Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) organized its flagship event, the Annual Business Ethics Conference, BEACON on March 12th, 2021, at OAT, LIBA. This year’s topic was “Ethics of Leadership during the Pandemic”. Rev. Dr. C. Joe Arun, SJ, Director, LIBA, delivered the welcome address and the concept note, and set the tone for the evening’s proceedings highlighting the significance of the event to LIBA along with another flagship event INSIGHT. He stated that both these events reflect LIBA’s motto – Excellence with Ethics. The event was graced by Rev. Dr. Francis P. Xavier, SJ, Rector, Loyola College Institutions, who gave an orientation on ethics, especially during the times of pandemic. In his speech laced with thought provoking insights, he threw light on some questionable ethical practices of the industry, especially the healthcare industry, and urged the budding managers to travel the path of ethics.
The honorable guests of the day were Mr. Arjun Ananth, CEO Medall Healthcare Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Sujith Kumar, AVP and HR Business Leader, Infosys Ltd and Founder, Maatram Foundation.
Mr. Arjun Ananth provided insights into the topic ‘Did healthcare really care during the pandemic?’ and shared his experiences on how his company Medall healthcare, followed ethical practices during the crisis. Mr. Sujith Kumar explored the topic ‘Did Information Technology connect with the people ethically?’ He threw light on ethical practices of his organization, Infosys. He also shared how Maatram foundation helped students from the underprivileged sections to pursue their education. He also threw light on how IT enabled the students to follow their classes during the pandemic and how Maatram foundation helped in their pursuit. This was followed by an engaging question-and-answer session where the students interacted with the industry leaders. The event ended with the sharing of the reflective learning of the day by two students.