Fostering a Community of Ethical Commerce
Corruption is defined as the abuse of entrusted power.
The perils of corruption are not only debilitating towards a country's GDP, but it robs citizens of the ability to live a prosperous life. The corruption perception index of 2018 illustrates how corruption remains cancerous around the world.
Corruption is everywhere. According to the 2017 Corruptions Perceptions Index, 120 countries and territories out of 180 ranked 50 or lower out of 100 on a scale that indicates the perceived level of corruption, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is clean. Unfortunately these statistics have remained relatively static for years.
Merriam-Webster defines a Pledge as someone who commits to "a binding promise or agreement to do or forbear". An IEJL pledge reads and accepts the "IEJL Oath of Ethical Commerce".
College students, those who have graduated within 6 years with any degree, and anyone interested in developing a culture of ethical commerce.
An IEJL Pledge will be able to participate in the IEJL Awards Program, IEJL Job Connect, and IEJL Chapter events.
There is no cost to become a Pledge and no cost to participate in most of the Pledge programs.