students for sustainable economics and management
Borderstep supports summer schools and events in the context of oikos International—students for sustainable economics and management.
oikos is an international student organization (non-governmental organization) which seeks to strengthen awareness of sustainable development among future decision-makers by attempting to sensitize students for long-term, judicious thinking.
In practical terms, the work of oikos international includes organizing lectures, conferences, field trips, panel discussions, simulation games, and workshops.
oikos was founded in 1987 as a local students’ initiative at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. In 1997, oikos began to organize international activities. In the process, oikos broadened its focus to include social topics in the business world.
Green start-ups need more tailwind 21.07.2020
An article on the Bertelsmann Foundation's innovation platform presents the Green Startup Monitor 2020. The team of authors analyzes which forms of funding help the community. One example is the StartGreen Award, which Borderstep has been presenting since 2015 as part of the Startup Week Germany. More
Green Startup Monitor 2020 15.07.2020
The key findings of our Green Startup Monitor 2020 are now available in English! Read about the key hurdles and the measures we recommend. More
Digital energy management in existing buildings 20.09.2019
The Smart Living industry association has submitted a statement on the Building Energy Act to Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. In this statement, the association refers to the climate protection contribution of digitisation in buildings. Borderstep has calculated figures for the possible CO2 reduction through building automation systems in existing residential buildings in Germany. More