Pollution has become a major issue for China's growing middle class, frustrated with years of grey skies and polluted rivers, and the government is anxious to show it is addressing the problem.
Chinese authorities have charged nine people from a waste treatment facility with the dumping tens of thousands of tons of toxic waste into a section of the Yangtze River near Shanghai.
The char ... »
By Sid Perkins
It’s all fine and good to sign a climate treaty, but how do you know whether a country is keeping its word? Track it from space. Researchers have shown that observations by Earth-orbiting instruments can be used to estimate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from individual power plants. NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2; artist’s concept above), which was launched ... »
Join Oikos International New York City Chapter for a Book Launch Event of Julia M. Puaschunder's 'Global Responsible Intergenerational Leadership: A Conceptual Framework and Implementation Guidance for Intergenerational Fairness' with Vernon Arts & Sciences.
Today's grand policy d ... »
This case looks at some key challenges before Jeremy Schwartz (Schwartz), CEO of The Body Shop International Plc. (Body Shop), and its International Director of Corporate Responsibility and Campaigns, Christopher Davis (Davis), as they try to re-establish the company as a leader in ethical retail and maintain its distinct image amid tough competition and boost sales.
Body ... »
Bridge International Academy (Bridge), the world’s largest and fastest growing private school chain, is known for its radically innovative “Academy-in-a-Box” model, which is a scalable and easily replicable model that offers low cost unique solutions to the problem of quality education to children at the bottom of the pyramid. With the mission of providing ‘Knowledge ... »
Shortly after the Fukushima meltdown of 2011, the Swiss government developed an Energy Strategy 2050, aimed to build up renewable energy capacity, improve energy efficiency and phase out nuclear energy. Yet, growth in the wind sector had been disappointing. This case study examines the factors that took the wind out of sails of large wind projects in Switzerland, paying special attenti ... »
Social Responsibility in a Context of Globalization of the Markets: Comparative Study of Public Policies Articulation in the Pharmaceutical Industry of Brazil and Spain
Capitalist society faces one of its greatest challenges in the beginning of the millennium: How can sustainable social, economic and environmental development be reconciled with capitalist drivers of efficiency and generation of profits? With increasing international integration and pressure from financial markets, typical of the current neoliberal power model, it calls into question the extent to ... »
The oikos Central and Eastern European (CEE) Meeting 2016 will be hosted by oikos Bratislava, Slovakia. Further information will follow soon, stay updated here: http://oikos-international.org/events/oikos-cee-meeting-2016/ ... »
As a leader in sustainable finance in India, Yes Bank reached the milestone of mainstreaming sustainability within its core business principles with a vision of evolving as the ‘Best Quality Bank of the World in India by 2020’. The sustainable corporate performance of the bank focussed on the triple bottom-line ethos, wherein the three interlinked measurement elements — ... »
Founded in 1940, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) is a private charitable foundation endowed with John D. Rockefeller’s heritage made in the fossil fuel sector from so called “Big Oil” companies. While it is RBF’s mission to advance social change and to contribute to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world, in 2014 the fund was still invested in fossil fuels - ... »
Kenya Tea Development Agency Limited (KTDAL) follows a unique model under which small tea farmers are shareholders. By the end of 2013, it had around 560,000 such shareholders. The farmers not only get money for the tea leaves they produce but also receive a share in the profits, which means they receive a higher price per kg of tea leaves than tea farmers anywhere else in th ... »
SpringMeeting - Was macht oikos aus?
Was charakterisiert uns wirklich? Nicht jeder hat ein klares Bild was sich hinter unserem Slogan „Students for sustainability in economics and management“. Ein Zusammenschluss von Studenten mit einer gemeinsamen Zielsetzung und dem Fokus auf internationale Kommunikation und Austausch von Studenten. Wir alle teilen ein starkes Interesse an nachhal ... »
In order to achieve a sustainable growth and to respond to social pressures, firms develop their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. Corporate Governance, especially the board of directors, plays here a strategic role by integrating the environmental, social and societal objectives in the decision-making process. Based on the French case, this dissertation analyzes how corporate governan ... »
What is actually the social responsibility of business about? Is it only about the marketing activities that are becoming ever more popular? Or does it truly constitute the key component of a business strategy? Was Milton Friedman right while saying that the social responsibility of business is to increase its profits? And what did he actually mean?
We will provide answers to the ... »
Bei diesem oikos Event hatten wir Fairmondo (ehem. Fairnopoly) zu Gast:
Fairnopoly ist ein alternativer Online-Marktplatz, der sich zu fairen Grundprinzipien und konsequenter Transparenz verpflichtet. Das Besondere: Die Gründer haben ein neues Unternehmensmodell entwickelt. Die Genossenschaft 2.0. Warum diese Rechtsform nachhaltiges Wirtschaften fördert ... »
On June 21st, 2015, three oikos members traveled to New York City with a bag full of aspirations and enthousiasm. Anita Negri, Julia Weber (oikos Vienna, COMMIT Manager) and Nikolay Ivanov (oikos Copenhagen, CBS PRME), first attended the GRLI Annual Meeting (June 21st and 22nd).
On the first day of the GRLI AGM, the oikos team met with Chris Taylor, the so-called, mentor of COMMIT. C ... »
Walmart the largest company in the world by revenues as of 2014, operated on the philosophy of providing its consumers products at the lowest possible price. To achieve this, it procured goods from various parts of the world. The clothes were mostly procured from Bangladesh. Walmart and other global retailers were attracted to Bangladesh due to cheap labor and low productio ... »
The success of Apple Inc.’s products like the iPhone and the iPad made the company rely on manufacturers in Asia to produce its products at a lower cost. Since these manufacturers were not too particular about checking the origins of the minerals they used, Apple had to face accusations by activists that it was using conflict minerals in its products. These conflict mineral ... »
In July 2012 Peter Terium was named the new CEO of RWE, the biggest electricity provider in Germany. RWE has performed financially well over the previous 40 years with annual sales greater than €50bn since 2010. However, in 2014 the company had to disclose €2.8bn of net losses for the first time in its history.[i] This prompted an urgent need to change RWE’s corporate s ... »
Founded in 2007 in Portland, Oregon, Hopworks Urban Brewery is a sustainability-focused brewpub that produces certified organic beer. The State of Oregon is the second largest producer of hops, a main ingredient in beer, in the United States, and also has more craft breweries per capita than any other state. The metro area of Portland, home to over 2 million people, has over ... »
Succession at Berrett-Koehler Publishers: Institutionalizing the “BK Way” and Protecting BK Values for Future Success
Many for-profit enterprises with a strong social or environmental mission, as well as businesses with a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility, struggle with the issue of keeping their social or environmental mission alive as the companies grow larger, bring in new investors, deal with mergers and acquisitions, and change leadership. There have been many failure ... »
Na co se těšit?
Jak si vede naše civilizace v porovnání s historickými kolapsy civilizací v historii lidstva? Co naše společnosti činí špatně a co bychom naopak mohli změnit, abychom se kolapsu vyhnuli? Další přednáška Milana Smrže ze společnosti Eurosolar.
Hlavní témata přednášky: Kolaps jako logické vyústění sou ... »
Join us at the LSE on the 12th of March (5:30pm CLM 5.02) to hear Howard Covington and Raj Thamotheram speak on their recently publicised concept of 'Forceful Stewardship'. They offer the reasoning that the continued promotion of fossil fuels and an above 2 degrees of warming of the planet carries significant risks for investors' portfolios. Leading from this is their assertion that it is ... »
Am 30. September findet der Österreichische CSR-Tag an der WU statt, kostenlos, präsentiert von respact, von 10 bis 17 mit Keynotes, Präsentationen und Diskussionen von Business Solutions in Zusammenhang mit CSR, Sessions zu verschiedenen CSR-Thematiken und einem gemütlichen Ausklang.
Hier der Link zum Flyer der Veranstaltung. ... »
This case study is about a gold mining company that sought to practice “responsible mining” by reaching out to stakeholders and addressing environmental concerns, but which nevertheless attracted a host of protestors and opponents. Punctuated by testimony from its 85-year-old founder, it offers unique insights into Barrick Gold Corporation in the age-old pursuit of the pr ... »
Faculty from Concordia University, Mc Gill University and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Win oikos Case Writing Competition 2014
11th edition of the annual oikos Case Writing Competition awards leading teaching cases on sustainability in management and entrepreneurship
St. Gallen, 26th May 2014 – oikos, the international student-driven organization for sustainable management and economics, announced the winners of its annual oikos Case Writing Competition. The first prize in the corporate sustainability track i ... »
What better to do after the Fade-Out Party than watching a movie with your friends?
In our traditional format (free beer, Lemonaid and Pizza)
we are going to watch the movie "let's make money" of Erwin Wagenhofer
Watch the trailer here.
Time & Place: 19.00, Tigerbergstrasse 2, 9000 St. Gallen
Language: German/English ... »
Attraction to CSR III is a series of free workshops on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) that are to take place on four Warsaw universities. During the unique workshops you will explore the secrets of sustainable management in big international corporations. The agenda of the workshops:
1) 12th of May (Monday), 15:00 - 16:30, UKSW, room nr 314, building nr 21. "How to successfully impleme ... »
Mit der Veranstaltung „oikos & pizza“ laden wir jeden ersten Mittwoch im Monat zum offenen Treffen in die partizipatorische Plattform Mondbasis in der Lünertorstraße 20 ein.
Nach dem ersten Termin im Neuen Jahr zu Intergenerationellem Engagement folgt nun im Februar ein Gastauftritt einer anderen Lüneburger Initiative mit der Hochschulgruppe des Cradle to Cradle e.V. Zum einen wird ... »
oikos Asia Meet 2014 will be hosted by oikos Pune at the main campus of Symbiosis International University, Pune. The theme of the Meet is 'Innovation in sustainability'. Registration is open!
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oikos Warsaw invites you to join the 3rd edition of the project Business Can Care III devoted to social enterprises in Poland. We are starting on Wednesday, 19th of March with workshops conducted by "Open Door" Association and the "EKON" Association and continuing on Thursday, 20th of March with the workshops by Responsible Business Forum and SYNAPSIS - The Workshop of Different Things. During th ... »
The 2nd Day of the Project Business Can Care III: Labour Market Can Be Fair. The programme of the workshops:
Thursday, 20th of March, 16:00 – 18:00
16:00 – 16:30 Responsible Business Forum
16:30 – 17:00 SYNAPSIS - The Workshop of Different Things
17:00 – 17:40 Movie screening of a documentary on social enterprises in Poland produced by oikos Warsaw
17:40 – 18 ... »
The first day of the project Business Can Care III: Labour Market Can Be Fair. The programme of the workshops:
Wednesday, 19th of March 2014, 16:30 – 18:30
16:30 – 16:45 Introduction
16:45 – 17:15 "Open Door" Association
17:15 – 17:45 "The Disabled for the Environment" Association (EKON)
17:45 – 18:15 "Employment for the Blind" Foundation
18:15 – 18:30 ... »
Seminar on CSR at the Marie Curie Skłodowska University. The programme:
Thursday, 6th of March Departure from Warsaw Central Station at 20:50 Friday, 7th of March: Sighteesing of the Bogdanka coal mine 6.00 arrival, registration, examination by a doctor, Health&Safety training, other formalities 7.30-8.00 going underground 8.00-12.30 sightseeing inside the coal mine 12.30-13.00 go ... »
The case describes the strategic dilemma involved while taking the decision on the ‘modus operate’ of CSR department for one of the leading Indian MNCs (‘Tata Power Company’ from Tata Group of Companies). TPC had undertaken the CSR activities for decades reflecting the company’s commitment towards sustainable energy generation without undue compromise to human ... »