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.


Business ethics debating competition

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Time: 18.30-20.30
Venue: Emmanuel College, Consett Road, Gateshead, NE11 0AN

Debate topic

100 year life – blessing or a curse?

The majority of children born in the west today can be expected to live beyond 100- is a long life a blessing or a curse for society, business and ethics?

The competition will be between students from Emmanuel College and St Bede’s Lanchester. Students will prepare for the debate by attending a workshop with BlackRock and Brewin Dolphin and getting debating hints and tips from the Debating Society at Newcastle University.

The threat (or opportunity) of an 100 year life will be keenly debated,  and judged by a panel comprising senior representatives from Blackrock, Brewin Dolphin, Newcastle Business School, NIBE  and Durham University Business School.   The debate will be chaired by Caroline Thoebald, NIBE,and we will also be asking the audience to get involved with a show of hands before and after the debate.

Emmanuel College and NIBE hopes this event will act as a catalyst for discussion and action amongst young people in the North East; putting ethics at the forefront of businesses objectives and helping to promote the north east as a region that encourages responsible and ethical business for the benefit of society.  It is the idea of economics students at the College who chose the debate topic and have already conducted research into what living in a responsible city means to them.

This is a free to attend event, though registration is required, please complete the form below.

Download the flyer here: Debating Competition




Strategy and Virtue: developing strategy-as-practice through virtue ethics

Newcastle Business School Responsible Business Research Group presents

Research & Practice Seminar Series 2018

Strategy and Virtue: developing strategy-as-practice through virtue ethics

Date and time: Tuesday 27 March, 17.00 – 18.30 (refreshments from 16.30)

Venue: Corporate Hub and Room 402, Newcastle Business School, City Campus East, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST


Professor Hari Tsoukas, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Warwick Business School has described himself as an (unhappy) engineer by discipline, migrating to the social sciences, and finding his intellectual home in organisation and management studies.

Registration link to follow soon.



Tomorrow’s ethics: Beyond compliance, building better communities

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Time: 18.00-19.30 (registration and refreshments from 17.30)

Venue: The Curve, Southfield Road, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BX

In the series of Tomorrow’s Ethics events, NIBE is pleased to announce the first joint event with, Teesside University and Venator.   This event will also co-inside with the launch of the Tees Valley   ‘Ethical and Responsible Business Network’.

We will be joined by business leaders including: Ian Hornsby, Venator and Bethany Ainsley, Nouveau Group, more to be announced soon.

The event is due to be opened by Professor Jane Turner, Teesside University, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement) and the Panel session will be chaired by Caroline Theobald, NIBE.

As part of the programme final year students from Teesside University will present the results of a project they worked on with Middlesbrough council, designed to address social problems in the area; the students presented a solution that brought the council services and business together.


17:30: Arrival and refreshments

18.00: Welcome

18:10: Panel discussion

19.00: Teesside University student presentation

19:10: Q and A

19:30: Close

Who should attend?

The event will be of interest to those in the private, public and voluntary sectors who have responsibility for ethics/CSR in their organisation.  Also to leaders within organisations who are interested in responsible business.