With share and stakeholders paying greater emphasis on possible unethical practices of organisations, the Institute has put together a package on online courses to help organisations improve their ethical standards. 

All companies are at some risk of bribery and within this package are a number of courses that will take you through the regulations and introduce some best practices to help you identify and deal with potentials risks that could affect your organisation. This package will also take you through other important issues such as competition law, how to deal with conflicts of interest and principles for businesses. 

CPD: 6 hours 30 mins

The Business Ethics online training package consists of five individual courses:

  • UK Bribery Act 2010 and Guidance
  • Doing Business Without Bribery
  • Anti-Bribery Practice Scenarios
  • Principles for Businesses
  • Competition Law
  • European Commission Competition-Compliance Matters
  • Conflicts of Interest

Full Programme


  • The Bribery Act 2010
  • The Guidance
  • Proportionate and risk-based approach
  • Gift and hospitality
  • Who is a third party?
  • Supply chain
  • Joint ventures
  • Facilitation payments
  • Payment made under duress
  • Foreign companies with a UK footprint
  • Six principles of bribery prevention
  • Small businesses
  • Rationale for implementing adequate procedures

Doing Business Without Bribery

  • Why countering bribery matters
  • What is bribery?
  • How bribes are paid
  • Facilitation payments – getting through the airport
  • Bribery laws
  • Consequences of bribery for you
  • Seeking advice and reporting
  • Anti-Bribery Red Flags
  • Agent due diligence
  • Guide to sensible gift-giving

Anti-Bribery Practice Scenario

  • Dealing with common bribery challenges
  • Scenario: Doing business using agents
  • Facilitation payments – getting through the airport
  • Scenario: Doing business in high-risk countries – I
  • Scenario: Doing business in high-risk countries – II
  • Scenario: Doing business without grease
  • Scenario: Doing business without inducements
  • Scenario: Doing business with public bodies - I
  • Scenario: Doing business with public bodies - II
  • Scenario: Doing business with public bodies - III

Principles for Businesses

  • Purpose of the Principles for Businesses
  • The statement of the Principles
  • Client categorisation
  • Treating Customers Fairly
  • Scope outside the UK
  • Consequences of breaching the Principles

Competition Law

  • A casual chat
  • European law
  • Anti-corruption agreements
  • Cartels
  • Hub and spoke cartels
  • Resale price maintenance
  • Are all price fixing agreements illegal?
  • Vertical agreements
  • Restrictions on VABEs
  • What is a dominant position?
  • What is meant by abuse?
  • Complying with the rules
  • Trade associations and conferences
  • Corporate mergers
  • Verbal agreements
  • Do’s and don’ts
  • Investigation of anti-competitive activity
  • Whistle blowing

European Commission Competition-Compliance Matters

  • Who must comply with competition rules in Europe?
  • What are the benefits of compliance?
  • Illegal contacts and agreements between companies
  • Block exemption regulations
  • Investigation of anti-competitive activity
  • What steps should companies take to avoid breaching the requirements?
  • How can companies obtain further information and report potential malpractice?

Conflics of Interest

  • What are conflicts of interest?
  • Red flags
  • Managing conflicts of interest
  • Scenario: Systems and controls
  • Scenario: Priority of transactions
  • Scenario: Gifts and entertainment
  • Scenario: Personal situations
  • Scenario: Editorial independence
  • Scenario: Supervision and remuneration
  • Scenario: Road show
  • Scenario: Research dissemination
  • Scenario: Corporate advisory

Booking information


£100 +VAT (Non-members)
£90 +VAT (The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland members)
£60 +VAT (The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland students)

Upcoming dates to be confirmed

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