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.

A new Social Contract for business – Ethical Reading @ Online
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
How can we achieve a deeper, richer relationship between business & society? Join us for a debate between business leaders led by Prof. Borg

What do companies and societies owe to one another? And how should what they owe be decided, regulated and enforced?

In this session, Emma will set the scene and outline a new idea, gaining ground, that there is a need for a ‘Social Licence’, which specifies the ethical and environmental conditions firms need to meet in order to gain their social licence to operate. Emma will explain how this might work in practice, both for firms and for regulators.

We are delighted to be joined by the following eminent local business leaders who will then discuss and debate the approach with Emma:

 Richard Baker, Managing Partner for EY in the Thames Valley and South

• Jonathan Firth, MD, MichaelPage Group

• Nick Bion, MD, Robert Bion & Co

• Will Barrett, MD, Francis Construction

There will be ample time for Q&A from the attendees.

The way we think about work is wrong – thoughts from a Guerrilla Worker @ Online
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The way we think about work is wrong.
Work is the only place where we expect to be told what to do. We are told at what time to come in, where to sit, when to have lunch or when to take a holiday.
We are, in effect, told who to associate with, who to answer to, what to do and even the way to do it.
Everyone says that  their most important asset is our people so let them free. Free from location, free from hierarchy, free from dogma. Liberate them and support them to do what they do best.
About the speaker:
Guerrilla Worker, strategic thinker, occasional maverick and reluctant over-achiever with an interest in culture change, creative opportunities and regional development.
Director of Guerrilla Working Ltd consultancy working at the point where technology meets the organisation’s people.
Director of Dynamo North East an industry-led initiative focusing on growing the tech sector in the North East.  Leading on CyberNorth cyber cluster including the delivery of #CyberFest.
Director of North East Initiative on Business Ethics, working to make the North East the most ethical place to do business.
Values based leadership; passion, purpose and performance in business @ Online
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Values based leadership; passion, purpose and performance in business @ Online

North East Initiative on Business Ethics is kicking off a new series of NIBE events focusing on business ethics across different contexts and sectors.

This first online event is: Values based leadership; passion, purpose and performance in business. – an online event for young leaders and folx interested in how personal values influence and impact your leadership style. Across the session, you will grow your understanding of how embedding your personal values can not only transform your leadership skills – giving it renewed passion and purpose, but it can also transform the way we do business and our positive impact on the world.

This session is led by Mortal Fools, a purpose-driven and people-centred company. During this practical online session, you will hear from their leadership team about how a values-based approach is the 21st century way to structure and run a business; positively impacting not only your people, your projects and your purpose but also the all-important business bottom line. You’ll also hear from their Young Leaders, a group of young people Mortal Fools’ is supporting to develop their leadership practice to further enable their confidence and skills in social activism and active allyship.

During this session you will learn about:

  • Personal Values – what does this mean and why is it important
  • Mortal Fools 4 person-centred values and how they influence all areas of the business
  • What values-based leadership looks like in practice and decision making,
  • How a values-based approach impacts engagement, wellbeing and performance in

This event is free to attend – but pre-bookable. For any accessibility requirements or questions please email: nibeenquiries@gmail.com

About Mortal Fools
Mortal Fools is a multi award-winning theatre, drama and creative learning charity, co-creating theatre and creative projects with young people and professional artists. CONNECT is their unique training and professional development programme for organisations, teams and individuals that uses practical training to help people to grow, thrive and develop their leadership practice. You can find out more about Mortal Fools on their website: www.mortalfools.org.uk, social media
(@mortalfoolsuk) and YouTube Channel.