Institute of Business Ethics Celebrates Thirty Years of Values

This year, the Institute of Business Ethics marks its 30th anniversary. The organization was set up in 1986, when the “Big Bang” introduced deregulation into the City, London's financial center, changing the London Stock Exchange's operations by internationalizing the U.K.’s markets. The shift from years of traditional, personalized transactions to a globalized economy driven by fast-paced technology caused a group of business leaders to form IBE as a “hub for discussion, research, and practical advice to promote high standards of business behavior based on ethical values.” Thirty years on, IBE's pioneering work is a mainstream concern at companies around the world. To mark this auspicious achievement, IBE is publishing monthly videos by its Research Director, Simon Webley. See the first installment, "What is Business Ethics."

John Howell, Editorial Director