RSA Norwich: InConveRSAtion on business ethics - can it pay?

Fellowship Event


OPEN Norwich

  • Economics and Finance
  • Employment

RSA Fellows, Norwich Quakers, and Norwich Cathedral are collaborating to stage a debate on Tuesday 3 October at 6pm at OPEN Norwich. Discover why doing business ethically really can pay.

Commercial pressure has too often been cited as justification for unethical business behaviour. Yet increasingly, consumers are choosing to do business with those they believe to be ethical. What exactly is ethical business? How can we influence it as business leaders or as consumers?

Come and join us to hear from a wide range of speakers and a panel debate.

  • 18:00 — Registration, tea, coffee and cake
  • 18:20 — Welcome from John Gordon Saker, Open
  • 18:25 — Introduction from The Very Revd Jane Hedges, Dean of Norwich Cathedral
  • 18:30 — Quaker enterprise  a look at Quaker business practice, past, present & future  Dr Nic Burton, Newcastle Business School
  • 18:45 — Employing ethically: why it pays to be a good employer – Doug Field, East of England Co-op
  • 19:00 — Investing ethically: why it pays to invest ethically – Lisa Hardman, Investing Ethically
  • 19:15 — Changing our ways: steps towards a more ethical economy – Loughlin Hickey, Blueprint for Better Business
  • 19:30 — Panel debate: chaired by Rupert Read, UEA
  • 20:15 — Close

Tickets are free of charge but please register your attendance at the top of this page.

Any questions, please contact Robert Ashton FRSA: [email protected].

If you have any access requirements or reasonable adjustments you have, please email the RSA team: [email protected].

Location: OPEN Youth Trust, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SF  

18:30 — Quaker enterprise - a look at Quaker business practice, past, present & future - Dr Nic Burton, Newcastle Business School