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oikos Winter School 2015

Money and trade is connecting people all over the world. In everyday life, we do not question our modes of transaction through money and trade – we take them to be grown all naturally and as if there were no alternatives. But is that really the case?  This is the question we are asking at the next oikos winter school with the theme, “X-Change – Sustainability through money and trade“.We ... »

Finance Learning Circle Updates

The Finance Learning Circle


Finance is at the core of sustainability – or lack thereof. Capital flows are a key factor in the development of our societies. Ensuring that they reflect long-term economic, social and environmental criteria is critical. As a result, what is being taught in finance classes and the research that is developed in finance institutes is a big deal. Making sus ... »

oikos London Spring Meeting 2015

On 5th November 2013 More than money careers workshop took place. Adam Sulkowski gave an amazing lecture on jobs and start-ups that make positive impact on the society and enviroment. The participants learnt to be ambitious, set agressive goals on their career paths and never be afraid to exchange safe and well-paid but not sustainable jobs to discover the world and search for happiness. For more ... »


Finshastra is a financial journal, with theme on the same lines of oikos agenda of promoting sustainable development by strengthening action competence among students of business and economics. This year’s theme is “ Financing the green economy”. We publish interviews of well-known people from the financial world. We invite articles, opinions from eminent personalities in the field of financ ... »

oikos&Pizza - CINEMA


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 ... »

Responsible Investment Conference

Ethical Finance and Responsible Investment as tools of Sustainable Development is a conference that will take place on May 8th at Warsaw School of Economics (Aula I, C building). The agenda is full of speeches concerning ethical finance, responsible investing in the context of CSR and Fair Trade. The conference will an occasion to present the first Polish guidebook on ethical finance and responsi ... »

Sustainable Investment Day

 oikos Opole Alumni Meeting 2014  Coming together and generating Ideas


For the first time in its history oikos Opole organized an Alumni Meeting, which took place on 3rd to 5th October, 2014 at the training and recreation center "Suchy Bór". The main purpose of this meeting was to integrate former and present members, to share experiences and to galvanize every oikos Opole member. ... »

Social Entrepreneurs Worry Big Banks Could Ruin Benefits of Responsible Investing

Without any need for introduction, people knew who these men were. They were well-dressed, well-connected and accomplished, and they had far more than a few billion dollars behind them, an amount representing the resources of some of the world’s largest financial institutions.


When these big banks decided to become involved in impact investing, they brought recognition, credibility ... »

Financialization of the economy and possible solutions

Ilona Švihlíková

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Time banking









oikos Rotterdam is currently looking for board members for the academic year 2016-2017. Being on the board of a young organization with a clear mission has a number of benefits compared to larger and more established organizations and here are a few of them:


- Shape the future and determine the succes ... »

Alternative finance for communities

 A round table discussion held on 13th June, 2016 by oikos Kumasi

Venue: SBOSD Lecture Hall.

Moderator: Dr Yusif

Participants: 45


Dr. Yusif, the moderator whet the appetite of the participants by charging members present to see beyond what the current energy crises we face now would be in forty years ahead if drastic measures are not taken to tackle this issue.

The energy ... »

oikos Academy Lecture 3 - Vestas, Wind for Prosperity

Vestas Anders Riis will introduce you to the Vestas Wind for Prosperity project, an innovative business model to bring affordable electricity to energy-poor, wind- rich rural communities.


Watch Vestas  Wind for Prosperity project:


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Alternative Finance

In 2013 we successfully launched a long term project called Alternative Finance consisting of 6 seminars which reflect on the banking system from the different standpoint – not the traditional one, but the alternative one - for example microfinance. Participants who attend at least five of the six presentations obtain honorable certificate of attendance proving acquaintance with alternative ... »

Presentations + discussions

The aim of OIKOS is to promote socialy sustainable and also environmentaly friendly

resource managment. Throughout the whole year, the Prague chapter organizes presentations

with interesting and outstanding persons who have experience and are related to this topics.

In 2012 there were a presentation about Social entrepreneurship, about Energetics and about

Mongolia – the sustaintable ... »

Day for Solidarity Financing

On November the 5th, oikos Reims and AIME (an organization involved in micro-credits) organized the day for solidarity financing at Neoma Business School so as to promote micro credits in our school, and to raise funds in order to finance a project of micro-credit defended by oikos and AIME.

During the afternoon, we hosted a booth, and the profit made was transferred respectively to each organi ... »

Rethinking The Economic System

Does additional growth in the industrialised countries trigger increasing happiness? What societal and environmental impact results of our constant pursuit of growth? Is share economy just a fashionable trend or could it lead to more sustainable society? These and other intriguing questions have resonated in oikos Leipzig.

The academic year 2012/2013 is slowly coming to its end and oikos Leipzi ... »

Winter School

The 10th oikos Winter School is organized by students of the Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. This year’s central question is Green Economy or Post-Growth Society? – How can economics and businesses shift towards a more sustainable future and which way could be the most promising to do so?


We will discuss this year’s central question by thinking, debating and creating new id ... »

oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy

The oikos Young Scholars Economics Academy 2013 provides PhD students and young scholars a platform to identify and advance rigorous policy-oriented research on global financial inclusion.

Read more ... »

Spring Meeting in Maastricht Accomplished

oikos Spring Meeting 2013 in Maastricht. oikos’ biggest project has, also this year, come to an end. The organising team in Maastricht hopes to have left a touch of sustainable investors in all the participants. Read all about it!

The participants of the oikos Spring Meeting 2013 have all officially departed and beautiful memories are left in the air of Maastricht. The Chief Organiser, Anita ... »

oikos Newsletter February 2013

With the start of a new year, we bring you new opportunities to reconnect with your oikos roots. Looking ahead, we are gearing towards our first big meeting of the year - the oikos Spring Meeting in Maastricht.  On the academic side, we are excited to announce the call for papers for the 4th oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy. Also, don’t forget to spend 30 seconds with Pranav G ... »

Crediamigo: Partnering with VivaCred?

Case Abstract


Fortaleza, Northeast Brasil - Marcelo Azevedo, Urban microfinance manager, and the planning committee of Crediamigo, Brazil’s largest microfinance institution need to figure out an entry strategy to Rio de Janeiro’s microfinance market. A part of the Banco do Nordeste, a regional development bank, Crediamigo has a 10 year long and 400,000 clients in the Northeast of ... »

Sustainable Development at PepsiCo

Case Abstract


This case is about the sustainable development initiatives of one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, PepsiCo. Faced with various criticisms on the social and environmental fronts, PepsiCo adopted the ‘Performance with Purpose’ strategy in 2009 under the leadership of its CEO Indra Nooyi (Nooyi). This strategy was based upon the philosophy that the ... »

Building and Scaling a Cross-Sector Partnership: Oxfam America and Swiss Re Empower Farmers in Ethiopia

Case Abstract


After several years of preparation, in May 2009, Oxfam America (an international relief and development organization) and Swiss Re (a leading global reinsurer) along with other partners piloted Horn of Africa Risk Transfer for Adaptation. HARITA is an innovative model designed to help propel some of the poorest farmers in Ethiopia out of poverty by helping them cope with ... »

Vodafone M-PESA (A): Turning a corporate social responsibility innovation into a mainstream business opportunity

Case Abstract


Vodafone, a world leader in mobile telecommunications, in partnership with Safaricom, the leading Kenyan mobile operator, launches a service that allows registered users to transfer money from their mobile phones to other mobile phone users. Users simply load their M-PESA account with cash, transfer the money through a secured SMS, and the recipient can convert it to cas ... »

ALTIS - A Microfinance Startup in Nepal

Case Abstract


This case describes the issues and dilemmas facing a social entrepreneur in his efforts to initiate a microfinance operation in the rural agricultural areas of Nepal. Although Nepal government supports microfinance models, a recent civil war severely disrupted government services and worsened poverty.  The case covers the recent history of Nepal, the condition of the co ... »