Our events are opportunities to meet with other people interested and concerned with business ethics and are usually hosted by one of the NIBE stakeholder or partner organisations. We organise events at various locations throughout the North East, either directly or in partnership with others. These events are for sharing information on business ethics, discussing current dilemmas and sharing good practice.   We aim to make the events as interactive and thought provoking as possible.  We also aim to provide practical advice and guidance to event attendees.

As our mission is to collaborate rather than duplicate and to offer a resource to the region we actively support and promote all regional events that focus on business ethics and will publicise them free of charge.


What Responsible Management Education Skills, Experience and knowledge does business expect of graduates entering the workplace?

Monday 26 June, 16.30-19.30

4th floor, Newcastle Business School

We are delighted to announce NIBE’s next event in collaboration with Newcastle Business School.  As part of the 4th UK & Ireland PRME conference, ‘What Responsible Management Education Skills, Experience and knowledge does business expect of graduates entering the workplace?’ the conference’s Business in the Community’s (BITC) Industry Panel.

NIBE director Caroline Theobald will moderate a panel discussion with three distinguished panellists:

  • Alix Cornforth – HR Business Partner, Quorn Foods
  • Angela Lockwood – Chief Executive, North Star Housing Group
  • Louise Hunter – Director of Corporate Affairs, Northumbrian Water

Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is closely aligned with the work of the United Nations and UN Global Compact in support of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals. These Global Goals will usher in a future of social, economic, and environmental progress while creating opportunities for both business and academia. As such, participants are challenged to imagine what the next 10 years of PRME will look like.

If you would like to have your say in shaping the future of PRME register now by emailing NIBE : places are very limited and booking is essential.

More information can be found here: BITCIndustryPanel


16.30: Registration

17:00: Keynote Speech: Jon Khoo: Innovation Partner at Interface Inc

  • What should the PRME initiative focus on over the next 10 years
  • Where are the opportunities and what are the challenges in the coming decade?
  • What part can PRME play in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals?

17:30: Audience Question and Answer Session

17:45: Panel Discussion: Moderator: Caroline Theobald CBE NIBE

  • Alix Cornforth – HR Business Partner at Quorn Foods
  • Angela Lockwood – North Star Housing
  • Louise Hunter – Northumbrian Water

18:30: Audience Question and Answer Session

18:45: Refreshments

19.30: Close

Email NIBE to register for this event:

More information about PRME canbe found here: PRME2017Conference


What is the purpose of Business?


Charles Wooley CEO ‘Blueprint for a Better Business’

This event was first proposed for June, it is now postponed until October 2017 date to be confirmed.