The Oath Project is a unified hub for all of the efforts related to the mission of professionalizing management. The Oath Project is best described as a network of networks and is proud to be supported by a number of leading organizations in both the academic and professional space.
Our founding partners include: the UNGC, PRME, the Aspen Institute, the World Economic Forum, leading MBA programs, and Net Impact.
We are especially grateful to the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program for supporting the Oath Project during its earliest stage and to the Thunderbird School of Global Management for housing the project currently. To learn more about the efforts of our partners, please click on the links below.The Oath Project is a unified hub for all of the efforts related to the mission of professionalizing management. The Oath Project is best described as a network of networks and is proud to be supported by a number of leading organizations in both the academic and professional space. Our founding partners include: the UNGC, PRME, the Aspen Institute, the World Economic Forum, leading MBA programs, and Net Impact. We are especially grateful to the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program for supporting the Oath Project during its earliest stage and to the Thunderbird School of Global Management for housing the project currently. To learn more about the efforts of our partners, please click on the links below.
weforum-logo The World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Based in Cologny, Geneva, best known for its annual meeting in Davos, a mountain resort in Graubünden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland.
The meeting brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world, including health and the environment. In addition to its meetings, the foundation produces a series of research reports and engages its members in sector specific initiatives.aspen The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
The Business and Society program (BSP) is dedicated to developing leaders for a sustainable global society.Through dialogues and path-breaking research, they create opportunities for executives and educators to explore new pathways to sustainability and values-based leadership. BSP employs research and dialogue among business leaders to build a sustainable global society. It targets innovators and works with business managers at all levels, from MBA students to Fortune 500 CEOs.
Among its signature programs are Beyond Grey Pinstripes (a global data base and report card on MBA business education), CasePlace.org (teaching resources for business educators), and the Corporate Values Strategy Group (a forum for business leaders to promote change in policy and business practice in pursuit of long-term value creation).images United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices.
As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With over 7,000 signatories in more than 135 countries, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative.Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) provide an engagement framework to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. The Principles are inspired by internationally accepted values such as the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century. Net Impact
Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Spanning six continents, their membership makes up one of the most influential networks of professionals and students in existence today. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in CSR, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.mbaoath MBA Oath
The MBA oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” Started by a group of Harvard students, this non-profit’s mission is to facilitate a widespread movement of MBAs who aim to lead in the interests of the greater good and who have committed to living out the principles articulated in the oath.thunderbird Thunderbird and The Lincoln Center for Ethics in Global Management
As an institutional center of Global Citizenship at Thunderbird, the Lincoln Center is involved in all campus activities related to ethics, corporate social responsibility and the creation of sustainable economic prosperity worldwide. These efforts include academic program development and coursework, research and public outreach as well as support for student-led initiatives.
If companies can rely on the integrity of their managers, they need not be concerned with the devastation that ethical collapses could cause.
This is particularly important at Thunderbird because our graduates enter a global environment. The longer distances, combined with cultural differences, make it vital that companies be able to rely on the integrity of their remotely located managers. The Lincoln Center Mission is dedicated to instilling the value of ethics and global citizenship in all Thunderbird graduates. The Lincoln Center hopes that the denomination of “Thunderbird” be synonymous with highest levels of integrity and character worldwide.index Association of Business Professionals in Management
The Association of Professionals in Business Management (APBM) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to quantify and certify business acumen. APBM accomplishes its mission through offering proprietary business education programs for all men and women looking to develop their business acumen, regardless of life stage.
Ethics and corporate accountability are components of every ABPM course. Our vision is to define global business acumen with programs that are cost-effective, time-efficient, and of exceptional quality. APBM partners with education firms, colleges, corporations, and publishing firms to deliver these programs.weforum-logo The WEF’s Forum of Young Global Leaders
The Forum of Young Global Leaders (“the YGL”) is a unique multi-stakeholder community of exceptional young leaders that shares a commitment to shaping the global leader. Each year the World Economic Forum identifies 100-200 extraordinary individuals, drawn from every region of the world. Together, they form a powerful international community that can dramatically impact global future. Since the beginning of the Oath movement, the YGL Oath Initiative have taken the lead in drafting the text of the Oath, holding workshops to road-test the implementation and implications of the Oath, and pro-actively encourage leaders to give their support to this initiative.