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Publication type: Other

Recent Surveys on Business Ethics

Read the IBE's summary of the latest surveys on business ethics.

Blog

In conversation with… Mark Chambers, Associate Director (Governance) of the IBE

In the final blog of the series we round up with IBE’s Mark Chambers.

Blog

In conversation with… Henri Van Elewyck, Group Senior Vice President Ethics and Responsible Business Conduct of Sodexo

In the penultimate blog of the Embedding Business Ethics series we're in conversation with Henri Van Elewyck, Group Senior Vice President Ethics and Responsible Business Conduct of Sodexo.

Blog

Doing business ethically in a time of coronavirus

Our Chair, Prof. David Grayson CBE discusses doing business ethically in a time of coronavirus in the latest IBE blog.

Publication type: Survey

Embedding Business Ethics: 2020 report on corporate ethics policies and programmes

This report is the ninth in the triennial series looking at corporate ethics policies and programmes. It is the IBE’s longest-running survey series, and continues to give valuable insights into how companies run their ethics programmes.

Blog

In conversation with… Will O'Connor, Research Assistant of the IBE

As we launch the latest IBE report, Embedding Business Ethics: 2020 report on corporate ethics policies and programmes, Will O’Connor discusses the research aspects of the report in this week’s blog.

Blog

In conversation with… Simon Webley, Research Director of the IBE

The new edition of the IBE report on ethics policies and programmes in large listed companies will be published on 01 April 2020. In preparation for the launch, we shared a preview of the results with some of our supporters and colleagues, asking them to comment on how these results relate to their practical experience in the field of applied business ethics.

Blog

Openness and Trust in British Business

In order to thrive in the long term, businesses need to gain the trust of the communities from which they draw their employees and customers. One key way that organisations can seek to gain this trust is through increased openness and transparency, albeit recognising that total transparency is not practical or feasible in all circumstances.

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Business Ethics in Britain - YouGov

YouGov conducted this study to gauge the attitudes of the British public to business ethics and how these perceptions influence the behaviour of consumers and businesses alike. The paper compares results from a representative sample and a group of influential 'catalysts'.

Blog

Building an ethical culture

In this blog Prof. David Grayson CBE, Chair of the Trustees, discusses practical steps that a company can take, “when times are good”.

Webinar

Trust – Ethics as the key driver

Blog

Is there anybody there?

Encouraging employees to speak up about the things that concern them at work (“whistleblowing” if we must) is a key task for organisations in their commitment to creating an open and ethical workplace culture. However, creating such a culture is easier said than done.

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.

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.

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. 

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Workplace Dignity - Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson conducted this survey with the charity Robert F Kennedy Human Rights with the aim of measuring the perspectives of senior leaders engaged in aspects of building sustainable human capital strategies and healthy company cultures while improving organisational performance.

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High Seas: Steering The Course II - Hogan Lovells

This report by Hogan Lovells examines the approaches, concerns and regional differences of multinational corporates across the globe on all aspects of anti-bribery & corruption, with a particular focus on expansion into high-risk markets.

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.

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Edelman Trust Barometer 2020

This is the 20th annual trust and credibility survey, conducted by Edelman. It is an online survey that covers over 34,000 respondents in 28 markets worldwide. This year, the Edelman Trust Barometer focuses on what has been defined as the trust paradox.

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