Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News
Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News
January 22, 2015

Greetings and Happy New Year!

I trust that you and yours had a great holiday season and wish you a wonderful start to the year!

The holiday season for GEC Risk was jampacked with news and activities some of it surrounding the recent publication of The Reputation Risk Handbook, which has been getting a lot of attention and coverage, including a feature article in the Wall Street Journal on 12.31.14 for which I was interviewed on "Key Takeaways of Corporate Reputation Risk 2014" (

Also in early January, I became a regular commentator for the Wall Street Journal's "Crisis of the Week". My first contribution was to comment on the AirAsia crisis (

There are three exciting events coming up over the next few months:
  1. On February 23-27, 2015, NYU is launching a brand new Corporate Compliance & Ethics Certificate Program, of which I and my friend and colleague, Jacqueline E. Brevard, are co-directors, taking place in NYC. You can find out more about this program in this newsletter. 
  2. The 7th Global Ethics Summit takes place in NYC on March 10-11, 2015; GEC Risk is a sponsor and speaker - more information available in this newsletter.
  3. I am Program Director for the first annual Conference Board "Global Risk, Integrity & Reputation" Conference featuring cross-functional approaches to all things risk, integrity and reputation. Our newsletter readers can receive a substantial discount by using this code: AB1. See more information in this communication.
All the best and until February!


Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO
GEC Risk Advisory LLC
Transforming Risk into Value 

New GEC Risk2Value Blog 
Focus: Risk to Value Creation

The new GEC Risk2Value Blog was launched on 1.1.15 to explore how value can be created from risk. Our first entry "Did SONY Just Transform "The Interview" Cyber-Risk into Value?" examines "The Interview" crisis and considers whether the film studio extracted more value from movie sales than it would have had there been no crisis. Take a look at this first post (which was picked up by the WSJ's Corruption Currents on 1.3.15) here: 

Reviews & Coverage

The Reputation Risk Handbook

"Andrea Bonime-Blanc...wrote the book on reputation risk."

"Most reviewed and cited title of 2014"

"A "must read" for corporate executives"

"Read this NOW, long before you need it"
TED COINE, Author, A World Gone Social

"…an important and timely book. Thought leaders like Dr. Bonime-Blanc, with this immensely readable book, help guide the way for all of us.”

ANDREW WEISSMANN, Former Director of the Enron Task Force and General Counsel of the FBI
"A novel and refined immersion into the complex world of corporate risk.”
SIMON M. FRANCO, CEO, Simon Franco Recursos Humanos, Brazil
“A brilliant handbook for CEOs."
JORGE CACHINERO, Group Senior Director, Llorente & Cuenca, Professor, IE Business School, Spain

Or visit the Author's Amazon page: 


"A Life-Cycle Guide to Ethics & Compliance Programs"

By Andrea Bonime-Blanc
& Martin Coyne II
NACD Directorship Magazine
November/December 2014 Edition 

"Reputation Risks and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Issues:
How they inter-connect and why it matters"

Andrea Bonime-Blanc
CSR Europe – Enterprise 2020 Blog
December 2014 

"Q&A: The Upside of Reputation Risk: Social Media has made Reputational Risk Much More Potent"
FT agenda Week interview with
Andrea Bonime-Blanc
December 8, 2014

"International CSR for General Counsel"
FT ExecSense On Demand Webinar
Andrea Bonime-Blanc




Ethisphere &
Thomson Reuters
7th Annual

Global Ehics Summit

Elevating Value Through Integrity: How Leading Companies Accomplish Excellence Worldwide

New York City
March 10-11, 2015
GEC Risk is proud to be a sponsor and participant speaking on the panel "Operating in a High Risk Environment". For more information/to register:
NYU Corporate Compliance & Ethics Certificate Program NYU, School for Continuing Professional Studies.
New York, New York. February 23-27, 2015 One week, full time intensive Corporate Compliance & Ethics Certification course. Inaugural launch. For more information and to register:

"Global Integrity, Risk & Reputation Conference". The Conference Board, May 6-7, 2015, New York City. 
First annual cross-functional conference for variety of functional and business executives and directors. Program Director & Speaker. For more information and to register: (GEC Risk Newsletter readers can apply the following discount: AB1).

NYSE Governance Sevices
Inside Compliance
Video Series

Two Interviews with
Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Part 1:
"A Strategic Approach to Governance. Risk & Compliance"

Part 2:
"Reputation Risk, Crisis and Value Transformation"

Strategic Partner News:

RepRisk AG 
Releases Latest Country Reputation Risk Report:

Download Your Copy Here: 

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