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Publication type: Other

PaC Anti-Bribery and Anti-Money Laundering Bibliography

This bibliography of resources aims to provide professionals in the legal, accounting and property sectors with a repository of knowledge and guidance to help them stay up to date with the latest work that has already been completed on these topics, in order to ensure that the highest possible ethical standards are maintained.

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Attitudes of the British Public to Business Ethics: 2019

The 2019 results of the IBE's annual survey of the attitudes of the British public to business ethics.


Paying a living wage is the ethical thing to do

This week marks Living Wage Week, a chance to reflect on what it means to be paid a ‘living’ wage and evaluate how well employers are living up to this promise. Originally set up as an initiative to tackle in-work poverty, the living wage has been defined as the salary an employee requires in order to cover their basic needs, including adequate food, shelter and clothing. This Living Wage week also signifies the point at which new living wage rates will be announced.


The authentic organisation

Companies now have an array of tools to help them attract new talent. In a crowded marketplace and faced with increasingly aware and discerning candidates, there are powerful incentives for companies to paint highly flattering impressions of their culture. Projecting authenticity in this space is everything but, as Groucho Marx might have said, "if you can fake that, you’ve got it made”.

Publication type: Business ethics briefing

Modern Slavery

This briefing looks at modern slavery in the context of business and business ethics. It considers the different terms brought together under the umbrella of ‘modern slavery’; the ways in which it is a challenge for organisations, and what companies are doing to minimise their risks in this area.


Global Ethics Day – why we still need it

The 16th of October 2019 marks the sixth anniversary of Carnegie Council’s annual Global Ethics Day. Inspired by Earth Day, Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organisations around the world to hold events on or around this day, exploring the meaning of ethics in international affairs.


Real Intelligence about AI

It’s a familiar human experience that rapid advances in technology outrun our ability to manage them well. New ethical risks take time to recognise, think through and manage, to ensure that these advances contribute consistently to flourishing lives and a better society. We can find ourselves playing moral catch-up. What do right and wrong mean, in an increasingly digital world? asks Professor Chris Cowton.

Advisory services

Policy issues

As new issues arise, or thinking about specific issues develops, it's important that your policies are fit for purpose. Our Knowledge Hub provides guidance on how to approach some of these issues.

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Code of ethics benchmarking

Our code review process provides a comprehensive review of your code of ethics, commenting on any omissions, based on current international good practice.

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Business ethics at senior leadership and board level

Commitment to ethical standards at Board level is critical for any organisation if values are to become embedded.

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Corporate ethics training

The IBE can provide bespoke business ethics training for your organisation.

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Ethics ambassador networks

If you are looking to establish an ambassador network, the IBE can provide support in scoping, assist in the development of job descriptions and training of ambassadors.

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Treatment of employees


The dissenting director

Often it can be difficult, if not impossible, for a dissenting director to stay on the board to implement a major decision that they have fundamentally disagreed with and voted against. But dissenting directors should not feel that resigning is their only option.

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Tax avoidance through tax planning activities is legally undertaken by an organisation to minimise their tax liability. This includes, but is not limited to routing of inter-company loans and dividends, use of allowances, deductions, rebates and exemptions.

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Anti-Bribery & Corruption

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Human rights

The concept of human rights is simple: every human being has a right to be treated with dignity whatever their religion, language, nationality, place of residence, sex, skin colour or any other status.

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Speak Up

The freedom to raise concerns is a core component of a supportive ethical business culture where employees are confident they will be supported to ‘do the right thing’.

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