We as consumers are being frequently misguided by producers, we spend more time and money on things that we do not need at all. Achieving sustainable living is an urgent and complex challenge of our current daily life, it requires new ways of thinking and collaborating.
“Moneypulation: Consumption Trap” is a workshop regarding the way we consume to make it more sustainable. So, you can ... »
In 2011 three young entrepreneurs, Jakob Assmann, Florian Henle and Simon Stadler, set out to revolutionize the energy market by offering a radical solution for customers to switch from non-renewable fossil fuels to renewable energies. Through their start-up Polarstern, they aimed to offer the first comprehensive sustainable energy package, derived from 100% renewable resourc ... »
The Alibaba Group was one of the biggest and fastest growing businesses in China for about ten years. Among many other companies under the holding’s umbrella, Alibaba.com had become the world’s most frequented market place in the Business to Business segment. The company provided an internet platform for especially small and medium sized companies, where western demands m ... »
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Die Add On ist derzeit Wiens einzige Messe für außeruniversitäres ... »
- Armand Chaud, mais qu'est-ce que tu fais pour Noël ? - j'adopte un geste écologique tout en me prenant en selfie! En plus, oikos t'offre des cadeaux pour ce magnifique geste! oikos Lausanne a le plaisir de vous présenter son concours de fin d'année. Tente de gagner une Kindle !!! Pour participer, rien de plus simple: 1.prends-toi en photo en faisant un geste éco ... »
As of today, fairtrade products can be found in almost any grocery store. Both, sales volume and variety of products available keep increasing at a fast pace. Much has been discussed about the certification instruments and the concept behind the fairtrade movement. However, cases discussing the business models of fairtrade initiatives are rare. We hereby present two cases to help explore the chall ... »
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 ... »
Brett Beach and Tim McCollum, co-founders of Madécasse, spent two years as Peace Corps volunteers in Madagascar. During that time, they fell in love with the country and its people. Recognizing the need of the Malagasy for stable jobs and fair wages and the connection between poverty and environmental destruction, Brett and Tim discussed possibilities for a social enter ... »
This is the story about the efforts of a social entrepreneur, Assheton Carter, to create a meaningful initiative with Wal-Mart in ethical mining. His idea: to somehow secure the supply chain for jewelry in a way that consumers could be certain that every input – from treatment of workers in the mines through to sustainable manufacturing – was executed to the high ... »
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 ... »
The Clorox Company launched green household cleaning products line GreenWorks in 2008 and immediately commanded 40% of the market. Following stagnant sales in the early 2000's due to fierce competition with Procter and Gamble, Unilever and others, the company made a bold move into the green consumer market with the launch of GreenWorks, acquisition of Burt’s Bees natur ... »
This case describes the issues and dilemmas facing a company in their efforts to differentiate their product through a social sustainability programme. Over the years, the company has built a strong reputation with their sustainability efforts, particularly amongst their peers in the specialty coffee industry. There is some question as to whether this reputation has been ... »
Lululemon's commitment to the environment: A tangle of seaweed, suppliers, and social responsibility
This case introduces Lululemon, an athletic and yoga wear retailer, and their commitment to the environment. The company was founded on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, and took pride in its innovative approach towards the environment. The company trusted the suppliers with which it had relationships, and believed the products it was buying were as t ... »
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 ... »
Scojo Foundation uses a market-based approach to sell affordable reading glasses to the poor. While it had been another successful year for Scojo, Jordan Kassalow, Chairman and Co-Founder of Scojo Foundation, knew that the next 12 months would be critical in fulfilling the vision of the organisation he and Scott Berrie had founded five years before. There were a number of ... »