For ease of use in this section, recent surveys and reports are organised according to the business ethics issue they address.
The IBE conducts an annual survey in conjunction with Ipsos MORI, which asks a representative sample of British adults about their views of ethics in business. The IBE has written a Briefing on the survey results click here to read>> The IBE also produces an annual Briefing that reviews surveys on business ethics issues released in the past year. These Briefings are available to download for FREE. Please click here to go to our Briefings page.
ILM & BITC asked business leaders and managers about their own values, the values of the organisations they work for and any ethical dilemmas they have faced in the workplace. This report explores the most effective ways to build, embed and display values in organisations across the UK.
This is the sixth annual Ethics & Compliance Leadership Survey Report. It spotlights what leaders from more than 180 companies identify as their biggest challenges and how they are rising to meet them. Ethics & Compliance leaders are increasingly seeing an ethical culture as key to driving long-term business value.
This report outlines the main findings of a PwC survey on ‘Tone at the Top’ in companies and the implications of this for developing an ethical organisational culture.
BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION
This report accompanies the annual update to the TI Global Corruption Barometer. Whilst business is not specifically mentioned these issues define the landscape which businesses may operate in, and highlight risks, by country, which businesses need to be aware of.
Second survey from CIOB into corruption in the construction industry. Respondents suggest that embedded cultural practices and the economic climate are the main reasons for the prevalence of corruption, noting squeezed tender margins and reduced workloads have pressurised some professionals into engaging in corruption as a means to survive.
This report presents the results of Ernst & Young's annual global fraud survey of business practices.
This report is Grant Thornton’s annual review of the annual reports of 296 of the UK’s FTSE 350 companies with years ending between June 2011 and April 2012. The review assesses compliance with the disclosure requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code, and the requirements for a business review as set out in s417 of the Companies Act 2006.
CORPORATE / NGO PARTNERSHIPS
This is the fourth in a series of annual surveys on partnerships between corporates and NGO’s. This edition draws on the experience of the 120 leading companies and NGOs who completed the C&E Survey, as well as insights from roundtable discussions held with senior corporate and NGO partnership practitioners. This year’s focus topic examined the extent to which companies and NGOs measure, evaluate and communicate the impact of their strategic partnerships.
CR / CSR / SUSTAINABILITY
This report is part of a multi-year programme of research into the sustainable organisation which explores how sustainability is affecting the role of the CFO. Leading finance chiefs are finding that sustainability can be a means for making better investment decisions, creating improved performance metrics, reducing costs and capturing more valuable data about the business.
GENERAL BUSINESS ETHICS
This is the third annual state of compliance report produced by PwC US. This year for the first time the survey was expanded to cover UK companies, as well as those based in the US. 780 senior executives responsible for the compliance programme responded to the survey.
Produced with Baker & McKenzie this report consolidates the results of an informational benchmarking survey of compliance and ethics professionals conducted in the late fall of 2012.
Published every two years, the National Business Ethics Survey is a study across the US of ethical practices and perceptions in the workplace.
The Annual Global Fraud Survey, commissioned by Kroll Advisory Solutions and carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit, polled 839 senior executives worldwide from a broad range of industries and functions in July and August 2012.
Survey asked over 3,000 board members, executives, managers and their teams across 36 countries about the nature of the level of pressure on today’s businesses. The survey shows that to find growth and improved performance in this environment, an alarming number appear to be comfortable with or aware of unethical conduct.
This report discusses reported fraud in the UK.
This survey is a focused NBES study of workers in the US who are on at least one social networking site. The awareness and opinions of these employees at all levels within companies were captured to reveal real-life views of what is happening within businesses and the ethics risks they face with respect to these workers.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT (SRI)
The aim of this 2012 report is to survey global investors to assess what changes, if any, there have been in the level of investment in emerging markets and in those ESG issues that interest responsible investors the most.
This report focuses on trends affecting individual responsible investment strategies and includes for the first time a brief review of the European impact investing market.
This report is an overall assessment of the adequacy of whistleblower protection laws of 27 member countries of the EU. It looks at a range of political, social and other factors that promote or discourage whistleblowing in the workplace, and that enable or inhibit the enactment of whilstleblower laws in EU countries.
The report presents the results of analysis over a five-year period on the reporting of incidents of misconduct.
This report presents findings of a PwC survey on speak up mechanisms in companies as part of a wider ethics programme.
This is the 13th annual Edelman survey on trust. Levels of trust in business, government and NGOs are measured in 25 countries across the world.
COUNTRY SPECIFIC SURVEYS
This is the third national business ethics survey that EthicsSA has conducted in the private sector in South Africa. It identifies the state of ethics in South African companies.
This report summarises Deloitte's survey results and presents the views of regulatory bodies, Transparency International and industry experts.
This report presents findings about the current situation surrounding bribery and corruption in India. Respondents were heads of companies, company secretaries, managers and legal counsel from Indian-based companies, MNCs based in India, and domestic companies.
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