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What's new in the knowledge hub...

Ethics and Section 172: key questions for informed board decision-making

Publication type: Board briefing

Ethics and Section 172: key questions for informed board decision-making

The aim of this Board Briefing is to help companies benefit from the new reporting obligation, and to encourage them to go beyond legal requirements. It is intended to convince companies to reflect their values in decision-making and report on what they have done to define and embed appropriate standards of conduct across the organisation.

19 Feb 2020

IBE launches Ethics and Section 172 Board Briefing

IBE news

IBE launches Ethics and Section 172 Board Briefing

Directors need to embrace the benefits of new reporting requirements, advises new report by Institute of Business Ethics.

19 Feb 2020

Now is the right time to look at your culture

Blog

Now is the right time to look at your culture

Ethical failures in business continue to happen with depressing regularity. Unfortunately, many organisations are only spurred to look at their culture and take the steps to embed ethical values at the heart of their decision making after things have gone badly wrong and customers, shareholders and colleagues have suffered as a result. 

05 Feb 2020

Business Ethics in the News 2019

Publication type: Business ethics briefing

Business Ethics in the News 2019

This briefing provides an overview of the ethical concerns and lapses that were recorded by the IBE in its monitoring of media coverage in 2019. It gives an overview of which sectors and issues related to business ethics were most covered in the news. For 2019, we have recorded a total of 361 different stories involving lapses of companies with a UK presence.

29 Jan 2020

 

Next events and training...

Managing Business Ethics

Managing Business Ethics

This one day training course, facilitated by the IBE covers a breadth of topics, essential for those thinking practically about business ethics.

Business Ethics Network (BEN) Meeting

Business Ethics Network (BEN) Meeting

BEN meetings provide a confidential forum for the sharing of both good practice and any challenges faced in implementing an effective ethics programme.

Professional Bodies' Business Ethics Network (ProfBEN) Meeting

Professional Bodies' Business Ethics Network (ProfBEN) Meeting

ProfBEN meetings provide a confidential forum for the sharing of both good practice and any challenges faced in encouraging professional ethics.

Business Ethics Network (BEN) Meeting

Business Ethics Network (BEN) Meeting

BEN meetings provide a confidential forum for the sharing of both good practice and any challenges faced in implementing an effective ethics programme.