In the interlocking global economy of the 21st century, businesses, policymakers, investors, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders need a full picture of ethics in workplaces in a wide range of markets. The Global Business Ethics Survey® (GBES) is a rigorous, multi-country inquiry into worker conduct and workplace integrity, providing insight into workplace ethics in both public and private sector organizations.
GBES is a flagship research project of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). GBES is the global expansion of the National Business Ethics Survey™ (NBES), the most comprehensive survey of employees in the US workplaces. Fielded 16 times beginning in 1994, NBES has provided a longitudinal look at ethics trends as well as an independent benchmark of the state of ethics in companies in the United States. Data and findings from NBES have guided numerous organizations in the design and implementation of ethics programs and the development of strong ethics cultures.
Just as NBES illuminated our understanding of workplace ethics in the United States, GBES fills a void in our knowledge of workplaces around the world. GBES builds on NBES while expanding both the survey population and survey content to make findings relevant to many nations across the globe.