What would be your response if I told you that the 5th largest Australian Bank was:
- So innovative it’s model is being exporting its model across the world,
- So good it’s been awarded as the most ethical, reputable, innovative and best for business, and
- So committed to creating shared value towards a 100-year vision that it’s donated more than $130 million back to local communities in which it operates?
I’ve been a voluntary Director of my local Bendigo Bank branch for a few years, and I still get surprised at what a remarkable organisation it is. Recently attending my first National Conference with 700 fellow Directors from 300 branches made me even more passionate about the Bendigo Bank model. Throughout the conference I enjoyed the sense of shared vision, culture, and of being part of something remarkable. There were four themes from the conference that I count as reasons for Bendigo being the most surprising Bank in Australia.