How ‘good’ is Newcastle?

  Leading figures from business, local government, academia and the church took part in a public debate on ‘Newcastle’s Future as a Responsible City’ at Northumbria University on 25 April. The debate is the latest in Northumbria University’s ‘Responsible Business Seminar Series’ run by Newcastle Business School in partnership with the North East Initiative on […]

Universities leading the way on Business Ethics!

Did you go to University? I went in 1977 so hence a love of punk music. It was great going off on a new adventure and the best thing was that I could re-invent myself as no one knew me from before. New starts are fantastic as they create new energy and usually new visions. However […]

The Purpose of the Company

In 1987 ICI, one of the leading chemical conglomerates at the time, described its purpose as follows: ICI aims to be the world’s leading chemical company serving customers internationally through the innovative and responsible application of chemistry and related science. Through the achievement of our aim we will enhance the wealth and well-being of shareholders, […]

What ethical challenges is your business facing?

NIBE, in partnership with Newcastle Business School at Northumbria, hosted their first event of the academic year last night. The event was titled “What ethical challenges is your business facing?“. The event was well attended by businesses, academics, social enterprises and students. We had two speakers – Dr Jenny Davidson of Northumbria University and Ted […]

What Does It Take to Achieve a Truly Ethical Supply Chain?

The following is taken from the PNE Group Blog The Ethical Corporation’s Top Supply Chain Sustainability Trends 2015 report revealed the biggest incentive for large corporations developing their supply chains was eliminating risk, with 32% reporting it as their single, biggest concern. The report collated data from 415 large corporations, and showed that whilst companies […]