Digitalization – the increased use of information and communication technologies (ICT) – is affecting all areas of our lives. Rapid progress in the development of hardware and software is steadily moving us towards a fully-digital society.
The ways how we learn, communicate, and consume are cases in point. Applications and devices make it “easier” (in inverted comma, because sometimes t ... »
For our second L.I.T. on Location excursion event this year, ourselves and fellow students visited The Mosaic Centre - which is Alberta’s first net-zero commercial building! Here is a blog post regarding the details of the tour which includes an interview with one of our attendees, Kyle Moon.
oikos Baku members prepared the video about Baku chapter in the Azerbaijan State University of Economics. Enjoy :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO4Dy_-tgjs ... »
Leading voices from the Swiss energy sector came together on October 21st at the University of St. Gallen for the annual oikos Conference, hosted and organized by oikos St. Gallen.
The topic of the one-day event: Energy Storage Solutions for the Future. To the surprise of the audience, which comprised oikos members and alumni, as well as faculty and students from major Swiss universities, the e ... »
This case presents the history and development of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) project in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, that was initiated by Rotarians and funded initially, in large part, by the Rotary International Foundation. It discusses the numerous operational and strategic challenges faced by those working on this Kibera Project and the Rotary Project ... »
The global sanitation crisis attracted the attention of several regional, national, and international organizations which tried to address the issue in their own way. Still about 2.6 billion people lacked access to decent sanitation facilities across the globe.
Kenya had become a hub of slums with more than 8 million living in the urban slums in the country. Sinc ... »
The case study is about the dilemma faced by Dr. Jim Yong Kim (Kim), President of the World Bank Group, related to International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) funding of the Tata Mundra Project in India. The Mundra plant was one of the Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPPs) conceived with the objective of providing cheap electricity to power-starved states of India. Coastal Gujara ... »
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 ... »
The next Asia Meet will be hosted by oikos New Delhi and the main topic is going to be sustainable urbanisation. More information coming soon! ... »
Das Forum Umweltbildung lädt alle am Thema Nachhaltigkeit Interessierten in und außerhalb der Universitäten und Hochschulen zur ersten Dennis Meadows Future Lecture in diesem Semester an der TU Wien ein:
"Der Begriff der Nachhaltigkeit hat unseren Alltag gänzlich durchdrungen. Tatsächlich ist er inzwischen zu einem Synonym für das positive Handeln geworden. Doch für wen ... »
The oikos Spring Meeting is the biggest annual oikos student community gathering hosted by an oikos Chapter. The 2014 Spring Meeting in Copenhagen provided a 4-day platform for 120 participants to inspire, discover and develop joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. It offered a platform to design initiatives, engage the oikos community in pursuing them and ... »
Second day of the Energysavers 2013 workshops. For more details see the project's page. ... »
First day of the Energysavers 2013 workshops. For more details see the project's page. ... »
TIME & PLACE 7:00 pm at IWÖ, Tigerbergstr. 2, 9000 St.Gallen
TOPIC Prof. Thomas Dyllick is going to speak about the topic of sustainability in teaching and campus at the University of St.Gallen.
"We want you… to become an Energysaver!" – that was the message addressed to students of four greatest Warsaw universities in November and December 2012 that expressed the main idea behind the Energysavers project. The fourth edition of oikos Warsaw initiative devoted to promoting sustainable energy consumption was fully supported by oikos International Project Development Fund.
The Energy ... »
The case traces the story of the Ambrose Hotel, a hotel based in California whose owner has invested in green practices and is interested in pursuing an eco-labeling strategy in order to better communicate her environmental achievements. This case emphasises the difference between the adoption of environmental management practices and their communication through eco-labe ... »