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‘I Swear I Will Be Ethical’: Why an Oath is Just a Start

Some 90,000 bankers in the Netherlands are now required to take an oath pledging integrity, an effort to help restore confidence in the financial industry. Other proposals are being considered in countries and industries where employees are being asked to publicly reaffirm their commitment to a code of conduct. Columnist Gael O’Brien says such oaths are fine but not enough; what’s needed is strong, consistent corporate leadership that shapes enduring ethical cultures.

Adding Value and Values to the MBA

When students return to campus in coming weeks, so will debate about the purpose of management education and the role of ethics. Columnist Gael O’Brien wonders whether current business leaders will support training new leaders in skills and competencies that support new models of business – or will it be simply business as usual?

Ethics Specialist Named Dean of Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School professor Nitin Nohria has been a faculty leader of the movement to adopt an MBA Oath, a voluntary pledge for graduating and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.”