Notre Dame features at Australia’s top Banking and Wealth Summit

26 March 2019

IES director advocates greater focus on ethical awareness

The Director of Notre Dame University’s Institute of Ethics & Society Dr John Rees today (Tuesday, March 26) delivers a key presentation to Australia’s top bankers and financiers at the premier Banking & Wealth Summit 2019.

Hosted by the Australian Financial Review in Sydney, this year’s two-day summit has attracted the top names in the nation’s financial circles, including high-level executives from the ‘big four’ banks, former New South Wales Premier Mike Baird from NAB, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen, Anna Bligh, CEO of the Australian Banking Association and James Shipton, Chair of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Speaking at the Summit’s afternoon INSIGHTS session, Dr Rees explores “The social license and its potential”

The speech briefly considers key areas for developing an ethics-oriented understanding of financial institutions and their social location, reimagining the importance that such institutions have in the building of a cohesive and prosperous nation.

“At Notre Dame’s Institute for Ethics & Society we believe that institutions can prosper in the new age of social accountability,” said Dr Rees, commenting on the report from the recent Royal Commission into misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry which has thrown the spotlight on the growing need for greater ethical awareness across the entire sector.

“Drawing on leading academic research in applied ethics, we work with organisations across society to foster greater ethical awareness at all levels of professional life,” he added.

For further information on the Profession Ethics Training Packages and Fellowship and collaborative research opportunities offered by the University’s IES please follow the link: Profession Ethics Training Packages.


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