Do you want to be at the heart of the biggest conference on sustainable cities in Europe? Join Urban Future Global Conference this June 21-23 in Stuttgart as a volunteer!
Our partner @Urban Future. invites oikees to apply for a volunteer and get a unique chance to meet amazing urban changemakers, get inspiration and all the insights in sustainable cities. Join the working team on at least one day – then enjoy two days of free access to all of UF23.
But don’t forget about a discounted student ticket if you want to get a full experience and become one of the 2500 delegates from all over the world. Last year, a delegation of five oikees went to the Urban Future Conference in Helsingbourg and there faces say it all.
After a successful first edition, Plural Economics Zürich are organizing another summer school for all people interested in learning more about pluralist economics. The aim is to introduce different schools of thought within the topics of climate, finance and inequality, opening up new perspectives in economic thinking, and outlining solutions to economic crises.
This summer school is designed to appeal to all people from all disciplines, no matter the prior knowledge of (heterodox) economics. The goal is to spark or expand critical thinking generally and with regards to neoclassical economics and the ensuing economic policies. All essential concepts will be worked out in adequate formats embedded into our summer school. Speakers and peers will bring you an in-depth perspective into their research. You will be given the space to create your own ideas and projects moving forward.
The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) is an open partnership between several United Nations entities and the higher education community launched in the lead-up to the Rio+20 Conference in 2012. It is currently chaired by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Sulitest Association – a non-profit organization and online platform aimed at improving sustainability literacy for all. Other UN partners include UNESCO, UN Environment Programme, UN Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative, UN University, UN-HABITAT, UNCTAD, UNITAR, and UN Office for Partnerships.Through its strong association with the United Nations, HESI aims to provide higher education with an interface between higher education, science, and policy making by raising the profile of higher education’s sector in supporting sustainable development, convening multi-stakeholder discussions and action, and sharing best practices.
HESI+10 Global Forum, 6 July 2022
Each year, HESI organizes a global forum as a special event to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – UN’s main platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level – to highlight the critical role of higher education in achieving sustainable development.The HESI+10 Global Forum, which will be held on 6 July 2022 as a virtual event, will place a particular focus on deepening the understanding of the challenges and opportunities the higher education community can play in building back better from the COVID-19 while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in line with the theme of HLPF in 2022.
PRME Global Students (PGS) is a youth-led global network for creative collaboration and collective action that connects, empowers, and creates value for 300+ sustainability-oriented student organizations worldwide.
On 14 June 2022, the PGS Summit 2022 will gather worldwide young leaders and youth agency enthusiasts from academia, private, non-profit, and public sectors to discuss today’s most relevant and pressing challenges to our planet and society and build solutions for the betterment of tomorrow. This Inaugural year’s theme is: Pass on the voice of youth, light the future of responsible management
Registration is complimentary for ALL The PGS Summit 2022 aims to consolidate itself as a global arena for the purposeful exchange of local, regional, and international experiences in addressing sustainability and responsible management education with a particular focus on youth protagonism in various global issues. Don’t miss the first annual convening of the PGS community, where you can:
Discuss cutting-edge knowledge on sustainability and responsible management
Discover impactful initiatives led by students and youth leaders worldwide
Connect with activists, entrepreneurs, scholars, policymakers, and business leaders committed to driving systemic changeThe PGS Summit’s programming will be covered across Eastern and Western Hemisphere sessions to serve our global community.
It is our sincere hope that you will join us as we celebrate the achievements of youth in our network at the PGS Annual Summit 2022. If you have any questions regarding the PGS Summit, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us spread the word about the PGS Summit 2022 to your colleagues and students. Besides forwarding this email widely to invite your networks to join us, you can find a social media toolkit for the event HERE to help you or your comms team promote the Summit through personal or institutional profiles. Please note, the event is COMPLIMENTARY for all, regardless of PRME membership or status! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for further updates! Thanks in advance for your help! Warm Regards, PRME Global Students
As June nears, we’re counting down the days until we get to see our community represented at exciting events!
On 2 June Stephen Snider, the Sustainable Finance Lead of oikos International will join the Look to the future: positive impact towards 2030 session at the PIR 2022: Global Deans PositiveImpact Summit in New York, creating a new vision for business schools and develop positive impact-related commitments.
The next day on 3 June the oikos International Co-president Sophie Charrois will join Thomas Dyllick at the launch of the Positive Impact Rating 2022 Edition results at the 2022 Virtual PRME Global Forum. The online event hosted by UN PRME is still open for registrations. You can learn more about it and register at the event page.
The HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT 2022 focuses on research- and practice-related issues to realize an economy that strives for a safe and just world for everyone, within our planetary boundaries. This international conference is the place to be for anyone who wants to be a changemaker in the field of transformative learning for sustainable development within higher education!
From 6-8 September 2022, Hasselt University will open its doors for a three-day physical conference in Belgium. Take your diary and mark the dates in the color of your favorite doughnut! Be prepared for a summit full of interesting plenary sessions, keynotes, interactive workshops, inspiring talks, onsite excursions, lots of networking opportunities and much more! Have a look at the program and register here.
Our friends at Plural Economics Zurich are organising a Summer school on ecological and feminist economics.
The summer school is taking place from August 28 to September 3 in Beatenberg, in the canton of Berne. It is meant for people who study economics as a major or minor on the bachelor, master or PhD level. The aims of this summer school are 3-fold: First of all, we would like to offer students the ecological and feminist perspectives on economics on a beginners and advanced level. We were already able to gain Irmi Seidl and Julia Steinberger as speakers for ecological economics. Secondly, it will be discussed what pluralism in economics means and why it is important. In workshops which are prepared by our group in Zurich we will further discuss an overview of the history of different theories and the politics behind pluralism. Thirdly, we want to start developing projects during the summer school which are meant to be implemented after the summer school so the rethinking economics movement in Switzerland can gain new activists and grow.
Learn more about Plural Economics Zurich and the project here.
Inspire and motivate your team, management and students to do more!
The International Green Gown Awards, in partnership with Allianz Global Investors, and supported by UN Environment, recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges around the globe. The Awards cover all aspects of educational institutions – from their teaching and research, leadership, buildings and food to how students can benefit the quality of life in the communities around them. The Awards provide the sector with benchmarks for excellence and are respected by Governments, funding councils, senior management, academics and students.
There are six categories institutions can apply to:
Our friends from Rethinking Economics are hiring at two positions – Senior Operations Manager & International Gathering Organiser.
Senior Operations Manager
There is an exciting opportunity to join the RE International staff team as Senior Operations Manager! The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional who can take the lead on implementing the RE anti-oppression strategy and its recommendations, while also working with the team to best identify how to best work together efficiently, safely and effectively. They will have a good understanding of UK HR, employment and recruitment law and good practice. They will also have experience of monitoring evaluation and project and organisational management for small organisations. The candidate needs to be UK based.
The second exciting opportunity to join the RE staff team is as the International Gathering Organiser!
RE have organised one International Gathering in 2018 where they brought together their movement of economics and related subject students to think about strategy and develop a sense of community. The International Gathering that the successful candidate will organise will be modelled on this event. As well as planning it, they will help to deliver the sessions to 70 attendees in Paris and possibly one other location, with the support of the staff team.
RE will be accepting candidates from the UK, Germany and candidates based in Johannesburg, South Africa.