2020 at oikos International: A Year in Review

23 December 2020 | News

As 2020 comes to an end we take a look back at everything that’s happened in the oikos Community in one of the most challenging and unusual years for oikos. It’s a very significant year for us as it showed our organization’s ability to adapt to the new challenges in a short time, the resilience and togetherness of our community in the toughest circumstances to always keep creating positive impacts by embedding sustainability in education, work and day to day life. In many events we attended we noticed the willingness of various stakeholders to collaborate with youth. Those words have been already followed up by actions, since we have been as solicited as never before to represent the... »

NexGenLead: A new approach to virtual events

23 December 2020 | News

NexGenLead was the biggest project of oikos International this year. Organized in collaboration with swissnex Brazil, it was enabled by Movetia’s International Pilot Program. The initial idea was to organize a 3-week global virtual conference on Responsible Leadership in Economics and Management Education. It was oikos innovative willingness to foster Leadership and Sustainability in education through an inclusive and low-carbon footprint event which would see us plan the virtual program long before the COVID19 pandemic. When the event was initially planned in an online format, no one could have imagined it would be a few months later that online events became the new normal.  The overall project, including a fellowship and the promotion of academic knowledge exchange on sustainability... »

Info Call: oikos LEAP Advanced Program

22 December 2020 | News

The oikos leadership program, LEAP Advanced Track, will have a new cohort starting in March 2021!  Don’t miss the opportunity to get to know more about this 9-months personal development journey with oikos members from all over the world. We will have two Info Calls on 20 Jan at 7:30 pm & 3 Feb at 2 pm CET. If you are interested in joining one of the calls, fill out this form and keeping you informed about this track.... »

oikos Alumni Portrait: Pauline Krüger

21 December 2020 | News

We’re excited to share with you the first oikos Alumni Portrait in the video format! Alumni VP for 2020 Zvezdana Vuletic sits down for a chat with Pauline (Sprenger) Krüger, an alumni from oikos Hamburg who talks us through her oikos Journey and her professional career in the sustainability department of Volkswagen afterwards. In the Alumni Portrait our oikos alumni share their fascinating journeys. From the first time they recognized the need for more sustainability in their degree to their motivation to join oikos; from their first career plans to their everyday lives as agents of sustainable business and economics. You can read past Alumni Portraits here.... »

NexGenLead – A Volunteer Experience

18 December 2020 | News

The team behind our NexGenLead program is made out of so many devoted people who worked hard to make sure the project is a success. The contribution of our voluteers was especially valuable and today we bring you the testimony of Lauriane Dietrich – one of the volunteers who was a part of the project from the start and whose hard work made NexGenLead into reality. When the pandemic hit back in March, I started like a lot of us to spend more time on social media. As part of oikos I had been following their social media and I found this announcement of a global virtual event that will later be called NexGenLead. I reached out to... »