Our events calendar is populated with a mixture of NIBE events or events from partner organisations and our wider network. All events profiled are connected to general business ethics or hone in on a contemporary ethical topic or concern. These events occur across the North East and are an opportunity to learn, reflect, debate, share best practice and most importantly, connect and network with others.
At NIBE, we guarantee a warm welcome and we look forward to meeting you at a future event.
Non-Executives in the dock – Tom Harrison, International Centre for Connected Construction
About the seminar
Public confidence in companies and organisations has been rocked by a slew of failings in management and oversight – Northern Rock Building Society – Oxfam – Carillion Construction – Durham County Cricket Club – North Cumbria NHS Trust and more – There is a need to understand in simple common sense terms why organisations run into problems and fail. The value of trust has risen and many especially those of the quietest, least influential and most dispensable stake their lives, livelihoods and security on the basis of reputation, experience and expertise. But who is really safeguarding their interests – What is the difference between management, regulation and governance – What do non-executive directors, trustees and governors do – How are they judged?
What are the core issues – What impact have these failures had on individuals and communities – What does good practice look like and where can it be found – Is there still a place for a moral compass in all of this?
About the Speaker
Tom is the current Chair of IC3 – International Centre for Connected Construction. He provides strategic advice to businesses in the private and voluntary sectors both in the UK and overseas. Including overview, reviewing operational performance, planning for growth and enhancing profitability and sharing best practice regarding organizational development, business processes and considering areas for improvement following mergers and acquisitions. Tom
was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Turner & Townsend Plc, Global Construction Consultants and was one of the influencing forces behind its growth into a global business.
Over the last few months, we’ve been hard at work with the North East business community developing our Ethical Business Toolkit; an online resource for organisations, teams and the self-employed to reflect on, explore and develop their business ethics. It consists of five modules developed BY people in business, FOR people in business, tested by people in business doing “good” business.
And we are finally ready to launch our Ethical Business Toolkit Launch on 11th February, 2pm-3pm.
North East Initiative on Business Ethics invites you to join us for an hour to help us mark this launch moment, find out what the toolkit is, how you can use it and why 2021 presents the perfect opportunity to consider your ethics in business, as we emerge from the pandemic.
Our key note speaker will be sharing their perspective on why business ethics is important to them, while drama, theatre and learning company Mortal Fools will be leading an interactive activity around personal values and how they influence behaviour and decision making.
Attendance to this digital event is free but you need to pre-register.
At NIBE, we promote ethical business across the North East. Through our network of interested people and businesses, we work to raise awareness of the importance of doing business ethically. We help organisations to strengthen their ethics culture and encourage high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values.
AI and Ethics – Dr Marta Rocchi and Dr Angus Robson Dublin City University; Northumbria University