Portugal

21 November, 2018

Portuguese workers lead on ethics

Bosses might well consider the merits of setting up base in Portugal, after the latest survey from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) found the country’s workers are the least likely to welcome ...
Business ethics, Mazars

1 October, 2018

Business ethics and building a strong ethical culture

Examples of questionable ethical behaviour by organisations and their employees are easy to find. Consider staff at banks such as Barclays fixing the London interbank offered rate (Libor...
ethics, integrity

21 September, 2018

Ethics: Must have, not nice to have

Warren Buffett, the so-called Sage of Omaha and vaunted leader of investment house Berkshire Hathaway, is credited with saying: “In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrit...
artificial intelligence, AI, robotics

26 January, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: the ethical dimension

The must-have Christmas gift—at least with my savvy friends—was a virtual assistant. Whether it was Alexa, Siri or Cortana, the future world of accessible artificial intelligence (AI) is in our ho...
ethics, corporate ethics, business ethics, public opinion, public trust

20 December, 2017

Is British business behaving more ethically, or does it just look that way?

Every year, the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) asks the British public their opinion on business behaviour. This year, the survey shows that the
business ethics

12 December, 2017

Opinion of business ethics rallies, but stays lower than 2015 level

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financial reporting, audit, accounts, accounting, stakeholder engagement

14 September, 2017

Ethics must be ‘front and centre’ as non-executives check financial reports

Non-executive directors must place ethics "front and centre" of their efforts to make sure financial reports present a true and fair view of a business, according to one of the UK’s most senior gove...
whistleblowing

11 April, 2017

Speak up: how to encourage whistleblowing in your organisation

Eighteen years after the UK Public Interest Disclosure Act was introduced to encourage employees to raise concerns about issues they have experienced, this still remains a challenge for management in ...
Ethical, ethics, Scrabble

30 January, 2017

Ethics communication needs work

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