Ethics resources

Access a range of resources designed to help you understand the CIMA Code of Ethics and the ethical dilemmas you may face in your role. Resources include videos, e-tools, reports and ethical scenarios.

  • Ethics checklist

    You need to act quickly when facing an ethical dilemma. The longer you leave it, the more chance there is for repercussions for those involved. CIMA's Ethics Checklist takes you through the steps to take when you are unsure of what to do.

    Ethics checklist

  • Exercises, case studies and ethics training

    This page gives you an overview of the variety of different exercises and tools that are available to provide relevant training for ethical decision making. There are various ethical dilemmas, case studies and exercises available and relevant to both members and students.

    Exercises, case studies and ethics training

  • Ethics e-tools

    These member and student tools will give you an overview of the CIMA code of ethics, the importance of ethics in the workplace, and how ethical considerations may appear in the CIMA exams.

    Ethics e-tools

  • Ethics reading

    On this page, you can find a range of ethics and responsible business articles from the past few years, as well as the CIMA ethics newsletter 'Ethical Lens', which covers the most recent global ethics and sustainability news from CIMA and beyond. Also access other ethics reading and resources.

    Ethics reading

  • Webcasts

    Access all CIMA webcasts on ethics and responsible business. Here you can find the code of ethics animation, various webcasts regarding CIMA and ethics, ethical dilemma videos covering common dilemmas faced in the workplace and how to deal with them, and many more.


  • Anti-bribery guidance

    CIMA members and students worldwide have a responsibility to be fully aware of the implications of anti-corruption legislation in their market as well as the implications of laws with global reach such as the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This page gives guidance on the UK Bribery Act, as well as links to various sources of anti-corruption information.

    Anti-bribery guidance

  • External links

    This page offers further links for Anti corruption and anti bribery, Ethics and responsible business initiatives and organisations as well as other global institutions

    External links

Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)

CIMA is a subscriber to the IBE. The IBE offers our members and students subscriber rates at any of their training in business ethics and related issues, such as the Bribery Act. There are also general events that are open to all.

Find out more on their website. Quote 'CIMA' and your membership number to receive the subscriber rate when booking.

United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Global Compact logo

CIMA is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, as are many of the leading businesses where our members work. Being a part of the Global Compact is a voluntary commitment to upholding the initiative's Ten Principles, in order to promote good corporate citizenship and sustainable business.

CIMA is connected to the local Global Compact UK network but occasionally, as a global organisation, engages with other networks around the globe. As a non-business signatory, CIMA is required to submit a ‘Communication on Engagement’. In this document you can read about our education and applied research in areas related to the initiative, and dissemination of the Ten Principles.

See how CIMA supports the UNGC principles in the most recent 'Communication on Engagement', or find out more about the initiative on the Global Compact website.