Research & Publications

In our drive to promote high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values, the IBE carries out research into business ethics issues and practice as well as surveying the public and employees for their views.

The IBE carries out research into business ethics topics, issues and practice, as well as surveys of the public and businesses.

Our publications provide thought leadership and practical guidance to those involved in developing and promoting business ethics.
Our range of publications:
  • Core Series Reports: Provide authoritative guidance on how to embed values into business practice through an effective ethics programme.
  • Good Practice Guides: Offer practical assistance and guidance based on real case studies and examples on how to make ethics policies and programmes effective.
  • Board Briefings: Help directors consider what ethical business entails and why doing business with high ethical standards makes business sense.
  • Reports: Give comprehensive coverage of topical business ethics subjects. Some reports also provide an overview of the business ethics landscape in particular countries.
  • Survey Reports: Our three regular surveys include the annual Attitudes of the British Public to Business Ethics survey, and triennially, the Ethics at Work survey of employees and the Corporate Ethics Policies and Programmes survey
  • Business Ethics Briefings: Give a succinct overview of topical business ethics issues. Briefings are published regularly throughout the year.


Please contact us to enquire about assistance with benchmarking and other research.


Latest Publications

Culture Indicators: understanding corporate culture

A Board Briefing to help directors assess their corporate culture

Encouraging a Speak Up Culture

Practical advice on developing and embedding Speak Up in your organisation

Business Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

This Briefing includes the IBE's framework of values and principles for AI in business

Setting the Tone: a New Zealand perspective on ethical leadership

Exploring the importance of ethical leadership with interviews with NZ business leaders

The Ethics and Compliance Handbook

Exploring the different roles of ethics and compliance practitioners in promoting ethical conduct

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