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Project Evaluation: What do you need to consider?

06 March 2019 | News

Project evaluation is an integral part of project management. Often, it is associated with the final stages of a project, but in reality, from the very moment you start thinking and developing a project idea, you also constantly evaluate it. If you and your team develop excellent project management skills, you might not need to have project evaluation as a separate process, but excelling at project management is only possible if evaluation is enshrined in its every aspect. Definition Evaluation is the systematic and objective assessment of an ongoing or completed project, program or policy, its design, implementation, and results. Why is evaluation important? Evaluation helps get better project results: Progress review and evaluation tools make deadlocks, overruns,... »

Driving change at universities: oikos Reutlingen gets rid off disposable cups on their campus

21 February 2019 | News

Get inspired by this amazing story from oikos Reutlingen, where our passionate oikos members fought and won to permanently ban the use of disposable cups on their campus. Learn from their experience and create a disposable-cup free zone at your university. Everyone can be a part of the change towards a more just and sustainable future – start by saying no to disposable cups! Anatomy of the project Goal: The goal of oikos Reutlingen’s undertaking was simple to ban non-reusable cups at the Reutlinger campus. The road to accomplishing the goals was not simple, but they were determined and started their campaign by raising awareness on how much waste is generated through the students’ weekly coffee consumption. The... »

oikos Newsletter February 2019

12 February 2019 | Newsletters

Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter! We bring forth the most interesting updates from our community and encourage you to immerse in the oikos experience by participating in our programs and events: Apply to the oikos Winter School 2019! Submit your case on sustainability to the oikos Case Writing Competition! Join the FutureLab 2019 organizing team! In this edition, you can learn about events organized by our chapters in New York, USA and Leipzig, Germany. Meet Stefano Ramelli, who has recently completed his fellowship with us and looks back at his oikos journey in the “30 seconds with” segment. Finally, read a UN Global Compact Report on Business School Rankings for the 21st Century prepared, among... »

oikos Annual Report 2018

07 February 2019 | Featured

We are excited to present the oikos Annual Report 2018. The report outlines our main activities and achievements in the preceding year and provides a brief overview of our plans in 2019. Read the whole report here... »

oikos Guide to Pluralist Economics translated to Italian

07 February 2019 | News | Economics, Education

We are proud to announce that our oikos guide to pluralist economics is now available in Italian thanks to the hard work of the members of Rethinking Economics Italia. The guide introduces readers to the wonderful world of pluralist economics, which envisions an economics where a diverse set of theories and methods are taught to students in the undergraduate education. It is a great tool for self or group study, and is used in an interactive workshop that helps students get into the shoes of different types of economists. The guide was created last year by J.Christopher Proctor in his role as the oikos Associate. The translation was done by the members of Rethinking Economics Padova and Torino.... »

30 seconds with Stefano Ramelli

05 February 2019 | News

Stefano Ramelli has been with oikos since 2016 when he became a PhD fellow at the Department of Banking and Finance of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. As his fellowship came to the end in January 2019, Stefano looked back at his oikos journey in this thoughtful letter. Before moving to Zurich in January 2016, I was working in Milan — my hometown — in the field of sustainable finance. It is a very interesting industry, but after a few years of happy professional activity, I started feeling the need for a new challenge, of a more thoughtful and critical understanding of the complex links between finance, our society and the environment. At that time, I had also... »

Business School Rankings for the 21st Century Report Launches Today

23 January 2019 | News

Davos, Switzerland – A new report on business school rankings is being simultaneously launched in Davos and Shanghai, with business school deans to discuss the report in Davos on January 23. The report, published under the aegis of the UN Global Compact and with the support of Aviva Investors gives an overview of the current state of the business school rankings and suggests possible changes to help align business school education with the needs of the 21st century. Business school rankings are produced by organisations such as the Financial Times, the Economist, US News, Business Week, and Forbes. These rankings strongly influence business schools, which in turn influence their students: the next generation of decision-makers. However, these rankings... »

oikos Newsletter January 2019

10 January 2019 | Newsletters

Happy New Year! Every beginning is full of new opportunities and challenges. At oikos, we believe, in 2019 together with our chapter members, alumni, faculty and partners, we can seize new possibilities for sustainability in economics and management education, and advocate more vigorously for a responsible, ethical and environmentally conscious leadership. You can start having influence in the field of sustainability today! Submit your case on sustainability to oikos Case Writing Competition! Apply to the oikos Spring Meeting 2019! Apply to the oikos Winter School 2019! Join oikos Working Group on Marketing and Communications!  In this edition of our newsletter, you can also read about oikos Asia Meet 2018 in Kolkata, India and learn about a brand new... »

30 seconds with oikos Suzhou

07 January 2019 | News

 In January, we welcome Haoyue Zheng and Adit Rastogi of oikos Suzhou to our monthly segment. They shared how oikos Suzhou came to life, what sustainability challenges are prevalent in their region and how their oikos chapter tackles existing problems.  Haoyue Zheng, President, oikos Suzhou “Doing well by doing good” – I heard these words from my professor. It made me wonder if  businesses today follows this message, so I started investigating more about sustainability issues. During this time, I realized that profit should not be the only goal for corporations to chase after. I learned about companies that give back to society because of their internal moral and ethical convictions, then there are those that have faced... »

oikos Asia Meet 2018 in Kolkata: towards a sustainable future

20 December 2018 | News

oikos Kolkata organized the annual Asia Meet with a single objective to keep the topic of sustainability alive among students and push them towards thinking on the sustainable future. With this view in mind, all the events centered around discussing and putting forward ideas for a better future – be it the National Case Competition or the Sustainable Marketing Competition, where participants solved real-world problems to address the issue of sustainability in business or the Pitch Your Idea event that aimed to bring together foreign exchange students from IIM Calcutta to share their views on a sustainable future. The Design thinking workshop was organized to promote social entrepreneurship among students and welcomed over 60 participants. A former World... »