Former oikos Presidents shared their Perspectives on oikos Experience

14 February 2018 | News

As the deadline for applications to become the next oikos President is looming closer each day, the former oikos Presidents, Kate Negacz, Lenka Parkánová and Anita Negri, shared thoughts on their time  at oikos. They described what being the oikos President entails and discussed how this experienced shaped their career. Kate Negacz, oikos President 2009 One of the most exciting parts of oikos presidency is meeting great people. They have inspiring ideas on new startups in India or Switzerland, want to help a local community in Austria and Kenya or just see some issues out of the box. You learn that sustainability comes in different shapes and sizes and there is no one solution fits all. You work with an... »

oikos Guide to Pluralist Economics

09 February 2018 | News | Economics, Education

Pluralist economics is the idea that the best way to understand the economy is to study a large number of competing theories. If you’ve studied economics in the past, this might sound like a pretty foreign concept. Economics is often taught as if it is a hard science, with strict rules that need to be followed if one is to come to the correct answer. Pluralist economists disagree with this vision of economics. Instead, they think that listening to and respecting a diverse set of voices is a sign of strength, not weakness. This guide was created by oikos associate J.Christopher Proctor to give people a quick introduction to pluralist economics. For questions about pluralism, or to host a workshop... »

oikos Newsletter February 2018

08 February 2018 | Newsletters

February will be a busy month in the oikos community! We will kick off the oikos Asia Meet 2018 on February 9, so keep an eye on oikos Jamshedpur page,  watch lifestreams from the event and do not miss out on mind-boggling sessions. Visit oikos web-page to learn about upcoming events from oikos chapters and discover interesting oikos workshops or seminars in your area. In this February edition of the oikos newsletter read about the oikos LEAP webinar on Strategy, where over 70 oikees discussed the oikos strategic priorities for 2020. In addition, learn about a series of workshops on Pluralist Economics led by oikos Associate J. Christopher Proctor.  In the remainder of the February, he will hold... »

oikos LEAP webinar on Strategy

26 January 2018 | News

The oikos Executive Board presented oikos strategy 2018-20 during the LEAP webinar on January 22, 2018. The objective of the meeting was to share insights and perspective on the strategy, as well as to identify ways of translating the global strategy for the local level. Over 70 participants from the oikos local chapters attended the meeting and discussed the organization’s strategic priorities for 2020. They reaffirmed oikos vision to transform economics and management education for a sustainable world through empowered students and discussed the chapters’ role in the process. In addition, oikos Board of Trustees Gary Steel and Mark Wade spoke about strategy and its importance for organizations and their programs. Gary Steel emphasized the need to communicate about... »

oikos Newsletter January 2018

08 January 2018 | Newsletters

Happy New Year!  Every year is full of new possibilities and we hope to create opportunities in sustainability education and leadership thanks to your engagement and commitment to oikos vision, mission and activities. We kick off the year by presenting the oikos Strategy for 2018-2020 at the LEAP webinar on January 22, 2018. All the oikos members will be able to join the webinar after registration. Meanwhile, oikos chapters are working tirelessly to organize  invigorating and productive events for youngsters in oikos community and beyond. This year oikos Jamshedpur will host oikos Asia Meet in India,  while oikos Witten will gather youth for the 11th Winter School in Germany. oikos Barcelona is working hard to welcome participants on... »

Knowledge Exchange Expedition in India

20 December 2017 | News

The Knowledge Exchange Expedition, spread over a period of 9 months (mid-October 2017 to mid-July 2018), aims to foster exchanges between the perspectives of emerging countries (India in particular) and the mindset of developed countries regarding sustainability, mainly in economics and management (academia and business). It is a collaborative project driven by oikos and swissnex India thanks to the financial support of Mercator foundation. This Expedition gathers and strengthens the entire oikos community internationally and regionally (India): students, faculty members, alumni are all involved! Find out about the specific goals of this unique expedition: Knowledge Exchange Presentation ; Meet Clementine from oikos Follow the Expedition on oikos social media via #KEE, #ShareKnowledge, #IndiaMatters For any request, please contact Clementine... »

oikos Newsletter December 2017

08 December 2017 | Newsletters

This year marked the 30th anniversary of oikos. We hosted a range of important events, discussions, meetings, conferences, LEAP, FutureLab 2017, and Alumni events to tackle the challenges in the field of sustainability and sustainability leadership. We have a 30-year history and many accomplishments to be proud of! As we move towards 2018, we have several challenges up ahead and many changes to implement. As always, we look forward to your commitment and involvement in the oikos community as we move forward to yet another year of making oikos history together. In this Newsletter, we share updates on the numerous oikos activities worldwide. You can read about the Francophone Meeting that gathered the French-speaking chapters of Lille, Brussels... »

Francophone Meeting 2017 in Reims

07 December 2017 | News

This year, oikos Reims celebrates its 10 years. In this occasion, a regional meeting was organized in Reims ( France ) in November 17th, 18th and 19th allowing to gather the various French-speaking chapters of oikos (Lille, Brussels and Lausanne ) as well as its alumni and members of oikos international (plus a special guest who wanted to learn French: Florian Repper from oikos Cologne ). During this weekend the participants discovered the theme of the Bioeconomy during conferences and workshops. We had the honor to have by our side Nicolas Béfort, engineer of Bioeconomy, Antoine Yvonnet, store manager of Symbiose in Reims, and Simon Dobosz, an entrepreneur in Eco-printing, to direct us on this concept and deepen our... »

The Fundamental State of Leadership: Inspiring oikees to Make a Positive Impact

07 December 2017 | News

Professor Robert E. Quinn and almost 30 participants from the oikos LEAP Advanced Track were brought together on December 1, 2017, for the first webinar session of the season. oikees scattered around the world–from countries as far ranging as India, USA, and Azerbaijan–had an opportunity to learn about the Fundamental State of Leadership. Professor Quinn  joined the oikos webinar for a third time to discuss the importance of transitioning oneself from a normal state to the fundamental state of leadership in order to have influence and become a positive force. According to Professor Quinn, to achieve this goal one has to find their purpose in life. Finding an answer to 4 important questions is crucial on this journey... »

oikos Newsletter November 2017

08 November 2017 | Newsletters

As most of you know by now, we celebrated the oikos 30th Anniversary in St. Gallen, Switzerland! We were extremely delighted and excited to share this happy ocassion with the many of you who traveled from different corners of the world to attend the LEAP Meeting, FutureLab, oikos St. Gallen Conference, and Alumni Day. This is a double issue of the Newsletter since we are including the news of the past two months, and there was a lot happening in that time! In this Newsletter you can read about the 30th Anniversary events as well as the University of St.Gallen’s President Statement to congratulate us for three decades of commitment to sustainability in economics and management education. You can also find... »