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.

Cyber Security for Children and Young People – part of #CyberFest 21 @ Online
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

With increasing numbers of children having their own online bank accounts (some linked to their parents accounts) there are some basic security issues that they, their parents or guardians should all be aware of. The rise of such threats as hacking social media accounts,  blackmailing,  revenge porn, in-game purchases and any number of issues from an increasing online presence, means that cyber hygiene for children and young people has never been a more important issue.

This event is part of #CyberFest 21, the North East’s biggest cyber security festival, now in its fourth year.

  • Welcome and introduction to CyberNorth – Phil Jackman, Dynamo North East
  • What are the issues facing children and young people online – Abi Moffat, CEO, The Enterprise Academy
  • Are children and young people particularly vulnerable to cyber threat – Mimi Theobald
  • Children’s Code (Age Appropriate Design Code) – Sam Roberts, Commercial contracts lawyer specialising in IT/tech contracts
  • Discussion – Can children and young people do more to help themselves? What is the role of big tech? Is the industry doing enough to protect vulnerable groups? – Speakers plus Dawn Dunn, Dynamo North East
  • Summary and close – Phil Jackman
Social Impact Success: Connecting and Growing Communities @ Ouseburn Farm
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

North East Institute for Business Ethics (NIBE) invites you to celebrate and showcase founders putting purpose at the heart of their businesses. NIBE, along with partners FIRST and PNE, are hosting an event in honour of the Startup Awards North East Social Impact Award winners 2021.

The winners are:
– Amy Clunes – Whozamy
– Farzaneh Hajirasouliha – Vivid Future
– Ian Brown – Chestnut Natural Capital
– Tara Johnson – Tailored Leisure
– Laura Hepburn – Greenology

Hosted at Ouseburn Farm, a community spirited green oasis in the heart of Newcastle, guests will be invited to hear from and meet the winners, and to connect with our community of individuals and businesses passionate about creating a better world.

The event is a collaboration between NIBE, learning and accreditation agency FIRST, who deliver the Startup Awards, and business support organisation PNE, sponsors of the Social Impact Award. The three organisations are brought together by a passion for the role ethics and community action by businesses can play in making the North East a fantastic place to live, work and do business.

The event will also showcase NIBE’s ethical business toolkit: designed by businesses for businesses and aimed at allowing every organisation to start their social impact journey. It’s important for our communities and our planet and it makes good business sense too!

Business ethics and Social Impact is about making sure that what a business does is as positive as it can be, as well as reducing the negative impacts that the business might have. The partners believe that businesses should maintain high standards of openness, honesty, and fairness and that these values should be at the core of what a business does.

For any aspiring entrepreneurs or early-stage founders in attendance, PNE’s business support team will be on hand to offer their expert advice on starting a socially impactful business and share insight into the support available across the region.

Kevan Carrick, chair of NIBE said: ‘We are delighted to be able to support the Social Impact Winners from Startup Awards North East and to help them on their way with the offer of mentorship to help integrate their values and ethics meaningfully into their business planning, marketing, leadership, and culture. We are also offering a small financial prize to every winner. These winners are a great example to both existing organisations and other new businesses. Ethical business practice is going to help us grow our communities – how fitting that this celebration is at Ouseburn Farm.’

Charlotte Windebank, Managing Director at FIRST explains, “We initiated the Social Impact Category for our Awards (helped by sponsorship from PNE) because as a values-driven company itself, FIRST believes passionately in the importance that business can play as a force for good in developing our communities.”

This celebration will be taking place at Ouseburn Farm on Monday 11 th October 2021 from 4pm to 7.30pm and for the moment, we are planning on it being a face-to-face event, dependent on COVID restrictions at the time. The structure of the event will be as follows:
– Welcome from Hugh Stolliday, CEO of Ouseburn Farm & Kevan Carrick, chair of NIBE.
– The importance of social impact businesses, Charlotte Windebank, MD of FIRST
– Social impact opportunities throughout the North East region, spokesperson from PNE.
– Social Impact and Ethical Business in practice: panel discussion with Social Impact Award winners led by Caroline Theobald CBE, NIBE director and co-founder and chair of FIRST
– Award Winners prize presentation by NIBE chair, Kevin Carrick
– Demonstration of NIBE’s Ethical Business Toolkit and NIBE mentoring offer
– Refreshments and tour of Ouseburn Farm
– Facilitated Networking opportunity

Responsible Business Seminar – Prof Andrew Crane – Modern Slavery *Save the Date*
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Responsible Business Seminar – Transparency International – Open Business *Save the Date*
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm