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oikos Newsletter June 2019

14 June 2019 | Newsletters

Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter! This summer oikos will open the door to new opportunities: apply to our flagship program FutureLab 2019 or join the Case Students Committee to select winners of the oikos Case Writing Competition. But before, take a look at the oikos impact around the globe and learn what our community has been up to in the preceding month. Read the whole newsletter here.... »

30 seconds with Fabienne Zbinden

11 June 2019 | News

This June, take 30 seconds to meet Fabienne Zbinden, an amazing participant from our workshop at Helvetia. Fabienne is a trainee at Helvetia and after the workshop decided to engage with oikos in order to learn more about the organization and contribute to our vision and mission.  I became aware of oikos through a workshop on sustainability during my trainee program at Helvetia. Adriana Troxler, oikos Program Manager, conducted the workshop together with Kristina Nyzell, an expert on sustainability in the economy. Adriana introduced us to oikos, the LEAP program, and her work at the organization – I was immediately thrilled! Out of a number of workshops I have attended so far, this workshop definitely stood out. I learned... »

Inspiration Day: oikos and DisruptivePlay teamed up to discuss leadership and sustainability with young Helvetia employees

06 June 2019 | News

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….          oikos and DisruptivePlay came together on 17th April 2019 to organize a workshop for trainees, interns and working students at Helvetia, one of the leading insurance companies in Switzerland, that has supported oikos for over two decades now. We exchanged ideas, built towers and, above all, learned more about our values and identity. We,  furthermore, discussed how our actions could aid a broader societal purpose, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and create a more just and sustainable world. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. The room was filled with a soothing voice of Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator as the images of peculiar children and outstanding humans who have disrupted the... »

FutureLab 2019

02 June 2019 | Featured

In 2019, our flagship conference oikos FutureLab will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 1st and 2nd November . The theme for this year’s event is “Acting together for sustainability”.... »

Alumni Debate: Discussing the classroom and work experiences in management for a sustainable future

17 May 2019 | News

A deep reflection on management for a sustainable future is critical as a new generation is entering a turbulent world of work with an ever-increasing need for sustainability-oriented decision-makers. The higher education system should spearhead this reflection, as it prepares students to become managers and leaders of tomorrow.  At the same time, universities and business schools undoubtedly should engage with different stakeholders that can inform and support higher education institutions to better equip young people to meet the needs of sustainability in their day-to-day work environment. We wanted to reach out to young professionals in order to understand their needs and learn about their views on the role of higher education in bridging the gap between sustainable and... »

oikos Newsletter May 2019

15 May 2019 | Newsletters

The May edition of our newsletter is here. Learn about our global alumni contest, meet people who are working on the FutureLab 2019, get to know our exceptional member Paula Heeß and alumnus William Barrault. Read how oikos Cologne welcomed over 600 students to a discussion with Yanis Varoufakis, economist and former finance minister of Greece, and watch LEAP webinar on leadership featuring Mark Wade, oikos advisor and leading expert of sustainability. Check out the whole newsletter here... »

Global Contest: Design the alumni network of your dreams

13 May 2019 | News

What is the Alumni Global Contest? It’s a global, inclusive and collaborative contest where every member of our community can participate and create a vision of the alumni network. Upload your vision for the network and let the oikos community decide on the winners. oikos will cover FutureLab participation fee for the winners of the competition. Follow us on our facebook & Linkedin page for regular updates! Also check our oikos Alumni Facebook & Linkedin group Not a fan of social media ? Register a personal call with *protected email* oikos VP of alumni network, to get more info! Background information oikos has a long (hi)story: it’s 32 years old now. Throughout the years, oikos has changed a lot, and... »

30 seconds with Paula Heeß

02 May 2019 | News

Take 30 seconds to meet Paula Heeß, an amazing oikee from oikos Bayreuth, Germany. For over two years now, she has contributed to the work of our organization at local and international levels. She is a busy bee at oikos working as a member of the oikos Re-Structuring Working Group, FutureLab 2019 organizer, LEAP coach, and regional volunteer. She is a spirited, understanding and an all-around great person. I first heard of oikos in 2016 when an oikos St. Gallen alumnus recommended the organization to me after he learned that I would study in Bayreuth. I was very curious about oikos since it had an interface with my business studies but also brought a new aspect to it.... »

oikos Newsletter April 2019

16 April 2019 | Newsletters

The April edition of our newsletter is here. You can explore different opportunities to engage in our community and learn what our community has been up to in the preceding month. Read the whole newsletter here... »

oikos Roundtable: Discussing economics curriculum for a sustainable future

15 April 2019 | News

Calls for reform in economics have intensified significantly in recent years. The financial crisis highlighted the risks of relying on a narrow set of neoclassical economic models and amplified demands for a more diverse approach to teaching and research in the field. Growing challenges to sustainable prosperity add further urgency to the need to shift. Rising inequality and environmental threats are cases in point. The need for change is further amplified by the economic story that shapes our lives. In the words of F. S. Michaels  “In these early decades of the twenty-first century, the master story is economic: economic beliefs, values and assumptions are shaping how we think, feel and act”. On 28th March 2019, oikos organized... »