Our regular research activity has three core components which run on a regular rolling programme.

Ethics at Work: Survey of Employees

The survey, first introduced in 2005, asks employees how they experience ethical dilemmas in their day-to-day working lives. It looks at whether they have witnessed misconduct; whether they have reported it; what stops them. It provides real insight into what supports employees in doing the right thing.

This survey is the only one of its kind, covering 13 countries over four continents, that provides real insight into employees’ views on ethics across all sectors and job roles. 

The research will be undertaken again in 2024. If you would like to see additional countries covered when we begin the work next time, please do get in contact.

Ethics at Work: 2021 International Survey of Employees
Ethics at Work: 2021 International Survey of Employees

The Ethics at Work survey, first introduced in 2005, asks employees how they experience ethical dile ...

Attitudes of the British Public to Business Ethics

Every year since 2003, the IBE has asked the British public whether they think business behaves ethically or unethically.

Corporate Ethics Policies and Programmes

How do organisations make sure that employees share their core values and feel empowered to do the right thing? How can ethics become an integral part of doing business?

Every three years, since 1995, the IBE has surveyed organisations about their approach to Ethics and Compliance in their companies to provide a picture of how ethics is embedded within large organisations. The last available publication of this research is from 2017. The research has just been updated again and new data wiill be released early in 2020. If you would like to express your interest in the latest data, let us know.

It is based on the IBE Business Ethics Framework to build an ethical culture in business. By following this model, organisations can influence their employees’ behaviour and decision-making, ensuring that they are shaped by the company’s core values. This will help them to achieve and fulfil their purpose, promoting long-term success.

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

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

Corporate Ethics Policies and Programmes: 2013 UK and Continental Europe survey
Corporate Ethics Policies and Programmes: 2013 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.