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Oikos International newsletter July 2010


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Oikos International newsletter July 2010

  1. 1. oikos Newsletter july 2010 Dear oikos friends, I am happy to present to you the projects of the oikos network during the oikos is the international last months, and some of the ones to come. We are particularly proud of student organisation for the amazing Local Chapter activities. They show how large of an impact sustainable economics and we can have and how we share our resources within the network, such as management and a leading our PhD Fellows or the Project Development Fund, to make our projects reference point for the promotion of sustainability a great success. change agents. Check out our homepage for regular news! Learn more at Anna Ritschel, oikos International President 2010 1
  2. 2. local chapter news international news ! Newsletter | july 2010 Newsletter | july 2010 ate 8-14 t he d nov Save Project Leadership oikos Kochi (India) ke Presidents and rdec Programme n-He inauguration itte Advisors Retreat l at W oikos Bayreuth releases schoo The second coaching meeting The Local Chaper oikos Kochi nter s Wi IKO Sustainability Report of the PLP 2010 focused The event gathers will be officially inaugurated oiko AL O on relationships, moderation Presidents and Advisors After three years of researching standards, on September 4th. As part of TION and workshop design. Three from many Local oikos Constance holds “Day of the collecting data, writing texts and doing Chapters in order to the programme, a half-day RNA our social network! speakers, Matti Spiecker seminar on Sustainable and Environment” the layout, oikos Bayreuth released the (founder of Stiftung Welt:Klasse), discuss and enhance NTE Join oikos Monrovia launches sustainability report of the University the relationship Safe Cities will be offered to I The “Day of the Environment“ this year Martin Herrndorf (oikos PhD all students interested. Microfinance Project OS7-10 of Bayreuth following the guidelines of between them. This fellow) and Lars Stein (founder L OIK oct took place for the third time and is one the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). An innovative microfinance knowledge- of the success stories of oikos Constance. of Studienaktie gave insight year’s retreat 4 will ONA take place in Filzbach, sharing workshop at the University of Many events, such as a “Green Market”, 8 into their own experience and sep jul CHA I Switzerland. NAT feedback to each participant. L Liberia attracted 200 participants from lectures, a movie screening, just to name A OS LOC 3-4 TER four local universities. The workshop a few, attracted many interested students ER14OIK sep Autumn Meeting Warsaw S IN aimed at educating and increasing and people from the town of Constance. 1 CHAPT jun S OIKO awareness about microfinance and An international group of highly motivated L S LOCA fostering cooperation between students, 30 NAL oikos students will come together to discuss microfinance institutions and experts. jun RS OIKO jun the topic “Economic and Social Challenges 18-20A IO This project was supported by the Project PTEmay oikos Dhaka trains young project T After the Collapse of Communism”, acquire AL CHA RN Development Fund. Strategy Group Meeting 22 24 new skills and get to know many like-minded INTE leaders C KOS LO jun may During the first meeting of the Strategy Group, made up people from other Local Chapers. OI IKOS Twenty-four highly motivated students of representatives of the whole oikos network, the oikos oikos Warsaw organises case workshop from different disciplines of BRAC University attended the event on project O Roadmap 2012 was defined. The group discussed the input provided by all parts of the network, talked about important The Local Chapter of Warsaw invited Liudmila leadership. The event included workshops, on- issues for the strategic development of the organisation Nazarkina (oikos PhD Fellow) to present the Case brainstorming sessions and others. going Organise Spring and came up with a final version of the goals that we Challenge “Phoenix Organic: Valuing Sustainability While Desiring Growth” at the Warsaw School of Meeting 2011 Application for the Spring want to achieve jointly during the coming three years. on- Economics. Meeting 2011 is now open going until August 1st. Organising the Spring Meeting is a great No chapter in your town? The oikos International Team is always ready to guide opportunity to increase your Create a chapter! Interested in starting a new oikos you through the process of founding an oikos Local chapter’s visibility while group? Founding an oikos group has a lot in common with Chapter. fostering your management starting a company and will allow you to realise your Please contact the International team at skills! Apply! ideas. So you can actually be quite proud of yourself: 2 3 You are just about to become an entrepreneur!
  3. 3. academic news Movers & shakers A team of ten passionate alumni came together this Jump Start Find your match! We launched the oikos mentoring program Newsletter | july 2010 Appl three months ago and have already made seven y! month in Zürich to discuss Don’t miss the second Jump Start we will organize matches! Do you want to become a mentor? Call for applications: directions for the oikos on Saturday October 9th during the Autumn Meeting in Read more about the mentoring programme alumni network. Several Warsaw! This time, our oikos alumnus Philipp Gaggl and apply now ! oikos Global Case Writing oikos PhD Fellowship oikos Case events are planned for the IKOS will inspire us to become intrapreneurs with examples 2011 Writing ongo- UMNI O ing Competition Winners 2010 next few months. from his job as the coordinator Sustainable Business Join our international team of Competition IKOS AL Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Vienna. Michael Gordon (Ross School of six PhD Fellows at the University - Call for NI O Nov Business, U. Michigan) wins the of St. Gallen, Switzerland. The first prize in the oikos Case Writing Competition 2010 in the social Fellowship will be awarded for Cases 2011 Download now 9 oct OIKOS AL UM MNI 2nd oikos UNDP Young a three-year period starting in 10-11 oikos Alumni month OS ALU entrepreneurship track with his February. Each fellowship carries and apply until Scholars Development jul K MNI OI case “So You Want to Be a Social a grant of CHF 36,000 annually October 29th! During the whole month of November, Entrepreneur: Starting Out, Scaling Academy in Costa Rica alumni and Local Chapters will organize OS ALU and an additional fund of CHF Up and Staying Committed”. The first World class faculty and 10,800 for research, travel costs 29 activities to bring together people, prize in the corporate sustainability track goes to Madeleine Pullman participants will meet in Costa Rica around the theme and participation in scholarly conferences. oct OIK knowledge and ideas. A 1 KOS AC (Portland State University) for the of Inclusive Partnerships I EMIC O case “Portland Roasting Company: for Sustainable Market Farm Friendly Direct”. Both will 15 oct Meet alumnus... - Philipp Gaggl AD Innovations. 29 present their cases at the Academy of Management Conference (Montreal) 3 OIKOS aug - AC oct My name is Philipp Gaggl and I work as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Austria, ADEMIC on Friday, August 6, 2010. sep the world’s largest professional services firm. I am responsible for the establishment of a oikos / PRI Young Scholars IKOS AC aug Sustainability Competences Group in Vienna and integrate sustainability in all the projects 22-27 6 Finance Academy 2011 PwC does. I became involved with oikos while studying Environmental System Sciences at augMIC O ACADE the Karl-Franzens University of Graz focusing on Business Administration. My thesis dealt 8 with Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable processes and I got an award of highly OIKOS Submit your paper until October 15th aug First oikos Young Scholars and take part in a discussion with endowed scholarships for extraordinary master thesis. Because I joined oikos quite late, Rob Bauer, Lars Hassel and Yonca my oikos career basically started after graduation. Since then, I am involved in building Entrepreneurship Academy our alumni network, both in Austria and on an international level. Vienna doesn’t have oikos Alumni Dinner @ AoM Meeting 2010 Ertimur on The Future of Responsible On Institutions, Entrepreneurship a local chapter, but there are some alumni from different cities who now work there so Investment. Reunite with other oikos, Ivey and ETH academy and Organisational Change, with we regularly meet. Aside from that I am one of the key convenors who initiated the oikos participants at a special alumni dinner on Sunday, 8 Tina Dacin, Filipe Santos and Mark mentoring program and Jump Start which we have launched the past few months. I look August 2010, in Montreal, Canada! Starik! Check out the participants oikos Event 2011 forward meeting oikos students in the Jump Start seminar I will moderate in October and download their papers! during the Autumn Meeting in Warsaw. In this seminar I will share my experiences as During the alumni weekend in an intrapreneur who drives sustainability within a big corporation. If you have plans to Zürich, we have developed an Want to know more about become a change maker within an organization, then I hope to see you in Warsaw! exciting format for the oikos Event in 2011. Please keep an alumni news oikos Academic activities? eye on the newsletter to stay posted! academic Newsletter | july 2010 4 5
  4. 4. get involved ?? whom to contact on what …on oikos in 2010? …on the Local Chapters? …0n international projects? Anna Ritschel oikos International, President 2010 phone +41 (0) 71 224 2698 skype ‘anna_ritschel’ …on PhD and faculty projects? …on potential involvement as a donor? Dr. Jost Hamschmidt oikos Foundation, Managing Director phone +41 (0) 71 224 2595 …on cross chapter projects? Patricia Mesquita | oikos PhD Fellow 2009-2012 ! ect …on how to join existing oikos Local Chapters n Con or support their projects? Each oikos Chapter has a contact person for …on how to stay in touch as alumna/alumnus? the communication with students and other Kim Poldner | oikos PhD Fellow 2008-2011 people interested in oikos. You can contact them directly or first visit the Local Chapter websites: …on member coaching and training programmes? Nina Hug | oikos PhD Fellow 2008-2011 …on the Case Teaching Initiative? Liudmila Nazarkina | oikos PhD Fellow 2009- 2012 …on public relations? Johannes Schwarzer | oikos PhD Fellow 2009-2012 6