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.

Tees Valley Business Club – Happy Holidays
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Caroline Theobald CBE will be ‘In conversation’ with Irene Hays CBE, Chair of Hays Travel.

Running order for the evening is as follows:

06.00pm – Welcome and introduction from Jane Reynolds MBE, Chair, TVBC
06.05pm – Networking in breakout rooms
06.30pm – Caroline Theobald ‘In conversation with’ Irene Hays, Hays Travel
07.00pm – Diane Williamson, Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation
07.10pm – Karl Beckett, Care2Inspire
07.25pm – Update from Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen
07.45pm – Wynyard Hall
08.00pm – Close

Women, Migration and Labour Markets @ Online
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Women, Migration and Labour Markets – Prof Mary Silles, Northumbria University

About the Seminar
Women with more children tend to have lower labour supply and earnings. Why is this? There are two broad explanations. One is a selection story: women with more children would work less even in the absence of their children. Another story is one of causation: childcare will make you a different type of employee, and children will lead to lower labour supply and earnings. Distinguishing between these scenarios is the objective of this study. Using the birth of twins this research carefully examines the impact of children on women’s labour force participation and earnings. The birth of twins is an important innovation to tackle problems that arise because fertility is largely a matter of choice for women in the United Kingdom. This research is interesting because it provides deep insights into women’s labour market behaviour following the transition into parenthood.

About the Speaker
Mary Silles is Professor of Economics and Head of the Economics Subject Group at Northumbria University. Before moving to Northumbria in 2020, she held previous appointments at the University of Hull, University of Chicago, the University of Copenhagen, the National University of Ireland, and the International Monetary Fund. In 2002, she received a doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford. She is a labour economist with an ongoing research programme in the economics of education. Her work in this field features some of the most advanced research in economics and has generated many important insights into practical questions in education. Her study of adopted children in the United States is the largest evaluation of adopted children’s educational success in the world.

Professor Silles say: “My research is a deep source of personal satisfaction, the greatest pleasure of my academic life is teaching. Over the years I have benefited greatly from rigorous discussions on important economic issues with many of my students. I am very proud of all my students many of whom have gone on to have successful careers in economics, finance and academia.”

Non-Executives in the dock  – Save the Date @ Online
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

NIBE’s Business Ethics Toolkit Launch +++ Tentative date +++
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An event to officially launch NIBE’s Business Ethics Toolkit, aimed at businesses interested in ethical business

The event will be centred around a facilitated discussion on business ethics and how the toolkit can help

  • Welcome to NIBE and the thinking behind the toolkit

  • A view from business – Jim to facilitate?

  • How the kit can be used online – Adam

  • Supporting interested companies

  • Close

AI and Ethics – Save the Date @ Online
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

AI and Ethics – Dr Marta Rocchi and Dr Angus Robson           Dublin City University; Northumbria University


Lessons from 30 years of ethical banking – Save the Date
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lessons from 30 years of ethical banking   Patricia Alexander or Kerrey Baker           Shared Interest
Detail TBC