Culture, Diversity and the Way Forward in Ireland’s Financial Sector

Central Bank Financial Regulation Supervision StaffThe Central Bank of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have hosted a joint conference to discuss culture and diversity in the financial services sector in Ireland.

Titled: “Culture, Diversity & the Way Forward for Corporate Governance in Ireland” the event took place 25 October 2018 in Trinity’s campus in Dublin.

The conference examined the Central Bank’s Review of Behaviour and Culture of the Irish Retail Banks and considered the lessons to draw from it for all firms in the financial services sector.

Published in July 2018, the Review found that banks in Ireland have "a distance to travel" in their efforts to create a consumer-focused organisational culture.

The event highlighted the contribution of this Review as well as other recent scholarship to our understanding of the role of culture and diversity in firms.

It also discussed possible tools financial services firms can use to improve their organisational culture and diversity to the benefit of their customers, employees and shareholders.

Paschal Donohue TD, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform opened the conference followed by three sessions on topics of culture and diversity.

The sessions comprised a keynote address and a panel discussion involving national and international stakeholders from across the financial spectrum.

Read the full conference agenda

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