oikos Lausanne was kick started by José Luis Ibarra, Sébastien Bianchi, Lucas Bosonnet and Franck Canavesi, the graduate students of the Faculty of Economics and Management, who strive to combine economy with social equity and respect for the environment. oikos Lausanne already started creating links with sustainable enterprises and institutions in their region and among others going to organize a case study writing competition in the upcoming semester. The case study will be focused on real sustainability problem faced by selected enterprise while students will be searching for the best strategies how to solve this issue. Whole case writing should be integrated into the University curriculla and the winner gets an Internship in the enterprise.
oikos Lausanne is lucky to gain a support from local Chapter Advisor Prof. Guido Palazzo who serves as Director of the Strategy Department at HEC Lausanne.
Reutlingen became 11th Chapter in Germany which has highest oikos Chapter representation. A team of three local chapter Executive Board representatives, Sophie Lorz, Julia Weiß and Benedikt Lemke already managed to recruit new members. In the next semester, oikos Reutlingen would like to introduce practical approaches towards sustainability, such as green and ethical fashion or responsible consumption.
oikos Reutlingen Advisory Board has spectacular representatives, namely, Martin Pfost - Professor for Power Electronics and Representative for sustainability at Reutlingen University, Matthias Freise - Professor for Fashion Procurement and Retail Buying at Reutlingen University, Kai Nebel - Professor for Textile Process and Product Development at Reutlingen University, Friedrich Hagemeister - Founding member of “The Greens” in Reutlingen, Manfred Möller - Chairman of the association operating the fair trade shop in Reutlingen, Eberhard Frasch - Member of the steering committee of „Fair Trade Town Reutlingen”, Wolfgang Honnen - Professor at Reutlingen University and Head of “Environmental Protection, Wolfram Bernhardt - Chief editor of agora42, a magazine for economy, philosophy and life.
Many thanks to oikos International Executive Board Member Christian Bärtsch for guiding both teams through whole application process.
We are looking forward to seeing great actions and development of both, oikos Reutlingen and Lausanne.