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29
Nov
16
Posted by:
Clare Payne, Director The Banking and Finance Oath

Snowflakes amongst the permafrost

What role do middle=management play in creating ethical work cultures?

People often view human behaviour in one of two ways. They either see humans as motivated, almost purely, by self-interest or they believe we are inherently humane creatures, concerned for others.
The world abounds with examples of the former (self-interest), particularly in the business world and even more so in banking and finance. I remain hopeful however that more of us operate according to the latter. 
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11
Nov
16
Posted by:
Clare Payne, Director The Banking and Finance Oath

Word Clash - A look at Sustainability, ESG and ‘Ethical’ Investing

Clare Payne, a lawyer that also studied journalism at University has always had a thing for words. Perhaps it is no surprise that I am now a Director of The Banking and Finance Oath, a Hippocratic-type oath for the finance sector that through the careful selection of words promotes ethical principles.

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29
Jul
16
Posted by:
Clare Payne, Director The Banking and Finance Oath

Limited Language - Blind Spots

How the language we use at work can undermine the very cultures we wish to create.

As the banking and finance industry is increasingly held to account by the public, and regulators attempt to grapple with how to best manage risk, the consideration of the role of language in both creating and undermining ethical work cultures is essential.
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