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This report presents the findings of LRN's fourth annual Ethics and Compliance Leadership survey, which involved E & C Leaders from 107 companies across the world.
This survey provides evidence of the positive impact of having women in senior management and board-level positions, as well as identifying some of the challenges women face in reaching these positions.
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.
This short report outlines the findings of a study into the impact that women can have on corporate sustainability. The study investigated 1,500 companies across three main categories - environmental, social and governance (ESG).
BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION
This survey of general counsels and senior executives explores what companies are doing to deal with bribery and corruption.
This survey of 276 executives assesses how companies are managing their efforts to prevent corrupt practices in their operations around the world and ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
This report summarises Deloitte's survey results and presents the views of regulatory bodies, Transparency International and industry experts.
This report presents the results of Ernst & Young's annual global fraud survey of business practices.
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. KPMG, Global Anti-Bribery and Corruption Survey, 2011
This report presents the results of a survey of 214 executives in the US and UK in charge of anti-bribery and corruption in their organisation.
This report provides insights into the many and varied challenges and trends facing Anti-Money Laundering teams.
The TRACE Global Enforcement Report 2011 provides an updated summary of international anti-bribery enforcement trends based on the cases and investigations tracked in the online TRACE Compendium.
BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
This report presents research on the relationship between the public as consumers, business, and climate change.
This report presents McKinsey’s findings on the increasingly poignant relationship between business and the environment, with a particular focus on the issue of biodiversity, and what this means for companies’ CR programmes, risk management, and business strategy.
The 2009 report on this biennial survey is the sixth in a series of reports that began in 1994. The 2009 survey provides longitudinal data on ethics in the American workplace, based on employee experiences. A number of supplementary reports which focus on more specific issues have also been produced.
This annual report discusses the findings of a review of corporate governance disclosure practices in the FTSE350.
CORPORATE / NGO PARTNERSHIPS
This survey is the first in a series of annual surveys on partnerships between corporates and NGOS, a highly topical issue. The survey explores current practice, and identifies trends and drivers for such partnerships. The report is based largely on responses from an online survey of practitioners from 114 leading Companies and NGOs engaged in cross-sector partnership.
CR / CSR
This report presents findings from research on how company annual reports address corporate responsibility in the organisation.
This report, based on a sample of over 650 companies, examines how companies incorporate corporate responsibility programmes into their business.
This report looks at the situation faced by ethnic minority groups when entering the labour market, and when attempting to develop their professional careers. The survey results help identify some of the challenges for employers and provides recommendations for relevant parties such as the UK government.
GENERAL BUSINESS ETHICS
This report uses evidence from 15 million employee ethics and compliance programme course records, gathered between 2006 and 2009.KPMG, Ethics and Compliance Annual Report, 2010
This report explores the concepts of ethics, integrity, and culture in the context of the organisation.
Published every two years, the National Business Ethics Survey is a study across the US of ethical practices and perceptions in the workplace.
This report outlines Ernst & Young’s findings from their 11th annual Global Fraud survey. The survey was conducted across 36 countries and respondents were those responsible for tackling fraud in their company, with more than 85% being either CFOs or head of the internal audit, legal or compliance functions.Ernst & Young, European Fraud Survey: Recovery, Regulation and Integrity, 2011
This report outlines Ernst & Young's findings from their annual European Fraud survey. The results suggest that while there has been an increased focus on compliance in the last five years, some companies still don’t see the benefits. KPMG, Who is the Typical Fraudster? KPMG Analysis of Global Patterns of Fraud, 2011
This report develops a profile of a 'typical fraudster', based on an analysis of 348 actual fraud investigations conducted by KPMG member firms in 69 countries.
This report explores a series of fraud and regulation-related issues both to highlight specific concerns and to provide a better idea of the proper breadth of a strategic response to fraud.
This report discusses reported fraud in the UK.
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 presents findings of a PwC survey on speak up mechanisms in companies as part of a wider ethics programme.
This report presents the results of a survey conducted in September 2012 of ethics and compliance officers, human resources, internal auditors, legal counsel, and other senior executives, on their experiences of retaliation in the workplace.
The report presents the results of analysis over a five-year period on the reporting of incidents of misconduct.
This survey was conducted to provide insights into the sustainability agenda for the next decade. There were over 1000 respondents - CEOs, business leaders, members of civil society and academic experts from a range of industries and from across the world.
This report is the eighth of an annual survey that has run since 2003. 253 buyside firms from 20 countries took part. The report identifies trends in socially responsible investment and the relationship between this and the sustainability agenda.
This is the 12th annual Edelman survey on trust. Levels of trust in business, government and NGOs are measured in 25 countries across the world.
This study, conducted on behalf of the Charity Commission, explores public trust in charities and makes comparisons with public trust in other organisations, over time.
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