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Business ethics

Business ethics is about individual employees and the conduct of the business as a whole.

Ethics is all about right and wrong, and the systems of belief which drive our moral compasses. Business ethics is about the behaviour of employees, and the ways in which organisations conduct their business.

Read a blog post: 'Ethics and responsible business in a new decade'

Read a blog post: ‘A quick guide to business ethics’

Test your knowledge of business ethics with a quiz

Listen to a podcast: ‘Driving ethical behaviour in a global organisation’

Hear members of CIMA’s Professional Standards Committee talk about what business ethics means to them: 

Key organisations

Institute of Business Ethics

The Institute of Business Ethics conducts research and publishes reports on issues related to business ethics. It also runs training sessions and events, mostly in London but with some internationally.

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The Ethics Institute

The Ethics Institute is headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa, and produces thought leadership on business ethics. It also offers a range of services and products including training and advisory services.

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Ethisphere Institute

Ethisphere brings together leading companies to share best practice in ethics and compliance.

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The Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre

The HKBEDC works with businesses and professionals to promote business ethics through publishing reports and offering consultancy services.

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Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada

EPAC is a membership organisation which works to promote ethical practices and support ethics professionals. It also produces reports and publishes a blog.

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Ethics & Compliance Initiative

ECI is a global thought leader in the field of business ethics. Visit their website to find a range of resources, information about events, and information about membership.

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International Business Ethics Institute

The International Business Ethics Institute offers professional services including training, assessments and speaker services. Their website also features a number of reports and other resources.

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“Business ethics is the application of ethical values to business behaviour.” Institute of Business Ethics