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22
May
16
Posted by:
Professor David R. Gallagher, CEO Centre for International Finance and Regulation

Integrity - the fundamental pillar of business culture

Do companies exist solely to advance the interests of their shareholders, or do they have a broader social obligation? Professor David R Gallagher recognises that this question has been debated since the advent of the limited liability company in the seventeenth century and explores why a question that previously remained largely confined within a scholarly domain has recently become an issue of mainstream social concern. 
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22
May
16
Posted by:
Jessica Ellerm, Partner Development Manager, Tyro Payments and active fin tech blogger.

Entrepreneurial talent is not the prerogative of the wealthy

Today, starting a business often requires getting a loan. Yet more often than not, getting a loan requires some form of collateral as security. As traditional types of security like the family home become further out of reach for the incoming generation of entrepreneurs, how will our traditional approach to lending need to change?
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22
May
16
Posted by:
Trent Moy, Senior Consultant, The Ethics Centre and Director of Halide Pty Ltd

The Banking and Finance Oath should not be necessary

Ironically, it seems like one of the ethical issues faced by people in the banking and finance industry is whether or not to take The Banking and Finance Oath (BFO).  Trent identifies two central dilemmas.  Firstly, that the Oath is taken with the right motivation or intent; and secondly, whether or not The BFO will actually have a positive effect – on the individual and on the wider industry.
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