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oikos FutureLab 2013

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  • 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 joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. It leverages our global network of student members, alumni, advisors, faculty and partners for action. It offers a “laboratory” to design initiatives, engage the oikos community in pursuing them and fuel our journey towards higher impact.

    The 2013 oikos FutureLab took place on 11 – 12 November in St. Gallen. It focused on “Transforming Education” and on opportunities to drive change at faculties for economics and management. As a platform focused on solutions and action, the oikos FutureLab offered insights to co-learn with our members and partners and to identify opportunities to take oikos to the next level as an effective learning organization – in particular:

    • To understand and effectively tap into the learning opportunities already existing in our network.
    • To develop a platform for oikos and universities where we are active as learning organizations that foster sustainability leadership skills among their members and audiences.
    • To explore what a reference model for sustainability education in economics and management actually could look like, so that we can inspire students, scholars and university administrators.
  • Monday, 11 November 2013
    FOCUS: LEARNING ORGANIZATION
    09.00-10.00 Registration
    10.00-10.15 Welcome
    Lenka Parkanova (oikos), Alexander Barkawi (oikos)
    10.15-11.15 The Journey
    Interactive session on oikos learning Journey - Claude Siegenthaler (oikos)
    11.15-11.30 Break
    11.30-13.00 Developing a Learning Organization
    Gib Bulloch (Accenture Development Partnership), Sarah Gloor (AIESEC Switzerland)
    Exercise with learning facilitators
    13.00-14.00 Lunch
    14.00-16:00 Impact Learning Workshop
    Showcase projects and interactive workshop on projects from across the community using the oikos impact canvas.
    16.00-16.30 Networking Break
    16.30-19.00 Parallel Meetings
    Alumni Workshop, Legislative meeting, Circle of Partners Meeting.
    19.00-22.00 Dinner
    Tuesday, 12 November 2013
    FOCUS: TRANSFORMING EDUCATION
    09.00-09.15 Welcome and Recap
    09.15-10.45 Educational Innovation
    Katrin Muff (50plus20), Max Oliva (HUB Global/Teamlabs), Martin Cadee (The Journey Network/Knowmads), Traian Bruma (CROS), Rasmus Johnsen (CBS)
    10.45-11.00 Break
    11.00-13.00 Co-creating the University for the Future
    Collaborative exercise scheming a reference model for sustainability education in management and economics.
    13.00-14.00 Lunch
    14.00-15.00 Impact Fair
    “Elevator pitches” to learn about and get involved in ongoing and planned initiatives by members of the oikos community.
    15.00-15.15 Break
    15.15-16.30 Open Space and Workshop
    An open space to design and develop concrete initiatives to pursue with the support of the oikos community, as well as various workshops focused on different topics and skills.
    16:30-17:00 Break
    17.00-17.45 The road ahead
    In an interactive session, oikos will present the next steps towards an effective learning organization.
    17.45- 18.00 Wrap-up
    18.00- 19.30 Apéro

  • Impact Fair

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    Strengthening existing projects and launching new initiatives for sustainability is a core objective of the oikos FutureLab. The reach and diversity of the oikos community provides a strong platform that we want to leverage for action. The event therefore reserves a significant part of its agenda to the work on projects that are driven by our members, alumni, faculty, advisors and partners. A project fair with 3-minute “elevator pitches” will showcase existing and planned initiatives. An „open space“ will provide further room to work on planned projects, get new ones on their way – and increase impact!

    Several FutureLab delegates have already sent in projects they will present at the event. All of them are listed below and we are looking forward to learn about, discuss and support them. Look at their project descriptions to see possible support areas.

    Marie Horniecká, oikos Prague: Sustainable Tour

    Project Description:

    Sustainable Tour is a 12-day journey around sustainable venues in the Czech Republic. Participants will travel by use of environment-friendly means of transport and will be accommodated “sustainably” (e.g. farms, teepees, tents, hostels, ecological centres). Other part of the Tour is participants’ activity concerning various projects promoting sustainable traveling and hiking. They will experience woofing, ecological farming and tourism, visit of Earthsip (demonstration and training centre of radically sustainable living), or out-of-civilization camping with minimum carbon footprint.

    Expected Impact:

    Sustainable Tour proves that even when traveling people should care about environmental and social impacts. Participants will be encouraged and inspired via personal experience to try act sustainably and to lower their negative effects on environment. They will create their own project promoting ecological tourism in cooperation with people who work in this sector or related branches in the Czech Republic. Participants could invent their own plan to become a “real sustainable traveller”!

    Final report will show whether there is a friendly environment for sustainable tourism, travelling and ecological activities in the Czech Republic and suggest possible ways to improve current situation.

    In ideal case, the Sustainable Tour could become every-year event.

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    Who will fund the Tour?

    Can participants bear all the expenses?

    The EU as a sponsor?

    Ankit Agarwal, oikos Pune: Project i-GREEN

    Project Description:

    People of Hindu religion worship God by offering flowers. People are busy and engrossed in their daily routine to give a thought “What after the flowers are offered? What happens to these flowers once they dry off?”; The fact is, these flowers are dumped in garbage bin or in the local water body /river. Disposing off used to be a good option during olden times as the number of temples were less .

    “i-GREEN” is an Eco-conscious practice to implement sustainable development. Disposed flowers(offered in the Temples which choke up / pollute the nearby rivers) are input of the initiative. Output is nutritious Vericompost which is used to pamper the plants growth. Whole idea of this practice is to keep the rivers pollution free and create a natural product out of so called waste.

    Expected Impact:

    a. To spread awareness about this problem.

    b. Also, invoke a thought regarding it and display a win-win solution.

    c. i-GREEN can help keep the rivers clean and pollution free.

    d. Outcome of this initiative is natural, no-chemical fertilizer which is used to nurture plants growth.

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    a. The best advantage of i-GREEN model is it be cloned easily , oikos community can help to replicate this model where ever possible,

    b. Today there are roughly 108,000 Temples in India and the number keeps increasing day by day. A small survey has made it clear that in a city like Pune 16 tonnes of flowers are dumped daily, Imagine the potential if whole if India is considered. oikos community can provide aid to enlarge the scale of i-GREEN.

    c. Give inputs/suggestions to improve upon the idea.

    Linus Grob, oikos St. Gallen: Carbon Neutral Campus

    Project Description:

    oikos Carbon Neutral Campus is a project with a mid- to long-term goal of making the university of St. Gallen a carbon neutral organisation. We do this by analysing the Uni’s carbon footprint (happened already) based on which we now pursue various sub-projects. These include one climate-friendly meal per semester (to be increased), one campaign per year where students can compensate their CO2-emissions, projects with the canteen to improve their sustainability performance and last but not least awareness-raising videos with our dear Paul Arbère, oikos SG’s mascot.

    Expected Impact:

    We generate direct impact by improving resource efficiency at our university. But I believe our indirect impact by raising awareness amongst students with info campaigns and amongst university employees through our actions is higher. Still, our short-term goal is to increase direct impact, e.g. by reducing waste.

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    Since it has been suggested that we make the Paul Arbère videos available to the entire oikos community, we would be interested in getting some input on how to create really funny videos.

    Also, we expect hard negotiations regarding the introduction of a vegi-meal at the canteen, so some input there might be appreciated at this point.

    Sébastien Bianchi, oikos Lausanne: oikos & entreprises

    Project Description:

    In order to bring together students and companies which share our values, we are going to initiate a day-long event:

    – An event truly dedicated to promoting sustainable management and corporate responsibility within a faculty for Economics and Business

    – Enable less visible companies for a chance to meet young talents

    – Offering students a possibility to look for internships or permanent positions in sustainable companies

    – Enjoy a more personal and friendly event with a round table and one-on-one discussions (interview of students companies will have selected beforehand)

    – Possibility of having a conference about one of the suggested themes (“How does sustainability improve our profits?”, “How did we go from unsustainable to sustainable?”)

    Expected Impact:

    The main goal of this forum is to allow small and medium-sized companies to share their experience in the field of sustainability and responsibility, while increasing their visibility in the student community. This is a unique concept offering a platform for sustainable companies with less visibility to become more present in the student world, while proving to students that companies can be sustainable and successful, while making them attractive to students for applying to them.

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    We would like help from the oikos community regarding these following areas that we consider critical for the success of a such project:

    – Organization/Management of the course of this event (how to better schedule this day-long event, considering the stands (8-13pm and 14-15pm), the round-table (13-14pm), the one-to-one discussions (interviews between students and companies) and the possible conference at the very end of the day (17pm))

    – How to make this event successful, that is how to attract responsible companies and students to come to our event? (marketing, networking-sponsoring: how to fund this event?)

    – How to make interesting the way companies present themselves to students – What to ask them for?

    Nora Malm, oikos St. Andrew: Responsible Investment Awareness Platform

    Project Description:

    The aim of our project is to increase the number of universities who invest their endowments responsibly. We want to provide students with an alternative platform for change. Through access to resources and previous experiences we believe that students will be able to raise professional and educated awareness amongst fellow students in order to ultimately have a positive impact on their university’s investment practices. We believe that by means of speakers who support responsible investment, academic articles, and networking with other universities this can be accomplished.

    Expected Impact:

    We want to change universities’ investment behaviour. Many students are unaware that their tuition fees are invested in different ways and that they in many ways are indirect stakeholders in the university funds. By making students aware of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues connected to investment, we believe they will develop a genuine interest to promote responsible investment on campus.

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    What we hope to receive from cooperating with the oikos community is to see if enough interest for responsible endowment investment exists. In addition we would like to find out if students would be interested in using such a platform to exchange resources, ideas, and experiences. Furthermore, we would like to use the chapter network in order to get in touch with other universities.

    Christoph Pfisterer, oikos Constance: Sustainable Urban Development – A Student-Organized Seminar

    Project Description:

    In cooperation with two student groups, oikos Konstanz organized a 2-ETCS-seminar on Sustainable Urban Development. 3 professionals from the renowed international organization ICLEI, the state government and the city of Freiburg lecture on the challenges cities face worldwide and in Germany and introduce the strategies and governmental management approaches taken to address the multiple issues like mobility, public finance, climate change etc. On the excursion day the seminars meets the lord mayor of Konstanz and local entrepreneurs to find out about how Konstanz is doing!

    Expected Impact:

    We expect that

    A. students participating in the seminar get involved into the sustainability movement

    B. the university increases its efforts to offer more courses on sustainability matters, because it is sad that students have to organize their courses themselves

    C. build ties between students and the city administration and students and entrepreneurs

    D. oikos’ Konstanz network & reputation grows, laying the fundament to attract more students, hire better speakers and get involved from the university administration into further developments

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    The project is working pretty well.

    We would like to get in touch with other chapters who tried to integrate sustainability matters – not by themselves, but – TOGETHER with the university administration and see

    – how did this? how did the process look like?

    – who did they talk to?

    – what was the actual output and outcome?

    Adrian von Jagow, oikos Tübingen: Student HUB Initiatives for Curriculum Change

    Project Description:

    A few months ago, the Student HUB at the Global Ethics Institute was founded. It serves as a head for a great variety of student organizations that focus on changing the world for the better. Our common goal is to amplify our impact on campus and on the world. Recognizing the displeasure of economics students, some among them met to form a cooperation for curriculum change. They designed a platform where students can look up the university’s offers of alternative teaching, alternative content and heterodox economic theory. From here they are going to start a campaign to pick up the rest of the student body that is unsatisfied with what and how they learn. They long for better education in economics that forms critical economists and does not produce another blind follower of rationalist theory.

    Expected Impact:

    The Student HUB inherits 13 Student organizations that are involved in societal change, mostly in education. With this great network that holds meetings every four weeks and is connected online through their own social platform, every good idea can be heard and seen. Each of the student organizations has their own network and many of them are part of a Germany wide and international community. Under these welcoming circumstances we long to promote the message that change in teaching of economics is possible. We hope to meet a demand that will allow us to convince academic leaders to include heterodox economics in every undergraduate program.

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    I would love to get feedback on the project and gain contacts for the further installation of the Curriculum Change Campaign. Especially other oikos chapter who would like to be part of the movement are welcome to contribute and shape the initiative.

    Dominika Czyz, oikos Warsaw: oikos Energy

    Project Description:

    oikos Energy is an educational, internactive platform designed to provide students with information and news concerning the European energy sector. Main focus will be placed on implementing sustainable solutions into the industry. On the project’s website we will publish e-learning courses, presentations and case studies. oikos Energy will be launched in the spring semester

    Expected Impact:

    Firstly, the project will increase the students’ awareness for sustainability opportunities in the use of energy resources. We hope to foster the students ability to analyze economic, environmental and social trends in the energy sector.

    Secondly, it creates an unconventional education platform to support the learning process. A combination of informal education will allow the students’ spirit of cooperation and self-improvement flourish. Thirdly, the project is aimed at strengthening the action competence for sustainable development of the European energy sector among the tomorrow’s decision makers.

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    Firstly, we would like the oikos community to help us establish the project’s website. Secondly, we would love to co-operate with all oikos chapters working on projects connected with energy issues. We want to promote the initiatives and inform the students community in Poland about international events devoted to sustainable energy. Thirdly, we would be grateful for expert advice and help while preparing the educational materials to be published on our website. Podcasts, case studies prepared by professionals and lecturers will be a vital source of information.

    Kate Negacz, oikos International: Building bridges – oikos PhD Seminar

    Project Description:

    oikos PhD Seminar is a 2-day event dedicated to the topic “Energy and Environmental Economics”. It aims to increase quality of research and create networking possibilities among PhD students from various countries. The seminar is accompanied by essay competition for BA & MA students. Inclusion of BA & MA students supports future cooperation between them and PhD students as well as with the faculty.

    Expected Impact:

    Qualitative aims:

    • increasing quality of research related to sustainable development;

    • exchange of ideas, establishing cooperation among students and PhD students from various countries;

    • encouraging oikos members to engage in content-related projects and academic career;

    • promotion of oikos Warsaw and the Warsaw School of Economics in the international environment.

    Quantitative aims:

    • 10 PhD students as participants

    • 10 papers published – long term goal

    • 3 BA & MA students awarded in essay competition

    • 20 BA & MA students involved in the essay competition

    • 3 exceptional faculty members engaged

    • min. 3 articles/blog post on the event

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    Improve the project for the next year; see potential for replication/cross chapter cooperation

    Wladyslaw Senn, WSEN: The World Student Environmental Network in Transition

    Project Description:

    The WSEN shares with oikos a mission to engage and empower students from this planet to act as drivers of positive change towards a more sustainable society from within universities and beyond, in communities. Since 2008, a World Student Environmental Summit has been organized each year by students in a different university, in a different country, bringing together 70-80 students from all continents to learn from each other’s experience and projects, and plant the seed for more while raising awareness of our differences and diversity of perspectives. The WSEN is undergoing now a transformation process to become a more solid and active structure with more ambitions for bigger impacts. The role of the WSEN Transition team, made of voluntary students from different continents, is to collectively drive the process of re-creation of the overall structure, redrawing its vision, mission, goals, operational structure and activities beyond the already successful Summits.

    Expected Impact:

    Going towards its 7th Summit organized in July 2014 by dedicated students from Stellenbosch University, South Africa on their campus, the WSEN counts already a large network of former student delegates, helpers and speakers, but also a valuable database of student sustainability projects growing every year with each Summit. The Transition process aims at improving significantly the accessibility of this rich database and at boosting the interactions between WSEN members all year long, both in terms of volume and valued impact. The new WSEN structure should indeed provide renewed opportunities for exchanging valuable experiences, ideas and material through an interactive online hub, for coaching and supporting existing projects, giving to the whole process a better visibility and a louder voice for students engaged in actively changing their diverse realities.In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    – Networking: opportunities for networking between organisations (at the international, regional and local levels)

    Alexander Barkawi, oikos: oikos Finance Initiative

    Project Description:

    The oikos Finance Initiative shall change teaching and research of finance at our universities. It shall connect our activities in the field, support us in developing new projects, scale successful programs, share knowledge on issues and people, and combine resources. It shall also help us in developing a joint understanding of the landscape of finance education and research in which we operate, the best intervention points to trigger change, and the milestones that we want to reach together. To target this objective the initiative shall build up a community of oikos members interested in the topic and establish platforms for communication and learning within this group. It shall also help developing additional resources – both in terms of people and content – to support chapter activities in the field.

    Expected Impact:

    The initiative shall trigger institutional change to make sustainability an integral pillar of finance teaching and research at our universities. If we succeed, our impact would be reflected in three areas: First, more students will be aware of the important links between finance and long-term economic, social and environmental issues, write their bachelor, master and PhD thesis on the topic, and make sustainability a key factor in their next steps as they graduate. Second, more academics in the field of finance will reflect sustainability in their research, and more articles on sustainability and finance will be published in scientific journals. Third, more universities will make sustainability a key factor in their investments.

    In what areas of your initiative / project would you like help from the oikos community?

    The success of this initiative will depend on a constant flow of projects at our universities. Against this background, we are looking for fellow oikos members who’d like to join this initiative with projects that they are already pursuing or programs that they’d like to launch. We’d also appreciate input on how to organize this community, how to leverage our joint resources, and how high to set our level of ambition.

    Impact Learning Workshop

    At the FutureLab 2012 we developed the oikos impact canvas. This is an impact thinking tool to support project development.

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    At this year’s event, we will share the best practices and provide training for the next phase of the roll-out across the community.

    Legislative Meeting

    This is session is open only to chapter members. It the opportunity for the members to exercise their right to influence the oikos network, by voting on who will be the next oikos executive board, and which chapters should join the oikos network, amongst other issues.

    Alumni Session

    Intrapreneurship: How to change your working environment towards sustainability?

    The oikos Alumni workshop at the FutureLab 2013 will offer the oikos alumni and like-minded individuals the opportunity to exchange their experiences of being a change agent for sustainability.

    Highlights of the workshop:

    • Enjoy a dose of inspiration from Gib Bulloch, Founder and Executive Director of Accenture Development Partnerships. Check out his TEDx Talk: “Be the change you want to see in your company”.

    • Get insights from Joanna Hafenmayer, Managing Director of MyImpact, an organization focusing on helping leaders realize meaningful careers.
    • Exchange experiences, challenges and successful strategies with Daniel Hacki and other fellow oikos alumni who want to make a positive impact at their work.

    When: 11 November, 2013, 16:30 – 19:00

    Where: Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    Cost: 50 CHF, includes the workshop, coffee break and dinner.

    Registration deadline: 30 October 2013

    Certainly, for those that register for the entire event, the alumni workshop is included.

    Please register by sending an email to Adriana Troxler.

    We are looking forward to a lively workshop!

  • Claude Siegenthaler, Hosei University

    20101105_Portrait_Claude SiegenthalerClaude Siegenthaler is professor at Hosei, a private University based in Tokyo. He graduated from St. Gallen University with a PhD in economics and today is a member of the St. Gallen MBA faculty teaching on Strategy and Sustainability. He is also an associate with the SusTec chair at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, where he coaches master students in experienced-based Leadership courses.

    Prior to joining Hosei, Claude founded several for-profit and non-profit organizations in Switzerland, a.o. sinum Inc. EcoPerformance Systems, a software and consulting company. Since 2004 he is a founding partner with UR Management in Zurich.

    Claude joined oikos in 1989 and currently serves as an advisor with the chapter in St.Gallen and as a member of the board of trustees at the oikos foundation.

    To design experienced based learning journeys: effective teaching and learning methods that support the personal development of transformative leaders is today Claude’s mission and passion

    Gib Bulloch, Accenture Development Partnerships

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    Gib Bulloch is the Founder and Executive Director of Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a ring-fenced not-for-profit consulting group within Accenture, whose clients include many of the major international NGOs and development agencies. ADP’s main focus is bringing affordable business and technology expertise to the international development sector and promoting private sector engagement in sustainable development.

    In 2007, ADP was awarded the Management Consulting Association (MCA)’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award and in 2008, Gib was named as the Sunday Times sponsored Management Consultant of the Year in the Best Partner/Director category.

    With 15 years experience in the field of Corporate Responsibility, Gib is a regular speaker on the role of business in development, cross-sectoral partnerships and social entrepreneurship in a corporate context. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility and serves on the US Board of the END Fund and the Board of DFID’s Business Innovation Facility.

    Check out his Tedx talk “Be the change you want to see in your company”:

    Katrin Muff, 50plus20/Business School Lausanne

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    Dr. Katrin Muff is Dean of Business School Lausanne, and one of the visioneers behind the 50plus20 initiative.

    Inspired by the Rio+20 focus on the big issues of our time, a group of engaged stakeholders decide to do the same for management education, proposing a radical revision of the role of management education in society at large. Known as 50plus20, this initiative has shown remarkable results and continues to evolve and influence leadership for the common good.

    Also under her leadership, the Business School of Lausanne (BSL) expanded its vision from a focus on entrepreneurship to embrace also responsibility and sustainability into a coherent three-pillar vision for both education and applied research. Dr. Muff anchors BSL into relevant and pragmatic contributions to business and beyond, by merging her entrepreneurial and corporate background with the academic world. She has led the design process for the new MBA and serves as program director for the doctoral program. She also co-directs the Diploma in Sustainable Business, a joint degree program with the University St. Gallen, Switzerland. She dedicates much of her time to contribute to the transformation of business schools to become custodians of society and the planet, developing ethically and environmentally responsible leaders, enabling companies to serve society and engaging in the transformation of the economy and society.

    A Swiss native, Muff began her career in the late 80s with Schindler Lifts in Lucerne, then in Australia. She holds both an MBA and doctoral degree from Business School Lausanne. Throughout the 90’s, she held several positions for ALCOA (Aluminium Company of America), working in Moscow, Russia as General Manager for Building Systems International, in the United States as an Industry Analyst for Global Mergers & Acquisitions and in Switzerland as a Business Analyst for Europe. After a one-year sabbatical dedicated to filmmaking, Muff assumed the position of Director, Strategic Planning EMEA of IAMS Pet Food, a division of Procter & Gamble, in the Netherlands. In 2000, she co-founded Yupango, a coaching consultancy dedicated to developing start-up companies and training management teams. Prior to joining BSL, she consulted three Swiss universities in a strategic collaboration and a joint doctoral program and operated her independent coaching, training and leadership development center.

    Check out her Tedx talk “50+20: Rethinking Management Education for the World”

    Klaus Elle, Elle Elle Consulting

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    Metaphoric management / artist

    Since 1996 work as a visual process manager and consultant / Apprenticeship in systemic organisation development institute Dr. A. Harnisch / Berlin

    Development of the Universal process guide, the Colour cycle analysis and the Sustainable Business Navigator/ Author of many books about creativity, business and change management / “Metaphoric Management” Springer publisher 2011

    Collaboration with ETH Zürich / MIT Boston/ University of Tokyo in global sustainable education program / ECO-Design-Company Vienna / UR Management Zürich

    Trainer MBA program HSG St.Gallen /

    Partner of KGOTLA Management Company Amsterdam / Johannesburg

    Study fine arts and photography in Leipzig / Degree diploma photographic design / from 1981 worldwide exhibitions and art projects / Paris, Zürich, Berlin, New York, Houston, Helsinki, Bratislava, Köln, Warsaw, Hamburg

    www.elle-elle.de

    Max Oliva, Team Labs/Hub Global/IE Business School

    Max_OlivaMax Oliva is co-founder of Hub Association, Hub Madrid and TeamLabs, and also is director of Social Impact Management at IE Business School. During his management, IE has been distinguished by the Aspen Institute as the 1st business school in Europe and 3rd worldwide in integrating social and environmental impact into their MBA programs. Additionally he serves as Director of Hub Madrid, a habitat for social innovators to work, meet, learn, connect and realize progressive ideas for a radically better world. Max has been sharing co-learning experiences for +10 years with AIESEC, TeamAcademy, KaosPilot, and other incredible organizations. Max is an apprentice of design thinking, a social entrepreneur on the making and a firm believer that together, ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

    He spoke on the Education Panel of the HUB Insights Gathering 2013. Check it out his point of view:

    Martin Cadée, The Journey Network / Knowmads

    Martin CadeeMartin is a social entrepreneur with a passion for nature, (young) people working on big dreams for a better world and education. He co-founded an international school for young entrepreneurial talents who want to make a positive difference in the world – then KaosPilots.NL, now Knowmads. Over the past years he studied ways to help (young) people understand their true gift for the world, mostly through ceremonial retreats into nature (rites of passage, vision quests). He is now merging social entrepreneurship training and quest work. He says his work is about ‘the soul of social entrepreneurship‘ and works with the United World Colleges amongst others. Also, he is establishing a new learning community for travelers to see their journey as a personal quest to a life of meaning and purpose, The Journey Network.

    Rasmus Johnsen, Copenhagen Business School

    RasmusjohnsenRASMUS JOHNSEN is an assistant professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He studied philosophy at the University Center Roskilde, Denmark and at Eberhard-Karls Universität in Tübingen and graduated with a PhD from Copenhagen Business School.

    He is engaged in the disciplinary development of philosophy in management education as a practice, especially through case-based teaching. He is a teacher and administrator at the BSc and MSc programs in philosophy and business administration at Copenhagen Business School. Since 2011, he has been one of the driving forces in the cooperation between European and American business schools to integrate the humanities and socials sciences in business education.

    In 2012 he took the initiative to form the European Teaching Methods Initiative (ETMI), a network allowing educators at European business schools to share teaching ideas, case material and courses to further the development of sustainable and responsible management education worldwide. His interests have given him the opportunity to work as a fellow with the Haniel-foundation at the University of St. Gallen, and most recently to be invited as a representative of CBS by the Aspen Institute to discuss the future of responsible management education with trend-setting deans from American business schools, like the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Haas School of Business at Berkley, University of California.

    Sarah Gloor, AIESEC in Switzerland

    Sarah GloorAt only 21, Sarah Gloor, is doing what few at her age would even dream of: running a national non-profit organization.

    Her story starts like many other students: after high school, she attended University of Fribourg to study Law. Meanwhile, in an attempt to be more involved in her campus, she took interest in AIESEC after learning that it was the world’s largest youth-run organization with over 86,000 members present in more than 124 countries and territories. Curious about the impact of AIESEC on such a global scale, Sarah began to volunteer as a member and grew to become passionate about AIESEC and its’ mission – to impact the world through leadership development experiences.

    After taking on the role of President for her Local Committee in 2012, she showed excellence in her ability to lead a team and break records for AIESEC Fribourg. She was recognized this year for her excellence in leadership by receiving the Role Model Award during AIESEC in Switzerland’s National Conference: Do It 2013.

    Now as the elected President of AIESEC in Switzerland, she faces new and exciting challenges: leading an international team of people from Canada, USA, Serbia, and Switzerland. Located in Bern, her role and that of her team is to lead over 350 members within 8 Local Committees across the nation. Furthermore, she also represents AIESEC in Switzerland on a global scale during international conferences and summits.

    What started as curiosity to join AIESEC for its value in leadership development, has fast become the integral value that Sarah personally believes and continues to showcase through AIESEC.

    Traian Bruma, CROS

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    Traian Brumă is leading the Romanian revolution in education by striving to create an alternative University.

    Traian Brumă has managed projects in education for the past 10 years and, along with some friends, decided to undertake the creation of an alternative University. They have now 150 students self-directing their learning in a rich environment offering a strong community of learners developed through gamification, blending of physical and online space, communities of practice, mentoring & coaching, real-life projects and more.

    Check out his Tedx Talk (in Romanian):

  • The oikos FutureLab will bring together a diverse representation from the entire oikos community and will allow in-depth discussions and exchange. We cordially invite active student members from oikos Chapter network, alumni, faculty, advisors and partners.

    Registration is open!

    Chapter members

    Chapter members at the FutureLab

    We aim to welcome the most active and committed members to the FutureLab. Therefore, we will select chapter members according to the following two criteria:

    – equal representation of all Chapters in the FutureLab
    – your impact and involvement in the project work or Chapter management

    We will evaluate all registrations and select the chapter representatives according to the criteria above. We will have a waiting list in case of open slots and cancellations.

    A first complete screening and confirmation of participation will be done by September 18th 2013, however, you might receive a confirmation earlier.

    The student participation fee is 75 CHF, to be paid after acceptance of your application. oikos will cover your accommodation and food during this period.

    Registration deadline: 15th of September 2013.

    Register now: Click here

    Payment

    Please pay only after acceptance of your application:

    Payment deadline: 30th of September 2013

    There are two types of payment methods: Paypal (credit card) or Bank transfer.

    Paypal

    Participant Fee (in CHF)
    First and Last Name


    Bank Transfer:

    IBAN: CH49 0025 4254 L024 6142 0

    BIC (Swift): UBSWCHZH90A

    Account Number: 254-L0246142.0

    Clearing Number: 254

    Beneficiary Name:

    oikos-Stiftung fuer Oekonomie und Oekologie

    Tigerbergstrasse 2

    9000 St. Gallen

    Beneficiary Bank:

    UBS AG

    Postfach, CH 9001 St Gallen

    The fee includes:
    Admission to the conference, accommodation (check in 10.11.2013/check out 13.11.2013), transportation to and from Hostel/Conference venue and food.
    You are responsible for the cost and arrangement of transportation to St Gallen, Switzerland.

    Cancelation:

    • A refund will be given for cancellations received 20 days before the first day of a conference. Cancellation fee is 20 CHF.
    • No refund will be given for cancellations received later than 19 days before start of the conference.

    If you are unable to pay by credit card, debit card, or paypal, then please contact us at [email protected]

    Alumni

    Alumni at the FutureLab

    We invite you to apply and register directly on a first-come-first-serve basis. This year, the FutureLab 2013 has a special session only for alumni.

    The participation fee for alumni is 150 CHF. The fee includes admission to the conference, lunch, dinner, coffee-breaks and social event.

    For accommodation, there are several hotels in St. Gallen ranging from 90 to 250 CHF per person per night. Please reserve your own accommodation.

    Deadline: 30 October 2013.

    Register now: Click here

    Payment

    The participation fee is 150 CHF.
    Payment deadline: 30 October 2013.

    Cancellation:

    • A refund will be given for cancellations received 20 days before the first day of a conference. Cancellation fee is 20 CHF.
    • No refund will be given for cancellations received later than 19 days before start of the conference.
    Participant Fee (in CHF)
    First and Last Name


    Bank Transfer:

    IBAN: CH49 0025 4254 L024 6142 0

    BIC (Swift): UBSWCHZH90A

    Account Number: 254-L0246142.0

    Clearing Number: 254

    Beneficiary Name:

    oikos-Stiftung fuer Oekonomie und Oekologie

    Tigerbergstrasse 2

    9000 St. Gallen

    Beneficiary Bank:

    UBS AG

    Postfach, CH 9001 St Gallen

    Faculty, Advisors, Young Scholars and Partners

    Faculty, Advisors, Young Scholars, Partners from oikos at the FutureLab

    You are welcome to apply and can register directly on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    The participation fee is 150 CHF. The fee includes admission to the conference, lunch, dinner, coffee-breaks and social event.

    For accommodation, there are several hotels in St. Gallen ranging from 90 to 250 CHF per person per night. Please reserve your own accommodation.

    Deadline: 15th of October 2013.

    Register now: Click here

    Payment

    The participation fee is 150 CHF.
    Payment deadline: 15th October.

    Cancellation:

    • A refund will be given for cancellations received 20 days before the first day of a conference. Cancellation fee is 20 CHF.
    • No refund will be given for cancellations received later than 19 days before start of the conference.
    Participant Fee (in CHF)
    First and Last Name


    Bank Transfer:

    IBAN: CH49 0025 4254 L024 6142 0

    BIC (Swift): UBSWCHZH90A

    Account Number: 254-L0246142.0

    Clearing Number: 254

    Beneficiary Name:

    oikos-Stiftung fuer Oekonomie und Oekologie

    Tigerbergstrasse 2

    9000 St. Gallen

    Beneficiary Bank:

    UBS AG

    Postfach, CH 9001 St Gallen

  • The oikos FutureLab 2013 will take place in the former depot for locomotives of St. Gallen, the so-called Lokremise, which is now a cultural space for art, cinema, theatre and dance. The Lokremise is right next to St. Gallen main train station. It‘s about a 1 hour train ride from Zurich to St. Gallen. You find a selection of photos of the venue below.

    For accommodation, there are several hotels in St. Gallen ranging from 90 to 250 CHF per person per night. Please reserve your own accommodation.

    The chapter member’s participants will stay at the Youth Hostel in St. Gallen (http://www.youthhostel.ch/de/hostels/st-gallen).

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  • FutureLab’s chapter members participants

    General Questions

    How many members from each chapter get to attend the FutureLab?

    Three would be the ideal number of members from each chapter at the FutureLab. That being said, we would strongly encourage whoever wishes to attend the FutureLab to fill in the online application. In case there is an excess of applicants from your chapter, you will be put on a waitlist and we will evaluate the application when the minimum representation criteria from each chapter has been fulfilled.

    Can alumni from my chapter attend the FutureLab?

    Yes, we strongly encourage alumni to attend. We also have a special session only for alumni.

    When can I arrive at and till what date will the hostel accommodation be provided to me?

    You can check in on 10th November and check out on the morning of 13th November.

    Am I entitled to any travel reimbursement for attending the FutureLab?

    Only presidents (or one other chapter member) who would be representing his/her respective chapter at the President’s Meeting are entitled to travel reimbursement. The conditions of the reimbursements are – 40% of travel costs (up to 70 CHF) for a European chapter representative and 60% (up to 450 CHF) for a non-European chapter representative. Please note that it is very important that you provide us will all your receipts in order to avail the reimbursement. We will try to reimburse you in cash during the FutureLab.

    I have been put on the waitlist for the FutureLab. When will I hear from you on the final outcome of my application?

    You will hear from us by 7th October 2013. In the mean time, please feel free to contact us in case you have any queries.

    How do I apply for the Impact Fair?

    Kindly register via the following link – https://oikos-international.org/programmes/conferences/futurelab/impactfairsubmission/

    The deadline for application is October 10, 2013.

    Payment Questions:

    Can I pay via credit card?

    Yes, you would be paying via Paypal. The link from where you can make the payment is given on our website.

    Can I pay via bank transfer?

    Yes, you can make the payment via bank transfer as well. Following are our account details that you’ll need:

    IBAN: CH49 0025 4254 L024 6142 0

    BIC (Swift): UBSWCHZH90A

    Account Number: 254-L0246142.0

    Clearing Number: 254

    Beneficiary Name:

    oikos-Stiftung fuer Oekonomie und Oekologie

    Tigerbergstrasse 2

    9000 St. Gallen

    Beneficiary Bank:

    UBS AG

    Postfach, CH 9001 St Gallen

    How much is 75 CHF in the currency used in my country?

    Here is a site where you can easily make the conversion – http://www.oanda.com

    What is included in the 75 CHF participation fees for the FutureLab?

    75 CHF includes admission to the conference, accommodation (check in 10.11.2013/check out 13.11.2013), transportation to and from Hostel/Conference venue and food. You are responsible for the cost and arrangement of transportation to and from the city where you are currently living.

    Logistical Questions

    How do I get to St. Gallen from Zurich airport?

    The best way would be take a train from the airport. The IC/ICN trains run very frequently and take approximately 55 minutes while costing 27 CHF from the airport to St. Gallen. For more details on the timings, please visit the following page – www.sbb.ch

    How do I get to Lokremise (the venue for the FutureLab)?

    It’s a 6-minute walk from the railway station. The route is shown on the following map.

    President’s Meeting

    During three days in St. Gallen, the oikos Presidents and the Executive Board members will have an opportunity to develop their leadership competences and reflect on them. They will also improve their understanding of oikos, learn about new topics in sustainability and acquire knowledge and skills to move their chapters forward.

    The meeting will start on Friday morning at 10 am, November 8 in St. Gallen and finish in the evening, November 10.

    Please find below the Presidents’ Meeting Programme:

    PM_programme

    General questions

    How many members from each chapter get to attend the President’s Meeting?

    We would encourage just one member from each chapter to be present at the President’s Meeting. This is because oikos covers the accommodation and living expenses for one chapter representative for the entire duration of the President’s Meeting. However, as we are not able to financially support more than one representative per chapter, other members who wish to attend would be needed to pay an additional 32 CHF per day for the hostel and 31 CHF per day for the food. Kindly get in touch with us in case you wish to have more than one representative from your chapter at the President’s Meeting.

    Will accommodation be provided to me if I arrive on the evening of 7th November?

    We will try our best to get you a couch with an oikee in St. Gallen. However, we can’t promise to get you an accommodation. Please get in touch with us at the earliest in case you plan to arrive on 7th November.

    Am I entitled to any travel reimbursement for attending the President’s Meeting and/or the FutureLab?

    Only presidents (or one other chapter member) who would be representing his/her respective chapter at the President’s Meeting are entitled to travel reimbursement. The conditions of the reimbursements are – 40% of travel costs (up to 70 CHF) for a European chapter representative and 60% (up to 450 CHF) for a non-European chapter representative. Please note that it is very important that you provide us will all your receipts in order to avail the reimbursement. We will try to reimburse you in cash during the FutureLab.

    Logistical Questions

    When can I arrive for the President’s Meeting?

    Hostel accommodation will be made available to you from the morning of 8th November for the President’s Meeting. The meeting starts at 10am.

    Till what date will hostel accommodation be provided to me?

    Those who are attending just the President’s Meet will have to vacate the hostel by the evening of 10th November and those who will be present at the FutureLab will be provided accommodation till the morning of 13th November.

    In case of any other queries, please contact Arush Chandna () or Adriana Troxler ().

Check out some great outcomes of the oikos FutureLab 2013:

Great pictures from stuermerfoto.ch

Katrin Muff’s article