Our BEN group provides a confidential forum for the promotion of good practice and the sharing of common challenges in the implementation of an effective organisational commitment to ethics in organisations with more than 250 employees.

Corporate ethics roles can be lonely places and our communities are considered by participants to be valuable safe spaces where peer-to-peer learning can take place through the sharing of experiences and stories. Through the IBE, many have found a friendly ear or an encouraging challenge to help them take their programmes to the next level.

Conversations with this network also contribute significantly to the IBE's work programme by informing our priorities for future discussions, research, publications and events.

The network is made up of up to three named E&C practitioners at our Supporter organisations with more than 250 employees.


What are they?

Our network meetings, which happen regularly throughout the year, are the pillars around which the community is built. These invitation-only events are usually focused on a specific topic and are led by a member or members of the network who candidly share their experience and pose probing questions for group discussion.

All network meetings are hosted and facilitated under the Chatham House Rule by the IBE.

Who are they for?

These meetings are both practioner-led and practitioner-focused, with invitations only extended to those responsible for the ethics and compliance programme in their organisation (which must have more than 250 employees). Invitees are, however, free to recommend alternates / subject-matter experts from their organisation to attend either with them, or in their place.

Why attend?

Network meetings are a unique opportunity to join the conversation to discuss the challenges, issues and successes of embedding ethical values within your organisation, with your peers.

2024 meeting dates: 

17 Jan - Making sure third parties behave ethically (online)

21 Feb - Tone from the top: engaging leaders (online)

17 Apr - Managing conflicts of interest (in-person)

08 May - Improving accessibility of codes through digitalisation (online)

06 Jun - Embedding speak up culture (in-person)

10 Jul - Communicating Ethical Values (online)

11 Sep -  Vexatious speak up

09 Oct - Making the most of our future leaders (online)

06 Nov - Dealing with structural change (in-person)

04 Dec - TBC