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.

Corporations, Power & Citizenship: When Should CEOs speak as private citizens? - 17 September 2014

17 September 2014

The CEOs of major companies often enjoy an unrivaled position from which to assess the health and vitality of society.  Yet, for the most part, we see and hear CEOs only when advancing the interests of the corporation they lead.  So, what stops business leaders from expressing a personal view on issues of importance to the communities in which they live and work?  What are the risks and opportunities for a CEO to take off their corporate hat and speak simply as a citizen?


Ian Narev, CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia  
Dr Simon Longstaff, Executive Director The Ethics Centre

Settle back and watch this discussion with an interesting Q & A that presents some tough questions here