Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News November 19, 2013


I am pleased to share my latest article for The Conference Board Executive Action Series literally hot off the virtual presses. It is a piece that I have co-written with long-time China legal expert and resident, Michael Hickman, international partner at Shanghai and Beijing based Haiwen Partners, in an effort to provide readers with a more holistic view of how to maintain a sustainable and reputable international supply chain within a strong governance, risk and compliance framework. While we focus on the supply chain going in and out of China, the lessons learned and take-aways are applicable anywhere in our increasingly interconnected and co-dependent global economic system. To view this piece, please go to I'd love to hear your reactions.  

We have a busy week coming up before our US holiday of Thanksgiving as you can see from the upcoming events list on the far right. Shortly thereafter, I will be facilitating an original, two day cross-functional executive workshop I have designed for The Conference Board to be held in New York City on December 10-11 on "Managing Global Risk & Reputation to Your Company's Advantage". There are still a few seats left if you want to join us. For more information and registration details click here: or email or call me directly.

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Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO

"The Changing Chinese Supply Chain: Building a Sustainable and Reputable Supply Chain in and out of China"

By Andrea Bonime-Blanc and Michael Hickman

Executive Action Series Publication for The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business: 

In an era of aggressive enforcement and more demanding consumers in China, building a safe, sustainable, and reputable supply chain is more critical than ever. It takes a disciplined and unrelenting approach but one that will pay bottom-line and reputational dividends in the medium and long term. Today, the risks are simply too great not to act. To view the report, please visit: 

A Few Seats Still Available for December 10-11, 2013 The Conference Board Cross-Functional Executive Interactive Workshop:

Managing Global Risk & Reputation to Your Company's Advantage: A Multi-Disciplinary Interactive Seminar

December 10-11, 2013 - The Conference Board Center - New York, New York

Join us for a two-day interactive seminar for cross-functional and business executives charged with managing the most challenging risks and crises global organizations face today -- from supply chain and corruption to cybercrime and culture failure – and learn how to implement a more holistic strategic approach to global risk and reputation management based on the original strategic framework created by Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, who is the Seminar's Program Director. Speakers include: Brigida Benitez, Steptoe & Johnson; S. Prakash Sethi, University Professor Baruch College; Carmen Oveissi Field, Deloitte; Jacqueline E. Brevard, Merck & Co. (retired); Judith Young, Institute for Ethical Leadership; Jeffrey Gracer, Sive Paget & Riesel.

For more information and to register, please visit:

Upcoming Events

November 19, 2013
The Conference Board Live Webcast
"A CEOs Perspective on CSR, Risk & Reputation Management"
A conversation with Hans W. Decker, Retired CEO & Vice Chairman of Siemens USA

November 20-21, 2013
Ethix SRI Advisors Roundtables on "Integrated Reporting: A Window into a Company's Future"
New York City (by invitation only)
Facilitator for two roundtable discussions on "Connectivity of Capital & Core Risks: When to Employ a Holistic Approach to Aligning Risk, Capital & Opportunity"

November 21, 2013
NYSE/Corpedia "IPO Readiness Conference"
New York City
Facilitator & Panelist "The Board's Role in Ethics & Compliance"

December 10-11, 2013
The Conference Board
New York City
"Managing Global Risk & Reputation to Your Company's Advantage" Interactive Executive Seminar
Creator & Facilitator of Custom Seminar including six global risk experts & interactive risk, crisis & opportunity exercises

January 15, 2014
The Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers University Business School
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Facilitator & Speaker "The Corporate Board's Responsibility for Ethics and Risk in a Time of Crisis"

For more information and/or to register for these events, please visit: 

"Adding Value through Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation Management"

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