As many of you know, the Lokey Net Impact team has been workingwith on bringing the Oath Project to the Lokey GSB. In conjunction with soon-to-be grads as well as first year students from the MBA, MBA/MA in Ed. Leadership, and MPP/MBA programs, we have customized The Oath to reflect the unique culture of the school and values of the students.
We proudly present the Lokey GSB Oath (fondly known as the “LIL Oath”).
The Lokey GSB Oath
As a reflective leader I recognize my role in society. My purpose is to serve people with integrity and manage resources to create shared economic and social value. My decisions affect the well-being of individuals inside and outside my organization, today and tomorrow.Therefore, I promise that, to the best of my ability:
- I will manage with loyalty and care, and will not advance my personal interests at the expense of my organization or society.
- I will act with transparency, diligence, and ethical responsibility to uphold the laws and contracts governing my conduct and that of myorganization
- I will refrain from corruption, unfair competition, or business practices harmful to society.
- I will respect the human rights and dignity of all people, and I will oppose discrimination and exploitation.
- I will safeguard the health of the planet and the needs of future generations.
- I will report the performance and risks of my organization accurately and honestly.
- I will invest in developing myself and others, helping the management profession continue to advance and create sustainable and inclusive prosperity.
- In exercising my professional duties according to these principles, I recognize that my behavior must set an example of integrity, eliciting trust and esteem from those I serve. I will remain accountable to my peers, to myself, and to society for my actions and for upholding these standards.
This oath I make freely, and upon my honor.
While we do not claim that the Lokey GSB Oath represents every student in these programs, we believe it captures the values of the school, which many of us chose because of its emphasis on socially responsible business practices.
Our first step in adopting the Oath at the LIL GSB is to incorporate a signing ceremony of new and recent grads as well as faculty that are so inclined. Moving forward, future Lokey Net Impact leaders will work with faculty and students to facilitate regular discourse on the meaning and value of the Oath and its adoption within the management profession, and to incorporate the Oath into the curriculum.
We hope that in the coming semesters, you will participate in the conversation around the Oath and help shape it and its legacy here at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business.
If you have any questions about the Oath Project or the Lokey GSB Oath, please feel free to ask anyone on the current Net Impact leadership team (Jesse Biringer, Dana Maralason, Michelle Peterson, Kristin Gaspar, Elizabeth Judge, or Neveen Acero).
Many thanks go out to Alison Ross, Alexandra Holy, Daniel McDonnell, Emeline Contreras, Hazel Jay, Hernando Buitrago, Marcella Diaz-Engmann, Wes McGaughey, Professor Ed Quevedo, Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands, and Erika Adams for helping to launch this initiative. The entire Net Impact team is grateful for their help and for the support of the Dean and Faculty.