Research & Publications

The IBE carries out research into business ethics issues and publishes practical advice and guidance

The IBE carries out research into business ethics topics, issues and practice, as well as surveys of the public and businesses. Please contact us to enquire about assistance with benchmarking and other research. 

Our publications provide thought leadership and practical guidance to those involved in developing and promoting business ethics, including senior business people, corporate governance professionals and ethics and compliance practitioners. Subjects have included political donations and lobbying, speak up policies, ethical assurance and making code of ethics effective.

Our publication formats

  • Business Ethics Briefings: provide a succinct overview and information on contemporary business ethics topics. We publish regular Briefings throughout the year and these are available to download free of charge
  • Good Practice Guides: offer practical assistance and guidance for making ethics policies and programmes effective
  • Reports: on a range of topics and issues
  • Board Briefings: aimed at directors and those who advise them to help consider what ethical business ethics entails and why high ethical standards make business sense
  • Building an Effective Ethics Culture Core Series: these provide basic guidance on how to embed values into business practice through an effective ethics programme
  • Country Papers: give an overview of the business ethics landscape in particular countries
  • Survey Reports: our three regular surveys include the annual British public survey of views of corporate ethics; the IBE Ethics at Work Survey of public attitudes in Britain and other European countries; IBE Ethics Policies and Programmes Survey of corporate practice in the UK and other European countries.


Latest Publications

Corporate Ethics Policies and Programmes 2016

Survey of how ethics is embedded within large organisations that operate in the UK and Continental Europe

Communicating Ethical Values Internally

Practical advice on communicating messages about ethical values

Codes of Business Ethics

New guidance from the IBE on how to develop and implement an effective code of ethics

Culture by Committee: the pros and cons

Survey looking at the nature and role of board ethics committees and the handling of non-financial risks

Business Ethics and Big Data

This IBE Briefing looks at the ethical issues related to Big Data

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