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CEOs score low on business ethics and integrity, according to survey

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New York—While 95% of respondents said that a CEO’s business ethics are very important and play a meaningful role in the way business gets done, just 28% believe CEOs have integrity. This was among the findings in the Fast Track Leadership Survey, conducted in July by Fast Company, Lausanne, Switzerland-based IMD MBA and Egon Zehnder International.

CEOs at smaller companies fared better than those at large organizations in the survey. Only 28% of respondents said they believed CEOs at large corporations have integrity, while 56% said they believed CEOs at small companies have integrity. The media industry fared even worse, with only 11% saying CEOs in that sector have integrity.

—Carol Krol

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