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oikos Newsletter September 2018

14 September 2018 | Newsletters

The fall is here, and there is just over a month left before the oikos community will get together in Switzerland to attend the LEAP Meeting and the oikos FutureLab 2018. Applications for both programs are now closed, and applicants will soon hear about the organizing teams’ decisions. Meanwhile, read the September edition of our newsletter to learn about the CEE Meeting held in Warsaw from 6th to 9th of September and get ready for the Francophone Meeting in Lausanne. This month, the LEAP Advanced class 2017/2018 summarized their LEAP journey and explained what being a part of the program meant for them. In the “30 seconds with…” segment meet Eva Späte. She is a former president of... »

Exploring Sustainable Leadership – CEE Meeting in Warsaw

13 September 2018 | News

“Sustainable Leadership: Environmental Protection Challenges” was the topic at the seventh Central and Eastern European Regional Meeting that took place in Warsaw from 6th to 9th of September. oikos members from 9 countries had a chance to discuss the subject and meet leading players of the Polish sustainability landscape. The participants explored themes like slow fashion and sustainable consumption, fair electronics, sustainable urbanization, socially responsible investments, and Zero Waste. They received insights into each of these domains from leading practitioners and fervent advocates for the change towards sustainability. The oikees learned about an ambitious plan of the Institute for eco-development that details their vision for transforming the city of Warsaw and explored responsible investing ideas in the Polish... »

LEAP: The perks of the self-development journey

10 September 2018 | News

In October 2017 over 30 oikos LEAP Advanced participants came together, for the first time, in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. From that moment on, they embarked on a journey, that aimed to develop purpose-driven, just and sustainable leaders. Fast forward 9 months, and in July, 2018 the Advanced participants bid farewell to the program. During this time, the LEAPers discovered their leadership potential and came closer to understanding their values and purpose in life. They bonded and sprung lifelong friendships with people who mere months ago were strangers to them. On-site meetings The intense but fulfilling on-site meetings were the most demanding part of the LEAP. The participants were challenged to leave their comfort zones, understand life experiences that shaped their character... »

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10 September 2018

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LEAP Advanced: What should you know if you could not make it to the LEAP Information Call

15 August 2018 | News

On August 13, oikos LEAP project coordinator, coaches and prospective students came together for the LEAP Information Call. oikees had a chance to learn about the program and ask questions about activities and required commitments. But if you could not make it to the call, do not worry, we tried to compile the key takeaways from the call in this article. Keep in mind that the application deadline for participants who require visa is August 19, 2018. Regular deadline is September 9, 2018. Apply here. First meet our great LEAP coaches, former LEAP Advanced participants who shared their insights about the program: [Click on the photo to read the insights] Review the FAQ. If you have any further... »

oikos Newsletter August 2018

09 August 2018 | Newsletters

Welcome to our newsletter! Amid the summer heatwaves, let us tell you what oikos community has been up to embed sustainability into our education and practices. In this August edition of our newsletter, learn about upcoming LEAP information call and read about Edutopia Summer Academy powered by oikos Vienna 2018. In the alumni segment of the newsletter we introduce Moritz Schwarz, oikos London alumnus who reminisced his time at oikos and told us about his career in sustainability . In the “30 seconds with…” segment meet Katrine Tirsgaard Mortensen from oikos Copenhagen, who reflected on her oikos experience and on the importance of knowledge exchange between people from different parts of the world. Do not forget to register for... »

oikos Newsletter July 2018

11 July 2018 | Newsletters

Welcome to our newsletter! We hope for many of you the university exam fever is over and you are ready to leave offices for a well-deserved vacation. Meanwhile, let us provide some updates on the oikos community. In the July edition of our newsletter, you can read about a program of the upcoming oikos FutureLab 2018. This year, the FutureLab will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 26 to 27 October.  You can also learn about the LEAP Meeting 2018, that will welcome over 60 participants in Leysin, Switzerland from 19 to 25 October. We also share with you our perspectives on cross cultural management and an insightful oikos Guide to Pluralist Economics. In the “30 seconds with…”... »

oikos and Cross Cultural Management: Embracing differences and enjoying similarities

10 July 2018 | News

The world has shrunk immensely over the last few decades. As the access to mobility grows and connecting becomes easier, our offices are being filled with lively conversations held in the multitude of different languages, and our lunch breaks are lightened up with anecdotes encountered during business trips to the remote places of the world. But beyond this euphoria, we face a number of underlying challenges: experiencing new cultures might be intimidating, our skills of dealing with diverse groups fragile and our understanding of different cultures may be biased. Addressing these challenges becomes ever more important for organizations such as oikos, that gathers over 1200 members from 50 cities and 24 countries. The concept of Cross Cultural Management... »

oikos Newsletter June 2018

11 June 2018 | Newsletters

Welcome to our newsletter! We are delighted to announce that applications for the oikos FutureLab 2018, as well as for the oikos leadership program – LEAP are now open. We encourage our members and alumni to apply until September 9th, 2018. We are also proud to reveal the winners of the 2018 oikos Case writing competition and would like to invite you to review inspection copies of our winning and runner-up cases here. In the June edition of our newsletter, you can read about our webinars on Cross Cultural Management and on Creating Behavior that Lasts. We also share with you oikos Guide to Pluralist Economics and insights from the Knowledge Exchange Expedition. In the alumni part of... »

Candy Crush? Aligning Health, Business and Pleasure in the Chocolate Industry

07 June 2018 | Cases | Marketing

Abstract: After winning important battles against soda, governments and health activists are targeting chocolate bars because of their high sugar content, and some, like the UK government in 2017, have set strict targets on the amount of sugar and calories that can be contained in each chocolate bar. In addition to stricter regulation, large incumbent chocolate makers like Nestlé, Mars, Hershey, Cadbury, and Ferrero must manage evolving consumer tastes as well as new competition from healthier bars and snacks. How they respond can significantly impact public health and business performance, as well as the everyday experience of eating treats. Can health, business, and pleasure ever align in the chocolate industry?... »