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Embedded professionals: pain in the neck or grit in the oyster?

Read the latest blog by Prof. Chris Cowton, IBE's Associate Director (Research).

Publication type: Other

Recent Surveys on Business Ethics

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


Global Ethics Day 2020

David Grayson, chair of the Institute of Business Ethics, reflects on the Seventh, annual Global Ethics Day, promoted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, based in New York.


#PandemicAndBeyond - An ethical dilemma series

In the next blog of the series, Pandemic and Beyond: the ethical issues, Simon Webley, IBE’s Research Director, looks beyond a code of ethics and shares some ethical dilemmas.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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”.

Advisory services

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.

Publication type: Other

Ethics in the Charity Sector

What are the key ethical issues for charities and what are the ethical requirements on them? This Research Report answers these questions and promotes the belief that all charities should ensure that they have their own code of ethics.

Consultation response

IBE response to NZMBIE consultation

Publication type: Business ethics briefing

Ethics Ambassadors: promoting ethics on the front line

How can an organisation support large numbers of employees in multiple locations in doing the right thing when faced with an ethical dilemma?

Publication type: Survey

Corporate Ethics Policies and Programmes: 2016 UK and Continental Europe survey

This triennial survey provides an overview of how ethics is embedded within large organisations that operate in the UK and Continental Europe.

Publication type: Core series report

Codes of Business Ethics: a guide to developing and implementing an effective code

This Core IBE Report addresses many of the questions that arise when organisations wish to provide support and guide staff in ethical decision-making. It is intended to apply to organisations of any size, regardless of the sector in which they operate and will assist those charged with implementing or updating their organisation’s code of ethics.

Publication type: Core series report

Codes of Business Ethics: examples of good practice

This companion publication to Codes of Business Ethics: a guide to developing and implementing an effective code draws on the wording of a number of current corporate codes which address the most common concerns encountered in doing business today.

Publication type: Business ethics briefing

Business Ethics and Human Rights

This briefing updates the scope of the challenge to business with more recent developments. It gives an overview of some practical tools and frameworks that organisations can use to minimise the risk of human rights abuses in all their operations, including some recent examples of good practice.

Publication type: Business ethics briefing

Collaboration Between the Ethics Function and HR

When embedding ethical values into organisational culture, the roles of the company Ethics and HR functions can frequently overlap. It is important therefore that they work together effectively to ensure this happens.

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