Creating a sustainable future: Grameen’s model is not a hand-out, but a hand-up

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An executive high-flyer who spent her first years on the poverty-stricken streets of Manila has told how she walked away from corporate life – as she felt like a fraud. Though Kat Dunn, who will be speaking at The BFO Crossroads Conference next month next month, is now back – this time a chief executive. […]

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The Banking and Finance Royal Commission: Will this time be different?

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The imputations of Commissioner Kenneth Hayne’s final report on the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry were blistering. The Banking and Finance industry are led and staffed by the greedy who are more than willing and able to exploit the needy. The industries’ systems are fine-tuned to measure profit – […]

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To the young people of banking and finance: Please seize the opportunity and break the shackles of conformity

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To my mind, Kenneth Hayne was to the banking and finance industry what a building surveyor is to a rickety house. He ripped off the gleaming cladding to reveal cracked foundations, some rotten beams and a few broken tiles that let in the rain. But he did more. He also afforded us a glimpse of […]

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Royal Commission highlights importance of individual accountability

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The Board of The Banking and Finance Oath (The BFO) welcomes Commissioner Hayne’s focus on honesty and individual accountability in the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. In the Report, Commissioner Hayne emphasises the need for institutions and staff in the financial services industry to […]

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