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.
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Learn more at
Anna Ritschel, oikos International President 2010
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Project Leadership oikos Kochi (India) ke
Presidents and rdec
Advisors Retreat l at W
oikos Bayreuth releases schoo
The second coaching meeting The Local Chaper oikos Kochi nter
Sustainability Report of the PLP 2010 focused The event gathers
will be officially inaugurated oiko
on relationships, moderation Presidents and Advisors
After three years of researching standards, on September 4th. As part of
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
oikos Monrovia launches sustainability report of the University the relationship
Safe Cities will be offered to
The “Day of the Environment“ this year Martin Herrndorf (oikos PhD all students interested.
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
take place in Filzbach,
sharing workshop at the University of Many events, such as a “Green Market”,
8 into their own experience and
jul CHA I
feedback to each participant.
Liberia attracted 200 participants from lectures, a movie screening, just to name
four local universities. The workshop a few, attracted many interested students
sep Autumn Meeting Warsaw
aimed at educating and increasing and people from the town of Constance.
1 CHAPT jun
awareness about microfinance and
An international group of highly motivated
fostering cooperation between students,
oikos students will come together to discuss
microfinance institutions and experts. jun
jun the topic “Economic and Social Challenges
This project was supported by the Project
oikos Dhaka trains young project
T After the Collapse of Communism”, acquire
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Development Fund. Strategy Group Meeting
22 24 new skills and get to know many like-minded
may During the first meeting of the Strategy Group, made up
people from other Local Chapers.
Twenty-four highly motivated students of representatives of the whole oikos network, the oikos
oikos Warsaw organises case
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
Application for the Spring
want to achieve jointly during the coming three years.
Economics. Meeting 2011 is now open
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 3 You are just about to become an entrepreneur!
academic news Movers & shakers
A team of ten passionate
alumni came together this
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
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
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
oct OIKOS AL
2nd oikos UNDP Young a three-year period starting in
10-11 oikos Alumni month
entrepreneurship track with his February. Each fellowship carries and apply until
Scholars Development jul
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
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.
(Portland State University) for the of Inclusive Partnerships
case “Portland Roasting Company: for Sustainable Market
Farm Friendly Direct”. Both will
15 oct Meet alumnus... - Philipp Gaggl
present their cases at the Academy of
Management Conference (Montreal)
aug - AC oct My name is Philipp Gaggl and I work as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Austria,
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
6 Finance Academy 2011 PwC does. I became involved with oikos while studying Environmental System Sciences at
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
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
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
oikos Academic activities?
eye on the newsletter to stay
Newsletter | july 2010
…on oikos in 2010?
…on the Local Chapters?
…0n international projects?
oikos International, President 2010
phone +41 (0) 71 224 2698
…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
…on how to join existing oikos Local Chapters email@example.com
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
www.oikos-international.org/chapters/ …on member coaching and training programmes?
Nina Hug | oikos PhD Fellow 2008-2011
…on the Case Teaching Initiative? firstname.lastname@example.org
Liudmila Nazarkina | oikos PhD Fellow 2009-
2012 …on public relations?
Johannes Schwarzer | oikos PhD Fellow 2009-2012