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"Mapping Pluralist Research" report published

oikos International is excited to announce the publication of a new report on pluralist economics. This report, titled "Mapping Pluralist Research" provides an overview of the research which has come out of the student movement for pluralism in economics. Student organizations working to reform economics education have been very active recently, and this short document tries to put all our hard w ... »

oikos Guide to Pluralist Economics translated to Italian

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 se ... »

Sustainability International’s Alliance with ConsenSys – Leveraging Technology for Social Impact


Social entrepreneur Chinyere Nnadi (Nnadi), Co-founder & CEO of Sustainability International (SI), had started his non-profit organisation to provide innovative solutions using technology to alleviate poverty in Africa. Since childhood Nnadi had beheld adversity in Nigeria that had been grappling with oil pollution due to decades of oil drilling and spills in the Niger Delta.  Nna ... »

Preserve: Growing a Sustainable Consumer Goods Company


This case presents the startup and growth of Preserve, a sustainability-driven business and B Corp, in the circular economy. The company has grown over the years as a housewares and personal care consumer goods company in the retail industry with a closed loop business model on #5 plastics. With this operational model, Preserve managed to create social and commercial value by attaining ... »

Panel diskusija "Korporativno održivo poslovanje"


U ponedeljak 19. marta održana je panel diskusija "Korporativno održivo poslovanje" u organizaciji oikos Belgrade i Grupe za SPEKOF.

Na Ekonomskom fakultetu Univerziteta u Beogradu studenti su prisustvovali diskusiji koja je za cilj imala da prikaže šta je to zapravo korporativna odgovornost i da pojam približi studentima. Učesnici u diskusiji pokazali su različito gledište na ... »

Panel diskusija “Korporativno održivo poslovanje”

U panel diskusiji učestvuju: Jovana Paljić, predstavnica Coca Cole Dejana Dodik, predstavnica Smart Kolektiva Prof. dr Siniša Zarić, redovni profesor na Ekonomskom fakultetu Moderator diskusije biće doc. dr Mladen Đurić, docent na Fakultetu organizacionih nauka. Panel diskusija održaće se 19. marta u 18:00 časova u Amfiteatru 3(A3) Ekonomskog fakulteta, Univerziteta u Beogradu. ... »

oikos Academy for Young and Sustainable Leaders

On 17th of February, oikos Baku announced the first day of the new project called “oikos Academy” which was long-term training for oikos Baku members held until 25th of February. The goal of oikos Academy was to create young and sustainable leaders capable of thinking globally and towards the future. The Event encompassed holistic, open-ended, co-operative and experiential learning approaches ... »

oikos Guide to Pluralist Economics

Pluralist economics is the idea that the best way to understand the economy is to study a large number of competing theories. If you've studied economics in the past, this might sound like a pretty foreign concept. Economics is often taught as if it is a hard science, with strict rules that need to be followed if one is to come to the correct answer. Pluralist economists disagree with this vision ... »

Pluralist economics: coming to a classroom near you?

Economics can be a pretty dull subject, both in the way it is presented and in the types of ideas it includes. But oikos is working to change that!

For last month’s Futurelab, oikos Associate J.Christopher Proctor led a team that developed an interactive workshop which introduced oikees to a new kind of economics. Using a number of engaging role playing games, the workshop asks participants ... »

China charges 9 people for dumping toxic waste

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 charges we ... »

Are countries being honest about their carbon emissions? Satellites could tel

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 ... »

Global Responsible Intergenerational Leadership Book Launch -- Noon, Room 908, 6 East 16th Street

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 ... »

Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions.

We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers.

Climate change? Global warming? What do we call it?

Both are accurate, but they mean different things.

You can think of global warming as one type of climate change. The broader term covers changes beyond warmer temperatures, such as shifting rainfal ... »

Addressing sustainability and inequality at a global level : how other worlds (may) emerge

Increased global interconnectivity has encouraged a prevalence of forums that seek to organise and facilitate action on sustainability and inequality on a global scale. A body of work has examined such global forums and the theoretical contexts in which they operate but there is little which examines the nature of engagement through these forums to address issues of sustainability and inequality. ... »

Future Lab 2016: Walk the talk


oikos Future Lab vom 06. bis 09. November 2016 in St. Gallen


Unter dem Motto "Walk the talk" stand das Future Lab 2016, das jährlich von oikos International in St.Gallen veranstaltet wird. Gleich drei von uns haben die Reise in die Schweiz angetreten, um oikos Konstanz auf der Konferenz zu vertreten. Drei Tage gefüllt von spannenden Vorträgen, Workshops, Learning Circ ... »

How is the Economy Affecting Sustainability? Talk

oikos Barcelona organized a talk with Pedro Aznar, Josep Burgaya and Josep Domenech on how sustainability can affect the economy. Find the banner here. ... »

Economic Evaluation of the Environmental Impact of Shipping from the Perspective of CO2 Emissions

In this research we evaluate the environmental economic impact of shipping from the perspective of CO2 emissions by implementing Marine Emission Trading Scheme (METS), as defined. This trading scheme is based on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) program with adjustments for the shipping industry’s needs. First, we evaluate the socio-economic cost of carbon emissions from seaborne trade a ... »

The value of skills training in the improvement of the socio-economic status of microfinance beneficiaries

The research paper examined the value of skills training on the socio-economic profiles of beneficiaries of microfinance in the Northern Region of Ghana. The main interest of the study was to look into how skills training combine with microfinance enhances beneficiaries' ability to cater for the education of their dependents, improves their ability to afford health care for their families, and to ... »

The Development of Microfinance Institutions in a Multi-Tier Framework

Microfinance industry has achieved an unprecedented growth over the last two decades. Consequently, the landscape of the microfinance institutions (MFIs) has evolved to include a diverse array of institutional types. As a result of this increasing diversity, several classifications of MFIs based on performance and institutional set-up emerged to address the needs of donors and investors. Today, de ... »

The Pluralistic Economics Movement as Done by oikos Leipzig

What is economics and how to get a better grasp at this area of knowledge? That’s the big question some student initiatives try to answer in Germany. Economics students all around the country question the way economics is taught at university. Indeed, almost all the lectures take a neo-classical approach, leaving aside the plurality of theories which appeared during the last decades. The movemen ... »

2. Future Fashion Day

Ethisch korrekt produziert, nachhaltig und schön?? Wie das gehen kann zeigen wir beim 2. Future Fashion Day. Mit klarem Fokus auf Design und Nachhaltigkeit präsentieren wir Top-Player aus dem Eco-Fashion-Segment. Die Vorbereitungen laufen auf Hochtouren - lasst euch überraschen!

Es werden zahlreiche Aussteller aus der Region, Labels aus deutschlands Modehauptstadt Berlin und auch aus der Sch ... »

Model WTO on local TV Broadcast (ITV).

Na co se těšit?  

Téma obnovitelná energie je čím dal tím aktuálnější. Evropská unie má za cíl zvyšovat podíl obnovitelných zdrojů energie na 20 procent celkově využívané energie, čemuž věnuje všechny možné nástroje. Jak to dopadne na nás? Může obnovitelná energie úplně nahradit fosilně-jaderný systém energie a náklady na přestavbu? Pojďte si po ... »

Reading Circle on Pluralistic Economics: Do I Need to Save to be Able to Invest?

oikos Leipzig hosts its bi-weekly reading circle on pluralistic economics. Further information (in German) is available here. ... »

Reading Circle on Pluralistic Economics: Welfare Indicators, Happiness and Post-Growth

oikos Leipzig hosts its bi-weekly reading circle on pluralistic economics. Further information (in German) is available here. ... »

Reading Circle on Pluralistic Economics: Are the Answers to be Found in Data? A Critical Review of Econometrics

oikos Leipzig hosts its bi-weekly reading circle on pluralistic economics. Further information (in German) is available here. ... »

Model WTO

oikos Baku is organizing their first Model WTO in partnership with the UNEC Model UN. Two working groups will engage in the simulation: a country working group on Azerbaijan's accession negotiations; and a building trade capacity group on the challenges of global trading system.


Find more information here. ... »

How do innovative banking channels reduce costs in downscaling?

This paper analyzes and quantifies cost structures of agent-assisted banking beyond branches channels (ABCs) and compares them to the costs of branch channels. This addresses a gap in the existing literature. The qualitative review finds that ABCs maximize the proportion of variable costs that depend on realized transactions, which match revenue flows. ABCs reduce investment and operating costs, s ... »

oikos FutureLab 2016

The oikos FutureLab is the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar which gathers representatives from the entire oikos community. It provides a 2-day platform for 140 participants to inspire, discover and develop joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. More information is available here.

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2. oikos Academia: Feministische Ökonomien mit Alyssa Schneebaum

Beim oikos Academia im März sprach Alyssa Schneebaum über VWL und Feminismus, Pluralismus, Gender Studies und weiteres mehr. Details und Eindrücke findet ihr im oikos Blog.


oikos Academia ist ein Eventformat für oikos Mitglieder und Alumni, bei dem ein Wissenschaftler oder eine Wissenschaftlerin ihre Forschungsarbeit mit Nachhaltigkeitsbezug präsentiert und mit den oikees diskuti ... »

SpringMeeting - Was macht oikos aus?

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 ... »

CSR and Human Rights Under the Light of a Game Theory Approach

The thesis will demonstrate Bilancini and Boncinelli (2014)’s model of two players with a signal-sending player making an offer of two types, namely high quality and low quality, and sending either high or low signal on the offer; and the signal-receiving player who perceives and processes the signal in either of two elaboration levels, namely high elaboration or low elaboration with the emergen ... »

Study in Prague!

New elective track of study within Master’s Programme  "International and Diplomatic Studies" now available at the University of Economics in Prague.

Environmental Policy and International Relations (EPIR) Study courses within this track offer insights from environmental economics and policy, sustainable management of natural resources and energy, international legal aspects in environmenta ... »

1. oikos Academia zum Thema TTIP

Am 18.11. fand die erste Veranstaltung unserer neuen Eventreihe oikos Academia im Café Radlager statt. Bei diesem Format, das speziell für oikos Mitglieder entwickelt wurde, wird ein Thema aus der Forschung aufgegriffen und in kleinem Rahmen mit einem Professor oder einer Professorin, die sich in diesem Feld betätigen, diskutiert. Durch die Wahl eines speziellen Gebietes der Forschung soll sich ... »

One Member's Experience in the oikos Economics Learning Circle

At the FutureLab 2015 I attended the learning circle Economics, which was coordinated by Moritz Linder. The sessions were about how to get more pluralism in the monotone and mainstream sciences of economics, so that students and professors get another view on how to teach and research on certain issues and matters and start thinking out of the box.


In the first session we learned abou ... »

Úplné zásobování obnovitelnou energií: Mýtus nebo realita?

  Na co se těšit? Téma obnovitelná energie je čím dal aktuálnější. Evropská unie má za cíl zvyšovat podíl obnovitelných zdrojů energie na 20 % celkové využívané energie, k čemuž Unie směřuje všechny možné nástroje a zdroje. Jaký dopad bude pro nás? Může obnovitelná energie úplně nahradit fosilně-jaderný systém energie a náklady na přestavbu? Poj ... »

AK Plurale Ökonomik Köln: Erstes Treffen (18:00)

Der AK Plurale Ökonomik startet am Montag um 18:00 ins neue Semester im Café Duddel (Zülpicher Wall 8, hinter der UniMensa). In diesem ersten Treffen starten wir – in gemütlicher Atmosphäre – mit einen kurzen Einführungsvortrag in die plurale Ökonomik von Florian Rommel (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik) mit einer anschließenden Diskussion.

Am restlichen Abend ist dann eine offene Runde z ... »

Interested in Renewable Energy Finance 2.0? We’d love to hear from you

For investments in renewable energy consumers, electric utilities as well as private and institutional investors use a wide range of financial instruments. In the past few years, innovative models like leasing, power purchase agreements, green bonds, yieldcos and crowdfunding – “renewable energy finance 2.0” – have moved up the agenda in this context. Earlier this week, we invited 22 parti ... »

Ways to a Zero-Growth Society. A Comparative Evaluation of Different Scenarios

In this thesis, we will see how economic growth, as it is understood today, cannot be sustained into the future. This is mainly due to environmental limits, but also to the fact that economic growth is usually debt-financed and is erroneously measured. In 1972 already, Meadows et al. have proposed a model of society that would be freed from this growth spiral: the Steady State Economy. Such a soci ... »

Workshop: "Geschichte des ökonomischen Denkens Teil I" mit Prof. Volker Caspari

"Von Merkantilismus und Marginalrevolution" - Die Grundlagen ökonomischen Denkens in Europa  “Adam, Adam, Adam Smith Listen what I charge you with! Didn’t you say In the class one day That selfishness was bound to pay? Of all doctrines that was the Pith. Wasn’t it, wasn’t it, wasn’t it, Smith?” Stephen Leacock Welche ökonomischen, philosophischen und sozialen Para ... »

Vortrag: "Die fragwürdigen Grundlagen der Ökonomie" von Professor Karl-Heinz Brodbeck

Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Professor Karl-Heinz Brodbeck bereits zum zweiten Mal Gast bei oikos Tübingen ist. Brodbeck ist emeritierter Professor an der FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt, einer der führenden Geldtheoretiker in Deutschland und Entwickler eine buddhistische Wirtschaftsethik. Er hat neben Ökonomik auch Philosophie und Elektrotechnik studiert und steht damit und mit seiner vielfältigen Arbe ... »


Das Kompetenzzentrum für Nachhaltigkeit an der WU lädt zur fünften Folge der Reihe "WU-NachhaltigkeitsKontroversen" ein.

Die Veranstaltung geht den Hoffnungen und Ängsten nach, die mit der Ökonomie des Teilens verbunden sind. Hauptreferent ist Reinhard Loske von der Universität Witten/Herdecke, einer der profiliertesten Akteure des deutschsprachigen Nachhaltigkeitsdiskurses. Mit ihm d ... »

Ökosoziales Studierendenforum vergibt Master mit Ministerium

"What great things would you attempt, if you knew, you could not fail?" (Robert Schuller)


Ausschreibung des Ökosozialen Studierendenforums zur Masterarbeit in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft


Nehmt euren Mut zusammen und schickt uns euer Masterarbeiten-Konzept!


Der Hauptpreis: Ihr schreibt ... »

oikos FutureLab 2015

The oikos FutureLab is the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar which gathers representatives from the entire oikos community. It provides a 2-day platform for 120 participants to inspire, discover and develop joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. It leverages our global network of student members, alumni, advisors, faculty and partners for action. I ... »

Global Action Day zu Pluraler Ökonomik


Am 5. Mai 2014 veröffentlichte das internationale Studentennetzwerk ISIPE einen Aufruf für mehr Pluralität in der ökonomischen Lehre und Forschung. Der Aufruf wurde von 65 studentischen Initiativen aus 30 verschiedenen Ländern unterschrieben und hat weltweit für Aufsehen gesorgt.


Zum Jahrestag der Veröffentlichung möchten alle beteiligten Initiativen erneut auf ... »

Die Wirtschaft Spielt Nach Deinen Regeln

Versuch Dich in einem Wirtschaftskonvent - Deine Stimme für demokratische Mitbestimmung!


In der interaktiven Veranstaltung möchten wir mit euch einen Wirtschaftskonvent, wie es die Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie vorsieht, erproben.


Im Anschluss an die Veranstaltung gibt es ein Buffet (auch vegetarisch/vegan).


Die Veranstaltung findet im Rahmen des Interdisziplinäre ... »

Add On - Messe der studentischen Initiativen an der WU

Du suchst nach einer studentischen Organisation nach deinem individuellem Geschmack? Du willst Gleichgesinnte kennenlernen, deinen Interessen nachgehen, praktische Erfahrung sammeln, deine Soft Skills ausbauen und und und? Bei der Add On an der WU wirst du fündig! Und oikos Vienna ist natürlich auch dabei.


Die Add On ist derzeit Wiens einzige Messe für außeruniversitäres ... »

Bankwechsel-Stand auf dem Albertus-Magnus-Platz

Unser Bankwechselprojekt in Kooperation mit CampusGrün geht in die erste Runde!


Am 15.12.2014 werden wir von 12-17 Uhr auf dem Albertus-Magnus-Platz stehen und interessierte Passanten bei einem Becher Glühwein über die Anlagepraktiken von konventionellen Banken aufklären.


Kommt vorbei, wenn ihr auch etwas erfahren möchtet! Wenn ihr keine Zeit habt, könnt ihr die mei ... »

Buchvorstellung mit anschließender Diskussion von und mit Giacomo Corneo

Bessere Welt: Hat der Kapitalismus ausgedient? Eine Reise durch alternative Wirtschaftssysteme von und mit Giacomo Corneo:


Link zur Facebook-Veranstaltung


Am Freitag, den 12.12.2014 kommt der Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Giacomo Corneo von der FU Berlin nach Köln, um sein Buch "Bessere Welt - Hat der Kapitalismus ausgedient?" vorzustellen. Nach seinem Vortrag und einem Ko ... »

oikos FutureLab 2014

Between 7th and 11th November 2014 three oikos Warsaw members will be representing the Chapter at the Presidents Meeting and FutureLab in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The topic of this year's FutureLab is "Buidling the Bridge towards Sustainability". During the conference Dominika and Hubert will be leading the Energy Learning Circle. ... »

Writing Competition



Did you know that, as a result of successive enlargements, the European Union (EU) is the largest economy in the world, with more than 500 million citizens?


It has more weight internationally than ever before. The EU's enlargement policy supports the membership preparations of those European countries which aspire to join the EU. Thereby it helps to make Europe ... »