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Ethics: a risky business?

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

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Perspective matters - putting a values-based business model at the heart of reporting and governance

Read the blog by Mark Chambers, IBE's Associate Director (Governance).

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Guest blog: Reputation

Read a guest blog from Francis Ingham, PRCA's Director General.

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Recent Surveys on Business Ethics

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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'.

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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”.

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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.

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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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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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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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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”.

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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.

Advisory services

Corporate ethics training

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

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.

Advisory services

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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