Institute of Business Ethics

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Institute of Business Ethics
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Founded 1986
Founder Neville Cooper
Mission To lead the dissemination of knowledge and good practice in business ethics.
Website www.ibe.org.uk

The Institute of Business Ethics or IBE is a non-profit professional organization based in London, which encourages high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. They raise public awareness of the importance of doing business ethically, and collaborate with other UK and international organizations with interests and expertise in business ethics.

Overview[edit]

The IBE helps organisations to strengthen their ethics culture to encourage high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. The IBE assists in the development, implementation and embedding of effective and relevant ethics and corporate responsibility policies and programmes. In addition, the IBE helps organisations to provide guidance to staff and build relationships of trust with their principal stakeholders.

The Institute's main aim is to raise public awareness of the importance of doing business ethically, and collaborate with other UK and international organisations with interests and expertise in business ethics.

History[edit]

The Institute of Business Ethics was founded in 1986 by businesses concerned that, following the deregulation of the City of London, ‘one’s word would no longer be one’s bond’. The Big Bang radically changed the way the London Stock Exchange operated, doing away with much of what was seen by critics as ‘the old boys’ network’ and internationalising London’s financial markets.

Originally, it operated as a fund within the Christian Association of Business Executives (CABE), a registered charity established to promote the study and application of Christian moral principles in the conduct of business.

In 2000, the Institute obtained separate charitable status; its charitable article being "to advance public education in business ethics and related subjects with particular reference to the study and application of ethical standards in the management and conduct of industry and business generally in the United Kingdom and elsewhere".

Since its founding over 25 years ago, the IBE has published over 20 books on business ethics topics; conducted surveys on the use of codes of ethics within companies; developed training programmes in business ethics, from induction programmes to the board room; worked with academics and business schools to promote the study of business ethics within MBA and business studies courses; and offered advice and support to business ethics practitioners and their companies.

The IBE celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011 by publishing a booklet with analysis from 25 thought leaders on what was in store for the business ethics world in the next 25 years.

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As of September 10, 2009, this article is derived in whole or in part from Institute of Business Ethics. The copyright holder has licensed the content utilized under CC-By-SA and GFDL. All relevant terms must be followed. The original text was at "Official website".

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