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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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.

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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. 

Advisory services

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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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.

IBE definition

Corporate governance

The board has the ultimate responsibility for the culture of the organisation. It is the forum for reviewing holistically the company's stakeholder relationships as it directs the organisation's purpose, business model and strategy.

Consultation response

IBE response to FRC Stewardship Code consultation

Publication type: Board briefing

Culture Indicators: understanding corporate behaviour

This Board Briefing sets out to help boards through its examination of a range of relevant indicators and how to interpret them.

Consultation response

IBE response to BSB consultation

Publication type: Board briefing

Responsible Financial Reporting: doing the right thing

This Board Briefing examines the challenges and pitfalls and presents the elements of responsible financial reporting.

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