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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.


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.


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.


Ethics and values are at the heart of a sustainable culture

David Grayson: I am delighted to take on the chairmanship of IBE. Ethics and values are at the heart of creating a sustainable culture.

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Whistleblowing Benchmarking Report 2018 (Expolink)

The Expolink Whistleblowing Benchmarking Report 2018 relates to all Original Incident Reports received globally by speak up service provider Expolink. It covers all channels and reviews contacts received between 01 January and 31 December 2017. During this time there were 13,377 qualifying reports submitted by users across the globe.

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The Millennial Survey 2018 - Global survey on millennial’s views on business (Deloitte)

Deloitte’s millennial survey is based on the views of 10,455 millennials from 36 countries. This age group includes individuals born between January 1983 and December 1994. All respondents have a higher-level educational qualification and work full-time in predominantly large, private-sector organisations.

Publication type: Research report

Using Behavioural Ethics to improve your Ethics Programme

This IBE Research Report focuses on how people make decisions and what can influence them.

Publication type: Good practice guide

Encouraging a Speak Up Culture

This Good Practice Guide looks at practical ways that organisations can encourage a Speak Up culture by establishing a procedure for employees that gives employees the confidence to raise concerns about anything they find unsafe, unethical or unlawful. It examines the investigation process and looks at some ways which organisations can increase confidence in the process.

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.

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