Evolve beyond

16 - 18 November 2020

About the Conference

– your opportunity to grow, enable change, and evolve beyond –

Since 1989, the oikos Conference fosters an informative, interactive, and inspiring dialogue about sustainability in business and economics. As the oldest oikos project, the oikos Conference enables students to learn more about emerging sustainable business opportunities, network with corporations and become familiar with the newest ideas on sustainability in academia and in practice. Besides raising awareness for the urgency of a sustainable economic transformation, the oikos Conference 2020 provides unique insights and hands-on experience of how sustainable business strategies can change the present and future economic environment.


of the oikos Coference 2020


Three exciting days of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and workshops await you at the oikos Conference 2020. Together we will explore how sustainable business strategies can change our present and future economic environment.

Day 1

Panel Discussion

Sustainability from all Angles: Where do we Stand Today?


Sustainable Business Strategies

Panel Discussion

Sustainable Business Strategies: Built in or Bolted on?

Day 2


Sustainability in the Food Industry


Sustainability in the Tech Industry

Panel Discussion

The Role of Sustainability in Corporate Strategies

Day 3


Business Modelling Workshop in Cooperation with Startup@HSG

memories of the

oikos Conference 2019

FINANCE IN MOTION was the topic of the oikos Conference 2019 on the 26. and 27. November. Presenting speaker from various companies and giving insights from different perspectives allowed a fascinating and educating event on sustainability in finance.


Interesting keynote speeches and workshops by ethos, Bank J. Safra Sarasin, Zurich, PwC, UBS, Blue Orchard, Obermatt, and LGT were part of the conference.


Andre Hoffmann (Roche), Thomas Vellacott (WWF), Andreas Knörzer (Vontobel), Manuel Ammann (Swiss Insitute of Banking and Finance), and Sabine Döbeli (Swiss Sustainbale Finance) an inspiring panel discussion for the closing of the conference.


The Hans Christoph Binswanger (1928-2018) prize has been created in memory of one of the most important unorthodox economist of the twentieth century. Dr. Simon Mugieris presented his dissertation on „Economic Growth and the Social Question. A sociological inquiry into Binswanger’s economic theory.“


Thank you to LGT, Stiftung Mercartor Schweiz, Energiestadt St. Gallen, Universität St. Gallen, Möhl, Direct Coffee, ChariTea, and Lemonaid.

Our Team

Project Heads

Camille Staudenmayer, Lilli Megerle

program organization

Anna Kurth, August Ikram, Chantal Braunwalder, Jan Enderli, Roxane Frund

Finance and sponsoring

Sebastian Rosatzin, Sophie Jung, Valeria Reccagni


Alexa Mattes, Leonie Kummer

Our Partners

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Our Supporters

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