Energy Learning Circle Updates

07 October 2014 | News | Education, Energy

The Energy Learning Circle  A room on 19th floor of the Warsaw Financial Center is lighted by passion for solar energy. The sun is setting over the city when the Polish part of the Energy Learning Circle is still discussing financing models for the PV installations. Dominika, Hubert and Łukasz are wondering which option the FutureLab participants will choose to finance a project to decrease the carbon footprint of their university. And you, how would you finance the transformation of the energy system towards sustainability? The FutureLab 2014 The oikos FutureLab is the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar which gathers representatives from the entire oikos community. It provides a 2-day platform for 120 participants to inspire, discover and develop... »

Management Learning Circle Updates

03 October 2014 | News | Education, Management

The Management Learning Circle Business schools create great managers but it is high time they started producing great leaders. And yes, there is a huge difference between the two. Through the open letter and the campaign that we are working on, we hope to be able to show the Business schools the way forward for this transformation. We are a team of 4 students and 6 experts, who have been working together on analysing the tenets of current education system and its shortcomings. During this process we also identified some very interesting didactics, which can be included in the current system. During the Management LC’s sessions this FutureLab, get involved in analysing each of these didactics using your... »

oikos at the First Edition of the Solar 1 Race

26 July 2014 | News

“This is an event created to change opinions and impact the minds of the now and the future” – S. Dobroserdov, CEO Solar 1.                                  . There are numerous amounts of races in the world amongst which are; Formula 1, MotoGP and the Australian Solar Challenge. . This year Sergei Dobroserdov brought Solar1 to Monaco: a race where vessels were powered solely by the sun. 24 teams from around the world participated in this first international solar powered sea race, from the 9th to 12th July. Not only was this a successful sea race, it was much more. Solar1 comprised numerous interesting and exciting experiences.... »

Climatologue: The Great Himalaya Trail – My Climate Initiative

05 June 2014 | News

5th of June is the World Environmental Day and we are pleased to announce the online release of Climatologue: The Great Himalaya Trail – My Climate Initiative. This Climatologue is a product of  “The Great Himalaya Trail – My Climate Initiative” in Nepal. It is a summary of interviews with the local people, a collection of their stories, and anecdotes of their perceptions of climate variability and change. It is also an account of what Paribesh Pradhan observed as a traveler passing from one hamlet to another, making his way through the deepest gorges and highest ridges of the Himalayas. More info here... »

Faculty from Concordia University, Mc Gill University and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Win oikos Case Writing Competition 2014

11th edition of the annual oikos Case Writing Competition awards leading teaching cases on sustainability in management and entrepreneurship St. Gallen, 26th May 2014 – oikos, the international student-driven organization for sustainable management and economics, announced the winners of its annual oikos Case Writing Competition. The first prize in the corporate sustainability track is awarded to Professor Dietmar Sternad from Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria) for his case “Organic Growth at Sonnentor“. In the Social Entrepreneurship track, the first prize goes to Raymond Paquin from Concordia University (Canada), as well as Dror Etzion, James Povitz and Benjamin Gruber at McGill University (Canada) for their case entitled “Communauto: A Big Idea for a Big Market“. The annual oikos Case... »