2021 Student Engagement - oikos St Gallen - Switzerland
oikos St.Gallen is the leading student-driven non-profit organization for sustainability in economics and management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Founded in 1987, our initiative has the mission to empower student change agents, raise awareness for sustainability opportunities and challenges, and build institutional support for curriculum reform. The continuous voluntary engagement of students towards this mission is immense. We do this through tending to our community of 100 students who are actively engaged in the realisation of nine projects.
The oikos initiative in St.Gallen has grown from the oikos Conference into nine diverse projects in different fields of sustainability (e.g. quality education, health and wellbeing or social innovation). Based on the local initiative, the network has grown into oikos International consisting of 50 chapters globally. Constant exchange with the international community supports diversity, inclusion, and cross-culture collaboration. We at oikos St.Gallen share the vision to transform economic and management education for a sustainable world. Our impact grows exponentially when our members enter the job market upon graduation and spread the oikos mission to industry leaders.