Defining Sustainability: oikos’ understanding of sustainability & sustainable development

14 October 2020 | News

What does sustainability mean? Why and how do we act and inspire towards sustainability as an organization? How do we make sure that the change we make is sustainable as such? Many questions – here we outline some answers that manifest our standpoint from a scientific perspective. Climate change, drastic biodiversity decline, poverty, inequality, mass migration: these are only some examples of the sustainability challenge our world is facing at the moment. To move ahead on the path towards sustainability, we all have to act together and will have to rethink the ways we think, create and interact as a society. For oikos and many others, economics and management are two fields at the core of the needed transformation-... »

Five days of powerful talks: The Global Climate Conference 2020

08 October 2020 | News

16-20 November 2020VIRTUAL oikos International as a proud Signatory of the Global Climate Letter and recognised partner of the Race to Zero by UNFCCC Campaign would like to invite you to join The Global Climate Conference in Education 2020 which will give you the unique opportunity to: • Develop solutions on how to mobilize more resources for action-oriented climate change research and skills creation based on cross-institutional sharing of ideas, resources, and action plans• Increase the delivery of environmental and sustainability education across curriculum, campus and community outreach programmes through combined knowledge, influence, and community to tackle the global climate crisis• Explore how fellow sustainability professionals are planning to meet their carbon emissions targets and adopt solutions that... »

Financial Times: Business schools learn to ‘do the right thing’ on sustainability

29 September 2020 | News

This week, our very own Clementine Robert featured in a Financial Times focusing on the change Business Schools are undergoing and their ever-growing concerns over social and environmental impact.“Business schools learn to ‘do the right thing’ on sustainability” Read the full article here.... »

Transform your Education through NexGenLead – oikos CEE Meeting Workshop on Curriculum Change

22 September 2020 | News

oikos International, in collaboration with swissnex Brazil, is organizing a 3-weeks program to foster your competences on Responsible Leadership. During the oikos CEE meeting, you will have a taste of this program, called NexGenLead. We will provide you an activity that will help you develop your competencies, understand your needs and give you the first tools to lead you in transforming your university and teaching Facilitator: Marcelo Veloso (Leadership & Sustainability fellow at oikos International & swissnex Brazil) If you wish to join the session you need to register for the oikos CEE Meeting by filling this form. The first day of the Meeting is entirelly focused on ‘bringing change to the clasroom’ with the second day shifting... »

The Unconference – Taking on the challenge

16 September 2020 | News

The Unconference, No. 2 The annual oikos Alumni conference took place at the end of August in St Gallen, welcoming participants joining both in person and online. From Friday 21st until Saturday 22nd,  26 people from 11 countries gathered for the second time to make the Unconference a success for the second time. We learned, we laughed, we debated and together hosted 12 inspiring workshops over the course of the two days. New times, new formats – challenge accepted! Challenges are better dealt with from a positive perspective, which is why we considered this very unusual and difficult year an opportunity to try out new things.  We decided to take on the difficult task of creating a format... »