If it's July it must be time for Brazil - at least for GEC Risk. We are a proud supporting sponsor and panelist for Ethisphere's Second Annual Latin America Ethics Summit taking place in Sao Paulo July 16-17. In fact, we arrive the day after the World Soccer Cup finals - hopefully the mood is good! Check out the details of the conference and if you can make it be sure to register here and use this discount code: speaker25LAES
Mary C. Gentile, whom many of you know for her groundbreaking "Giving Voice to Values" work, and I have co-authored the first ever piece on GVV in the boardroom - please take a look at the summary in this newsletter and visit the GEC Risk website to download a copy of the magazine.
June was a busy and exciting month for GEC Risk. The centerpiece was our trip to and work in Spain including for a leading global Spanish company and the first ever "Integrity Risk & Reputation" Executive Workshop with our strategic partner in Spain, Murray Grainger, Managing Director and Founder of Impact on Integrity. The location and host - Garrigues -- were first class and the feedback was excellent. We captured the day of interactions with 25 senior Spanish executives in a useful visual chronology created by InkyThinking and available for viewing here: http://www.gecrisk.com
We are planning a similar "Integrity Risk & Reputation" Executive Workshop for New York City, hosted by E&Y at their headquarters in Times Square -- be sure to block your calendars for the entire morning of September 12, 2014. Details and registration coming soon.
In June, we completed presentations and panels including a webcast with our strategic partner in Shanghai, Michael Hickman of Haiwen & Partners, on "Supply Chain in and out of China", two Corporate Compliance Council workshops with our colleague Jacqueline E. Brevard, and organized a successful, well attended and diverse annual Global Strategic & Enterprise Risk Management Conference, for The Conference Board.
Throughout July, I will be putting the final touches on my manuscript for my publisher, DŌ Sustainability. If all goes well, The Reputation Risk Handbook: A Practical Guide for Managers, Executives and Boards,
will be out as scheduled in late September.
I wish everyone in the summery northern hemisphere a great summer and those in the wintery southern half one that isn't too cold or too wet!
Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO
GEC Risk Advisory LLC
Transforming Risk into Value ℠
Risk & Compliance Magazine
July-September 2014 Issue
"Giving Voice to Values in the Boardroom: Strategies to Enable Risky Conversations"
Andrea Bonime-Blanc &
Mary C. Gentile, creator of the globally acclaimed and widely used "Giving Voice to Values" book, curriculum and system, and member of the GEC Risk Advisory Council, and Andrea Bonime-Blanc, co-authored a piece that elevates the "Giving Voice to Values" framework for the first time to the highest level of an organization -- the Board -- and arguably the most important when it comes to enabling conversations about sensitive, risky and difficult conversations. Using a hypothetical scenario, the authors dissect ways in which a board member can approach such a challenging boardoom conversation. Available here: http://www.gecrisk.com/publications-media/
Mary C. Gentile
The Reputation Risk Handbook:
A Practical Guide for Managers, Executives & Boards
By Andrea Bonime-Blanc
DŌ Sustainability Publishers
Coming Late Summer 2014
"Integrity, Risk & Reputation: An Executive Workshop"
Held on June 17, 2014 at Garrigues in Madrid, Spain
Murray Grainger and Andrea Bonime-Blanc proudly standing in front of the wall size visual memorialization of their first "Integrity Risk & Reputation Executive Workshop" held at the offices of Garrigues in Madrid on June 17, 2014. Click here: http://www.gecrisk.com/publications-media/ to view this work created by Tom Russell of InkyThinking (http://www.inkythinking.com).
FCPA ENFORCEMENT PUTS FIXERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Melissa Anderson, FT Agenda,
June 9, 2014 Interview
Andrea Bonime-Blanc was interviewed for the article by Melissa Anderson in the June 9, 2014, edition of FT's Agenda Week, a publication for boards and directors. In referencing the importance of a robust global anti-corruption program, she said “Companies that are driving a robust reputation management system that puts integrity into strategy in addition to all the bells and whistles necessary to develop financial profits and revenues — those will be the great companies of tomorrow." Available here: http://www.gecrisk.com/publications-media/
July 16-17, 2014
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Second Annual Latin America Ethics Summit
"Building Sustainable Integrity". Panelist & Moderator with Claudia Maskin, Siemens Latin America, Sonsoles Rubio Reinoso, Iberdrola, and Fernando Barros, Hitachi Data Systems Latin America. http://www.gecrisk.com/events-2/
Be sure to use discount code #speaker25LAES
September 12, 2014. New York, New York.
"Integrity Risk & Reputation - New York" Executive Workshop.
GEC Risk Advisory & Impact on Integrity reprise and adapt their acclaimed Spanish Workshop for a North American audience. Hosted by E&Y in Times Square. Details and registration link forthcoming.
September 30, 2014. New York, New York. Thomson Reuters 3d Annual Corporate Whistleblowing Forum. Panelist/Facilitator for "Incorporating and Integrating Legal Ethics and Corporate Ethics." At Thomson Reuters. 3 Times Square New York. http://www.gecrisk.com/events-2/
October 12-14, 2014. National Harbor, Maryland
NACD Annual Board Leadership Conference.
Panel on Global Risk & Supply Chain Issues for Boards. http://www.gecrisk.com/events-2/
November 6-7, 2014. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
17th Annual Farmers Cooperative Conference.
Global Risk Management Presentation. http://www.gecrisk.com/events-2/
For more information on these events and more, please visit: http://www.gecrisk.com/events-2/
Strategic Partner News:
Jay Rosenzweig, CEO and Founder of Toronto-based global executive search firm, Rosenzweig & Company, is a pioneer of diversity efforts in the c-suite and boardroom and well known for his annual "Women at the Top Levels of Corporate Canada" Reports (2014 one is avalable here: http://www.rosenzweigco.com/pdf/annual-reports/9th-Annual-Report-2014.pdf). Jay was recently interviewed for Advantage Magazine on this topic as well. You can read the article "Executive Search Revolution" here: http://advantagemagazine.ca/2013/rosenzweig-and-company/ and access the company website here: http://www.rosenzweigco.com. Check out a more lighthearted piece by Jay for the New York Times last week: http://www.rosenzweigco.com/mediacenter/print/2014/unwitting-father-confessor-in-flight.html. Andrea Bonime-Blanc sits on his firm's Advisory Council.
Rosenzweig & Company