An event which will explore ways to promote business ethics across the Tees Valley is being held at Teesside University.
‘Tomorrow’s ethics: Beyond compliance, building better communities’ has been organised by the North East Initiative on Business Ethics (NIBE) in partnership with Teesside University, Endeavour Law, Tees Business Club and Venator.
The event on Tuesday, 27 March, will also see the launch of the Tees Valley Ethical and Responsible Business Network.
It will be opened by Teesside University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement) Professor Jane Turner OBE and will feature a panel discussion and Q&A with representatives from Venator, Northumbrian Water, Nouveau Group and Wilton Group.
As part of the programme final year students from Teesside University will present the results of a project they worked on with Middlesbrough Council, designed to address social problems in the area; the students presented a solution that brought the council services and business together.
The event will be chaired by Caroline Theobald CBE, Chair of First Face to Face Ltd and Director of NIBE.
She said: 'At NIBE we feel strongly that a great North East region is as much about ethical and responsible business practice as it is about education, jobs and infrastructure.
'We hope businesses agree and will join us in a first step to making that happen in the Tees Valley where we and partners such as Endeavour Law, the University, Tees Valley Business Club and Venator believe strongly that we can make ethical and responsible business a key selling point of the region – please help us do that.'
The event will be of interest to those in the private, public and voluntary sectors who have responsibility for ethics or corporate social responsibility in their organisation. It will also be of interest to leaders within organisations who are interested in responsible business.
It will take place on Tuesday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in The Curve at Teesside University, Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BX.