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.


Is rehabilitation working?

Date: 7 November 2018

Time: 17.00-19.00 (registration and refreshments 17.00-17.30)

Venue: Partners Room, 8th floor, Newcastle University Business School, Barrack Road, Newcaslte upon Tyne, NE1 4SE

Is rehabilitation working? Considering the evidence for a socially enterprising approach to supporting offenders back into employment

At this event, Philip Angier, Lead Researcher at the Social Enterprise Research & Innovation Foundation (SERIF), will share some to learning from SERIF’s Action Research projects in the North East and in other English prisons focussing on the questions:-

How do we value the work done by prisoners in custody?

Can education and employment be better aligned to prepare offenders for the world of work on release?

Is rehabilitation a task for the prison system alone or for the whole of society?

Philip Angier has devoted the past 30 years of his career to researching, promoting and developing social enterprise and social investment in fair trade, renewable energy and community enterprise. As Lead Researcher at SERIF he has worked alongside Dr Jane Gibbon of Newcastle University Business School on projects to consider the value and impact of social enterprise initiatives in the prison system.