“Our financial institutions are deeply interwoven in the fabric of society. They play a role that no other sector plays in supporting the livelihood and success of individuals and businesses.
If we are to reinforce the international competitiveness of the City of London, and its long standing reputation for fair dealing, we must learn from past failures and respond to changing public expectations.
The City Values Forum helps organisations to ‘raise the bar’ by taking action at all levels. Starting with the board, ‘Governing Values’ helps directors to shape their own thinking, in the light of others’ experience, recognising that all organisations are different”
Richard Sermon MBE
EMBEDDING INTEGRITY - BUILDING TRUST
SETTING THE TONE FROM THE TOP
“Purpose and values require leadership from the top since they involve both strategy and example. They are critical to the success and sustainability of any major enterprise today.”
“The chairman must take responsibility for setting the ‘tone from the top’ – otherwise it becomes the tone from halfway down which just doesn’t have the same impact.”
“The City’s reputation for integrity and solid values remains key to the continued success of the UK’s financial and business services sector and enhances its competitiveness in world markets.”
“It is not just the business you do but the way you do the business that makes such a difference and it is the way that chairmen conduct themselves that sets the example.”
RESPONSE TO BANKING STANDARDS REVIEW Please click hereto download City Values Forum’s response
Chairman of the Banking Standards Review, Sir Richard addressed our conference at The Mansion House about banking standards.