Business ethics debating competition 100 year life – blessing or a curse?

5:00pm - 7:00pm | £0.00


Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Time: 17.30-19.00, registration and refreshments from 17.00
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:




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