Although the four theories of financial institutions have their own individual significance and each theory clearly has a significant role to play. Each theory has been setup with a framework in mind and a need of the community in general. However, because of the diverse nature of financial institutions, each institution aligns its needs and objectives to one particular theory since each theory stands individually and all theories are mutually exclusive. After reading all the theories, one’s bound to be in a dilemma about which theory to apply for an individual institution since each theory is a standalone and caters to various aspects of a financial institution. After carefully analysing the theories, one is also forced to align the vision and mission of its financial institution as per the theory so that the messaging of the firm as a whole and the entire value proposition of the financial institution boils down to a single aim in terms of its performance, strategy, approach and commitment (Corbett & Spender, 2009).
As per the case of Macquarie Group, after carefully analysing the firm’s corporate social responsibility activities and its efforts in the field of innovation and thoughtful leadership, one cannot help but believe that the firm is totally committed to addressing community needs. Their ultimate motivation is to realize opportunities which are beneficial to their clients, their shareholders and also the people in general. For the Macquarie Group, the motivation behind undertaking CSR program is to address community needs. With this motivation behind every CSR effort, the Macquarie Group has undertaken various initiatives with a philanthropic approach. They are highly committed to the three pillars of success at their bank. Their primary aim is to help non-profit organizations and address the community needs at large. The performance and integral results of the Macquarie group are beyond doubt and non-questionable. They have been able to gain the highest level of trust and commitment from their clients, their stakeholders, their colleagues and the community at large (Boulstridge & Carrigan, 2000). The purpose of any strategy they implement at their firm is to realize a good opportunity which is beneficial to one and all and ultimately they provide the best services to their clients, the community in general, the stakeholders in particular and the society at large. The firm is totally committed to its endeavours. Also the firm believes in working with integrity. They have always taken decisions that they have been proud of. Also, they have the courage and integrity to own up their mistakes. Whenever something wrong has happened, they have the ability to walk the extra mile to make things work between the client and the business such that the business remains profitable and the client is also fully satisfied.