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What is doing business ethically? 

Doing business ethically... makes for better business

A better business is one which enhances the lives of its stakeholders: by being a great place to work; by treating suppliers with respect and paying on time; by marketing responsibly; by reporting transparently; by minimising impacts to the environment; by considering its tax obligations.

A better business is also more sustainable in the long term: by reducing reputation and integrity risks; attracting top talent; increasing brand loyalty; enhancing shared value. A more trustworthy organisation is a more secure one.

Access a wealth of information and gain insight from a wide range of resources from the IBE Knowledge Hub to help you build a better, more trustworthy, organisation.

 

Key topics

Not sure what to search for? Here are some of our key resources to get you started

 

Anti-bribery & corruption
Anti-bribery & corruption

Organisations should be committed to a zero tolerance policy on bribery.

Corporate governance
Corporate governance

The board has the ultimate responsibility for the culture of the organisation.

Fair competition
Fair competition

Competition is an essential market driver, but competitive advantage should only be by fair and lawf ...

Human rights
Human rights

Every human being has a right to be treated with dignity and respect.

Pay
Pay

Fairness in pay is a key ethical issue. Those at the top can be perceived to be paid excessively, an ...

Speak up
Speak up

The freedom to raise concerns is a core component of a supportive ethical business culture where emp ...

Tax
Tax

Avoiding tax by ‘bending’ the rules of the tax system is not illegal, but is it ethical?

Technology
Technology

As technological advances are made and digital technology becomes more and more integrated into busi ...

Treatment of employees
Treatment of employees

The topic of employee wellbeing encompasses issues which affect an organisation's key group of stake ...

 

How to build an ethical culture

Find out more about the essential elements which support an organisation's ethical culture using IBE's Business Ethics Framework

The IBE Business Ethics Framework
The IBE Business Ethics Framework

How to build an ethical culture using the IBE Business Ethics Framework.

Ethical Values
Ethical Values

The foundations of any ethics programme will be an organisation’s core values.

Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics

A code of ethics is the foundation of your ethical culture.

Communication and Engagement
Communication and Engagement

Learn more about communication and engagement.

Training
Training

Learn more about training and reinforcement.

Supportive Environment
Supportive Environment

A supportive ethical culture includes ethical leadership, speak up mechanisms and performance.

Monitoring and Accountability
Monitoring and Accountability

Are we living up to our values? This is a critical question for organisations.

 

 

Essential resources

Publication shop
Publication shop

The IBE has been publishing research and surveys on business ethics topics for over 30 years.

Business Ethics Blog
Business Ethics Blog
Latest research
Latest research