The BFO invites future leaders in finance to be ambassadors for ethics

Wednesday 17 March, 2021
by The Banking and Finance Oath

The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) has today announced applications are now open for its 2021-2022 Young Ambassador Program. The Program encourages and supports students and graduates to adopt a strong ethical foundation as they begin their careers in the banking and finance industry.

Recognising students as the future leaders of the banking and finance industry, each year The BFO selects up to seven students, graduates and young people new to the industry, who demonstrate a commitment to ethics in banking and finance.

This is an opportunity for individuals with strong ethical principles and integrity to assert themselves, reflect on what they want to stand for as a future leader, and consider how they can contribute to the betterment of the industry going forward.

The Young Ambassadors Program offers the opportunity for young people to participate in a 12-month program, including training and development, exposure to industry leaders, full access to The BFO events and a chance to connect with an elder of the industry.

Head of The Banking and Finance Oath Cris Parker, said, “The BFO provides young people with an opportunity to unite, not just in terms of where but also how they choose to work as professionals.

“While the Program provides value to the individuals through the offerings and challenges, it also creates an opportunity for these young industry professionals to lead. The BFO is working with universities to drive awareness of the Program and encourage students who are passionate about upholding strong ethical values as they embark on their career”, said Ms Parker.

The BFO is an initiative founded by industry leaders and part of The Ethics Centre. The Oath contains a set of commitments that individuals can adopt and apply as personal principles in their work.

For more information and to apply online, visit


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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.

The Vision

A banking and finance industry that meets the community’s needs and has its full confidence thereby fulfilling its integral role in society.