Dominika Czyz

Dominika Czyz

Dominika is a student at Warsaw School of Economics, Poland working towards her Bachelor degree in Economics ( As a member of oikos Warsaw ( she has been involved in various projects devoted to sustainable economics and management and most recently chosen a coordinator of "Energysavers" promoting efficient use of energy. Dominika's key interests include applied microeconomics and game theory. Nevertheless, she enjoys widening her knowledge of problems concerning macro scale such as questions on economic growth and sustainable development. While not working as a volunteer in NGO-s organizing social and cultural events, she enjoys writing, reading and listening to music. Her greatest passions include travelling, history and Medieval art.

Recent Posts

Common action to improve Common Agricultural Policy

Dominika Czyz is an alumni reporter and reports from the 6th European Organic Congress: Organic and high nature value farming shaping future food systems, 17-18 April, 2012, Copenhagen.

I believe in “the power of words”. If I were to choose a key word to describe the 6th European Organic Congress in Copenhagen, I would choose a circle. Not because of the circle being a symbol for perfection though. I have never managed to draw a perfect circle and believe nothing is perfect. Nevertheless, the struggle for perfection already creates a chance for improvement.

Building Inclusive Business brick by brick

Dominika Czyz reports from the oikos FutureLab 2011, 14-15 November, St Gallen Switzerland. Have you ever seen the Great Pyramid of Giza? Impressive, isn’t it? Would you believe it consists of almost 2,5 mln blocks? Striking though the number is, the 2,5 million pales by the comparison with 2,5 billion.

Business-sandcastles washing away

Dominika Czyz reports from the oikos FutureLab 2011, 14-15 November, St Gallen Switzerland. Business today is like a castle made of sand, said Joanna Hafenmayer, Sustainability Officer at Microsoft Switzerland during oikos FutureLab workshops. The old business model of ever greater consumption, with growth at any price may fall apart easily. It is only the companies that reduce environmental impact while increasing social and economic impacts that will survive tomorrow. Business may succeed only by accelerating the transition to a sustainable future.

The Bio-Economy Guide


At the beginning, I would like to ask you a simple question: What is economics? What would you answer? Would you tell me that economics is a science that describes production, consumption and distribution? Correct! Yet, there is another answer that I would like to hear: economics is a science that describes the life in the world of unlimited needs and limited (natural) resources.

China counters “‘Ending Better than Mending’ idea”

I believe in miracles. I witnessed economy miracle in 2011: China surpassed Japan and became second to the United States with prospectof being second to none.  In the future I would like to witness an environmental miracle: China,  the largest contaminator and generator of waste, showing the world the route to sustainable development. Thanks to Dr Zhu Dajian, my hope has emerged. The population of China has reached 1,3 billion, 22% of the world’s total.

Mountain of greed vs environmental balance

Ask yourself two important questions: Is the quality of my life better than the life of my grandparents? Will the life of my grandchildren be better than mine? Although the first one can be answered without hesitation, the second one may cause puzzlement. Both were directed towards the audience of the World Resources Forum by Prof. Mohan Munasinghe and both were to deal with the human’s inborn greed: for development and for natural resources. The main disease from which our generation is suffering from is the greed: borrowing from the future changes the world for worse.