Ensuring ethical practice.

The Code of Ethics includes principles and guidelines for members to maintain a high level of professionalism within their roles on advisory boards and as a member.

The Code of Ethics framework includes a publicly available Code of Ethics Statement.

Our guiding principles.

PURPOSE

This Code of Ethics Statement is intended to provide clarity for the Advisory Board Centre members over expectations, the spirit of relationships and a guideline to problem-solving during member involvement in advisory boards. A role in supporting and contributing to an organisation’s advisory board requires careful consideration in upholding the reputation of the organisation as well as individual professionals. In advisory roles, decisions are not made by advisors, ensuring practitioners treat others with respect. From the way practitioners work in the boardroom, to discussions with management, other advisors and networks – personal ethics are always a consideration.

IT’S DOING THE RIGHT THING

No guideline can address every issue or situation. It is not a substitute for good judgement, transparent communication and proper business conduct. The strength of the advisory board is the strength of the collective knowledge and sharing of relevant experience.

WORKING WITH THE ADVISORY BOARD CENTRE

  • Avoiding conflict of interest with other advisors and organisations that individuals are associated with
  • Honouring the organisation’s right to choose advisors that meet their need
  • Managing relationships respectfully
  • Participating in transparent communication

CODE OF ETHICS STATEMENT

The Code of Ethics is in line with the ABF101: Advisory Board Best Practice Framework™ for advisors. Each principle is addressed within the Ethics Guidelines Resources on the members-only website.

  • Clarity of Scope

    Commitment
    Social Responsibility
    Promote Ethical Business
    Practice

  • measurement

    Focus on Impact
    Monitor and Review
    Boundaries

  • structure and discipline

    Meet Obligations
    Professional Behaviour
    Community Relationships

  • independence

    Role Clarity
    Doing the Right Thing

  • fit for purpose

    Maintain Competence
    Respecting Others & Diversity
    Ongoing Development