Our events are hosted by one of the NIBE stakeholder or partner organisations and are opportunities to meet with other people interested and concerned with business ethics. They are arranged at various locations throughout the North East, either directly or in partnership with others with the aim of sharing information on business ethics, discussing current dilemmas and sharing good practice.  

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Walgreens Boots Alliance and the Sustainable Development Goals @ Durham Business School
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We are pleased to invite you to this Durham University Business School (https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/) and North East Initiative on Business Ethics (www.nibe.org.uk) jointly-sponsored event.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Business is one of the key actors, alongside governments and NGOs, in realising these goals. In his talk, Richard Ellis, Vice-President for Corporate Social Responsibility at Walgreens Boots Alliance (https://www.walgreensbootsalliance.com/) will give us an insight into how the SDGs are integrated into the CSR and broader corporate strategy of the firm.

This House believes data and tech companies are a threat to our democracy, @ Brewin Dolphin Newcastle
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On 3rd March students from around the region will debate their hopes and fears for the region’s growing technology sector. The third inter-school debate will raise awareness of a subject that’s of clear importance to us all and showcase the abilities of some of the region’s future business leaders.

NIBE is working with 20 year 12 students from five of the region’s schools: Emmanuel College, The Kings Academy, Grace College, Harton Academy and St Bede’s Durham. Students from each school will argue for the motion and two against. Each student will speak for a maximum of 2.5 minutes.

The debate will be followed by discussion with the audience.

Responsible Business Seminar: Business Responsibility for Human Rights @ Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
Mar 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Business Responsibility for Human Rights

Refreshments will be available from 16:30 and the lecture will take place at 17:00 (room TBC).

Speaker: Dr Owen Boyle, Northumbria University

As a signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), the Faculty of Business and Law is committed to promoting responsibility in our teaching, consulting and research. The Risk, Responsibility, Ethics and Governance research cluster brings together over ninety scholars and research students who aim to develop insightful, novel, and useful research.

The Good, the Bad and the Greedy @ Northumbria University
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Good, the Bad and the Greedy @ Northumbria University

In Conversation With Gordon Black CBE DL and Martin Vander Weyer, Business Editor, The Spectator

A conversation between Spectator business columnist Martin Vander Weyer and veteran entrepreneur-investor Gordon Black CBE DL on purpose, sincerity, sustainability and the fair balance of rewards in the modern world of business.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture 6.30pm – 7.30pm.