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

 

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.

 

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 Europe which provides real insight into employees’ views on ethics across all sectors and job roles. The research was last conducted in 2018, when we extended the scope of the survey to also cover Canada, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

The research will be undertaken again in 2021. If you would like to see additional countries covered when we begin the work next time, please do get in contact.

Ethics at Work 2018: Canada

Publication type: Survey

Ethics at Work 2018: Canada

This survey report describes the Canadian findings of our 2018 Ethics at Work research and provides comparison with Switzerland and the UK.

26 Jun 2019

Ethics at Work 2018: Switzerland

Publication type: Survey

Ethics at Work 2018: Switzerland

This survey report describes the Swiss findings of our 2018 Ethics at Work research and provides comparison with the European average.

23 May 2019

Ethics at Work 2018: France

Publication type: Survey

Ethics at Work 2018: France

This survey report describes the French findings of our 2018 Ethics at Work research and provides comparison with the European average from the eight countries surveyed.

04 Dec 2018

Ethics at Work 2018: New Zealand

Publication type: Survey

Ethics at Work 2018: New Zealand

This survey report describes the New Zealand findings of our 2018 Ethics at Work research

28 Nov 2018

Ethics at Work 2018: Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom

Publication type: Survey

Ethics at Work 2018: Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom

This survey report describes the Australia and New Zealand findings of our 2018 Ethics at Work research and compares them with the findings from the UK

27 Nov 2018

Ethics at Work 2018: Australia

Publication type: Survey

Ethics at Work 2018: Australia

This survey report describes the Australian findings of our 2018 Ethics at Work research

27 Nov 2018

Ethics at Work 2018: Portugal

Publication type: Survey

Ethics at Work 2018: Portugal

This survey report describes the Portugese findings of our 2018 Ethics at Work research and provides comparison with the European average from the eight countries surveyed.

19 Nov 2018

Ethics at Work 2018: United Kingdom

Publication type: Survey

Ethics at Work 2018: United Kingdom

This survey report describes the UK findings of our 2018 Ethics at Work research and provides comparison with the European average from the eight countries surveyed.

13 Sep 2018

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.