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.
Dennis draws on his expeiences in the banking industry to suggest caution when exploring the VW case - "The regulatory impasse has not only resulted in excessive bureaucracy, but more concerning it risks creating an approach to ethics that is rooted in compliance. This “compliance culture” does not build the capacity for good decision making. Rather, it becomes a crutch that practitioners and leaders use to ensure they are doing the “right” thing. Ethical reasoning is delegated to the rule book, and keeping the regulators happy is prioritized over reflection and thought, the hallmarks of ethical practice."

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