What We Stand For

At Macquarie our purpose and principles guide our actions. These form part of our Code of Conduct, which sets out the way our people are expected to do business.

Our purpose

Empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our purpose represents why we exist and what we do. We believe that by empowering people - our colleagues, clients, communities, shareholders and partners – we will achieve our shared potential.

Empowering young people to build a better future

Advancing Europe’s circular economy ambitions

Innovating to help change the way small businesses bank in Australia

Helping clients meet their net zero and broader sustainability goals

Enhancing digital connectivity for local communities

Our principles

Macquarie’s purpose is enabled by three long-held principles that explain how we do business.


We seek to identify opportunity and realise it for our clients, communities, partners, shareholders and our people. We start with real knowledge and skill.

We encourage innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit balanced with operational discipline. 

We support our people to learn, achieve and succeed. Our success is built on this.

We value the opportunity to be part of the Macquarie team, actively seeking out and respecting different ways of thinking and the contribution of others.


With opportunity, comes accountability.

We are accountable for all our actions, to our stakeholders and each other. We do not compromise our standards.

We take responsibility for our actions and everything we say and do is on the record. We analyse and manage risk, and we make decisions we are proud of and that stand the test of time.


We act honestly and fairly. We honour our promises.

We earn the trust of our stakeholders through the quality of our work and our high ethical standards.

We have the courage to speak up when we make a mistake or see something that doesn’t seem right.

Code of Conduct

To learn more about What We Stand For, read our Code of Conduct.

The Code of Conduct is regularly reviewed and updated.