Newsletter: December 2020

24 December 2020 | Newsletters

Welcome to the December edition of our newsletter! In this final newsletter of the year you can get a glimpse into what 2020 was like at oikos International. We also share the results from the Legislative Meeting last month with the new Board and sum up impressions from NexGenLead. This month we feature some activities of oikos chapters from Graz, Hong Kong, Lisbon and Vienna along with opportunities in the oikos International Working Groups. The latest oikos Alumni Portrait has taken a new format starting this month and we also announce the new cohort of the LEAP Advanced Program and oikos Academy in spring of next year. We also feature the SDG Accord Report for 2020, of which... »

Newsletter: November 2020

24 November 2020 | Newsletters

Welcome to the November edition of our newsletter! We have quite an eventful month behind us, but there’s even more going on in the oikos Community in the upcoming period. Over the last month, the NexGenLead program has taken the center stage. The event has ended, but it’s still not over – there are learning opportunities with its resources at your disposal. We also announce the winners of this year’s Case Writing Competition, along with the new oikos chapter opening. November has also seen a historic moment for oikos as we take the last steps of going fully remote. There are Chapter Days ahead bringing together oikees from around the world, followed by the Legislative Meeting where chapters... »

Newsletter: October 2020

21 October 2020 | Newsletters

Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter! This month as we’re preparing for NexGenLead – our biggest project for the year, we’re excited to share with you some amazing reading content! We’re happy to be given the chance to contribute to a Financial Times article covering changes currently happening in higher education. Get to know more about oikos and get a better understanding of our definition of sustainability which also defines what we do in the latest oikos publication. In this edition we also kick off the new Alumni Impact segment where oikos Alumni share their inspiring stories. Along with that,  we’re happy share the news from our partners network with a Positive Impact Rating announcement, along... »

Defining Sustainability: oikos’ understanding of sustainability & sustainable development

14 October 2020

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? This publication outlines some answers that manifest our standpoint from a scientific perspective. It focuses on our theory of change and an understanding of sustainability that is rooted in a systemic perspective. 8 principles are at the core of this action-oriented definition, which allows us to sustainably move ahead with all we do and how we work. Authors: Sophie Charrois, Luisa Puetz, J. Christopher Proctor, Jyoti Hooda, Nicolás Águila Click here to read the full publication.... »

Newsletter: September 2020

25 September 2020 | Newsletters

Welcome to the September edition of our newsletter! This month we take a look at the successful oikos International events over summer like oikos In Residence and St. Gallen Unconference. We also plan for the semester ahead, welcoming new Working Groups members,not to forget that the applications for the positions of vice presidents is open, and will be voted upon in November, to get our new board joining by the end of the year. To top it off – we share with you some exciting upcoming events from the oikos community and our partners. An important date is coming up soon as we announce NexGenLead – the upcoming program organized in collaboration with Swissnex Brazil.... »