imminent threat... »

Join our team: We are looking for a Leadership and Sustainability Fellow

27 September 2019 | Join Us, News

A collaboration between oikos and swissnex and sponsored by Movetia, the Leadership and Sustainability Fellowship, aims to gather international students and academics to foster innovation in sustainable management and leadership education, through the oikos-designed “Students Creating Curriculum for Sustainability” project. oikos is us. We are an international, student-led non-profit organization for sustainability in economics and management. Founded in 1987 in Switzerland, we empower student change agents worldwide to embed sustainability in academia and from there into day-to-day business, government, and personal activities. Our programs integrate environmental and social perspectives in economics and management education and equip our members with the necessary tools to become today and tomorrow’s responsible leaders. swissnex Brazil, our new partner, is a platform for the exchange of knowledge... »

30 seconds with the LEAP Advanced Cohort 2018/2019

04 September 2019 | News

We spend years in classrooms studying facts and complicated theories, but one thing we are never taught is how to have a fulfilling life. Our Leadership Development Program – LEAP bridges the gap. It challenges participants to reflect on their inner selves and inspires action. In the September edition of our “30 seconds with” segment, some of our LEAP Advanced 2018/2019 shared their thoughts about the program and described the impact it had on their lives. Hannah Muther, oikos Graz “Before I started my studies in Graz I did not consider myself a balanced person. Not that I am perfectly balanced now, but I live much more in harmony and peace with myself. Yet, getting where I am... »