Why August?

why august?

The industry has reached out and asked us to bring The Banking and Finance Oath into focus, so we have moved to an annual renewal month in August. We chose August because for some it starts with a banker's holiday, and it seems a good day to ask individuals to self-reflect on the personal values they bring to their roles and how they can contribute to the positive impact their organisation has on society.

The good news is, if you have already taken The Oath this year then your renewal will automatically be extended to August 2023.  What we are asking you to do is look beyond your commitment and encourage others to reflect on their values and join you.

Ethical awareness relates to a person's ability to:

  • recognise the negative consequences that a given situation will have on others
  • question themselves about the issue
  • discuss the dilemma with others
  • act on the decision
Let's Take The Oath together in August to continue to strengthen The BFO community and shape our industry.

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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.