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As of 1 March 2021 The BFO has merged with The Ethics Centre. Please see our  press release for more details.

The Banking and Finance Oath is an initiative of The Ethics Centre Ltd.
Address: Level 2, Legion House, 161 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia.
ABN: 83 637 740 533


Cris Parker, Head of The Banking and Finance Oath

Cris Parker headshot

Cris heads up The Banking and Finance Oath, a pledge of integrity and commitment that aims to increase consideration of stakeholders and decision-making accountability by financial service professionals. It is a program she helped execute, and still oversees.  Cris also heads up The Ethics Alliance, a community of organisations across sectors that works to collaboratively shape the future of business ethics. Cris holds a degree in psychology, and in another life, founded a Manhattan theatre company, casting agency, and production studio.


The Oath

  • Trust is the foundation of my profession.
  • I will serve all interests in good faith.
  • I will compete with honour.
  • I will pursue my ends with ethical restraint.
  • I will help create a sustainable future.
  • I will help create a more just society.
  • I will speak out against wrongdoing and support others who do the same.
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions.

In these and all other matters;
My word is my bond.