ECI's National Business Ethics Survey® (NBES®) generates the U.S.
benchmark on ethical behavior in corporations. Findings represent the
views of the American workforce in the private sector. Since 1994, the
NBES and its supplemental reports have provided business leaders a
snapshot of trends in workplace ethics and an identification of the
drivers that improve ethical workforce behavior. With every report, ECI
researchers identify specific strategies, including program elements and
management behaviors, which effectively promote ethics and integrity in
NBES gives practitioners’ insight into:
- The state of ethics & compliance in organizations, including rates
of observed misconduct, reporting and retaliation against reporters.
- Factors (e.g., ethics and compliance program elements and
implementation, management behaviors and organizational policies) that
contribute to improved workplace ethics and compliance.
- Timely issues of interest to business leaders, such as the impact of the
recession (2009), and the impact of social networking (2011) and the
role of senior leaders in shaping employee attitudes (2013).
Finally, ECI uses data gathered as part of NBES for supplementary
research to provide in-depth exploration of topics that matter to ethics
and compliance practitioners and other business leaders. Supplementary
NBES reports have addressed the role of ethics culture, employee
reporting, retaliation against whistleblowers and generational
differences in the workplace. All NBES research is available to ECI
members in the ECI Online Resource Center.
Support Future Research
NBES research is only possible because of contributions from generous donors from the public and private sectors. For more information about how to contribute and help keep this vital research initiative alive, email Holli Redekop at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 571-480-4416.