Highlights of the 2021 BFO Young Ambassador Awards

Thursday 24 June 2021
by The Banking and Finance Oath
On Wednesday 2 June, Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia presented the 2021 BFO Young Ambassador Awards.

Young Ambassador Graduate Project

Thursday 3 June 2021
by 2020 BFO Young Ambassadors
The project delivered by the 2020 Young Ambassadors saw the group produce a short film with the intention of being shown to graduates entering financial services. They interviewed a number of senior industry leaders to get their take on what The BFO means to them and how they keep ethics at the forefront.

Global Ethics Day

Global Ethics Day is an opportunity for organisations and individuals to explore the role of ethics in business and society. Carnegie Council’s Global Ethics Day takes place on the third Wednesday of every October. The seventh annual Global Ethics Day (#GlobalEthicsDay2020) is on October 21, 2020.

BFO Young Ambassadors interview the Regulators

Monday 31 August 2020
by The Banking + Finance Oath
In this short video, BFO Young Ambassadors interview APRA Chair Wayne Byres and ASIC Chair James Shipton on the importance of the Oath, individual accountability and the role young people can play in driving positive change in financial services.

Introduction to The Banking and Finance Oath

Tuesday 23 June 2020
by The Banking + Finance Oath
Made in collaboration with The University of NSW, this video introduces The Banking and Finance Oath and its purpose. Hear from young people and industry leaders alike on why they support this important ethics initiative.

Applying an ethical lens: The 2017 BFO Conference

Wednesday 5 July 2017
The inaugural Banking and Finance Oath conference placed an ethical lens over a number of areas within the industry that are challenged with complex decision making and potential conflicts of interest.

The 2019 BFO Conference

Thursday 8 August 2019
by The Banking + Finance Oath and FINSIA
Financial Services is at a crossroads. The Banking and Finance Oath invited current and future leaders to be part of the discussion, to think critically about how they can ethically navigate those crossroads, at their Conference on Thursday 8 August 2019.

Young Ambassador Program-Experience

Thursday 28 February 2019
by The Banking + Finance Oath
The Young Ambassador Program encourages and supports students and graduates to adopt a strong ethical foundation as they begin their careers in the banking and finance industry.

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.