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Join our team: We are looking for a Communications Manager

13 October 2019 | General

We are looking for an avid writer and sustainability-driven person to join the oikos International Management Team as a Communications Manager. Responsibilities include management of the following: Program and Event Communication: Ensuring that all the important information about oikos programs, events, and processes is streamlined effectively to all target groups. This includes preparing blogs, articles and sometimes reports about oikos activities. Outreach: Taking the lead on (re)presenting oikos in media and contributing to journal articles or books on behalf of oikos. oikos Newsletter, Website, and Social Media: Preparing, editing and sending out the oikos monthly newsletter, updating the oikos social media and website, including uploading and proofreading new materials. Grant Proposals: Assisting the oikos management team in the... »

Join our team: We are looking for a Leadership and Sustainability Fellow

27 September 2019 | Join Us, News

A collaboration between oikos and swissnex and sponsored by Movetia, the Leadership and Sustainability Fellowship, aims to gather international students and academics to foster innovation in sustainable management and leadership education, through the oikos-designed “Students Creating Curriculum for Sustainability” project. oikos is us. We are an international, student-led non-profit organization for sustainability in economics and management. Founded in 1987 in Switzerland, we empower student change agents worldwide to embed sustainability in academia and from there into day-to-day business, government, and personal activities. Our programs integrate environmental and social perspectives in economics and management education and equip our members with the necessary tools to become today and tomorrow’s responsible leaders. swissnex Brazil, our new partner, is a platform for the exchange of knowledge... »

oikos Newsletter September 2019

16 September 2019 | Newsletters

As we all slowly return to our daily tasks after summer breaks and vacations, we bring you the news about forthcoming oikos opportunities. We hope to get you inspired to take action for a more just and sustainable world. Get involved and make a difference! READ THE WHOLE NEWSLETTER HERE... »

Assistant to the oikos International President

09 September 2019 | Join Us

We are looking for an independent, flexible, and resourceful oikos member who is eager to get international experience and has time to volunteer and assist the oikos International President in day-to-day tasks to ensure the smooth running of the organization.  Responsibilities include management of the following: Information: Reviewing, prioritizing and distributing email inquiries; forward emails to other responsible people in the team, draft and circulate new emails.  Meetings and Calendars: Help with meeting preparations and follow up such as creating agendas, updating project materials with attention to detail and accuracy; calendar coordination; track messages on Podio and elsewhere and follow up. Communication: Maintain the oikos International President’s social media accounts and keep it up to date. Operations: ad... »

30 seconds with the LEAP Advanced Cohort 2018/2019

04 September 2019 | News

We spend years in classrooms studying facts and complicated theories, but one thing we are never taught is how to have a fulfilling life. Our Leadership Development Program – LEAP bridges the gap. It challenges participants to reflect on their inner selves and inspires action. In the September edition of our “30 seconds with” segment, some of our LEAP Advanced 2018/2019 shared their thoughts about the program and described the impact it had on their lives. Hannah Muther, oikos Graz “Before I started my studies in Graz I did not consider myself a balanced person. Not that I am perfectly balanced now, but I live much more in harmony and peace with myself. Yet, getting where I am... »

LEAP Advanced: At the outset of a life long journey

19 August 2019 | News

The LEAP Advanced is a training program designed to empower and educate better leaders for a sustainable tomorrow. Applications for the Advanced Cohort 2019/2020 are now open. In this brief article, LEAP advanced participants Gregory Vrient and Katharina Buiten describe their LEAP journey and insights on leadership. Our journey spanned across 9 months and included monthly webinars, peer-to-peer and individual coaching calls. While the webinars provided theoretical knowledge on leadership, coaching calls and three written reflections help the participants develop their practical skills through discussions and exercises. An unforgettable part of the program are on-site meetings, where the participants from across the globe gather together. This year, Leysin (Switzerland) and Belgrade (Serbia) were chosen as destination points of the... »

oikos Newsletter August 2019

12 August 2019 | Newsletters

Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter! Today, we celebrate World Youth Day, and in that the incredible potential of youth to be change-makers that the world desperately needs today. On this warm August day, we want to share information on our upcoming projects, get you inspired and offer opportunities for engaging with the youth for a greater sustainable impact. Read through our newsletter to learn about the FutureLab, oikos Leadership Program – LEAP, alumni Unconference in St.Gallen and more. READ THE WHOLE NEWSLETTER HERE... »

30 seconds with Carlos Vargas

05 August 2019 | News

This month, we ask you to take 30 seconds to meet Carlos Vargas, former oikos PhD fellow in Sustainable Finance (2017). During his time at oikos, Carlos was also responsible for running the oikos Case Writing Competition and was involved in other programs such as the PhD Academy and the Future Lab. Today, Carlos is a professor of Finance at EGADE Business School at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. He also teaches at Harvard Summer and Extension Schools.  In this brief letter, Carlos reminisces his oikos experience and discusses his insights on sustainable finance. In 2015, when I was planning to start my PhD in 2015, I found out about oikos while looking for Case Studies on Sustainable... »

Apply for the oikos Board 2019/20

29 July 2019 | Join Us

oikos seeks  a strategic-minded team from a pool of passionate oikos members and alumni  who are ready to change the world and strengthen our community. Do you want to develop your leadership skills in a truly global context while embarking on the journey of a student-led, international non-profit organisation working towards a more sustainable system? Apply today to become Vice President (VP) of oikos International! Desired experiences/skills Active oikos member  or recent Alumni  A minimum of one academic term (4 months) of experience at oikos at any level Fluency in English (written and spoken) General Opportunities and Benefits Co-create & shape strategies & vision of oikos, help to guide the organization and reflect on the outcomes at the... »

Solving Sustainability Crisis in the Commercial World: oikos Hong Kong hosts the Sustainability Impact Case Competition

23 July 2019 | News

Inspired by the students’ passion for learning through case competitions in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), oikos Hong Kong decided to organize a Case Competition to promote sustainability concepts in the university. The team aimed to introduce the concept of sustainability consciousness as well as to enrich an individual’s experience and awareness of sustainable development. They started by brainstorming ideas to solve sustainability issues in a multinational corporation! Anatomy of the project Goal: The goal of oikos Hong Kong’s undertaking was to raise students’ awareness about sustainability issues in the commercial world. They also sought to strengthen action competence for sustainable development among tomorrow’s decision-makers. In oikos Hong Kong Sustainability Impact Case Competition 2019,... »