Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News    Happy New Year Edition
January 6, 2014


I trust you had a peaceful, warm and restorative holiday. As we dig out of the first (and hopefully last) blizzard of 2014 in New York, I am pleased to share with you our latest resources and upcoming events:

1. I am especially excited about the January 15th half-day seminar at the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership on "The Corporate Board's Responsibility for Ethics & Risk in a Time of Crisis", featuring governance leader and keynote speaker, Dr. Reatha Clark King, Chairman of the Board of the National Association for Corporate Directors, who will also sit down with us for a fireside chat and audience Q&A. The seminar also features a major interactive crisis simulation with a mock board with Hans W. Decker, retired Vice Chair and CEO of Siemens USA and James Jalil, Esq., former Danskin Director and managing partner at Thompson Hine. To register please click here:

2. This Newsletter's middle column lists several published resources you might find helpful - from a proposal on how to create an internal structure to prevent future business scandals (my latest GlobalEthicist Column) to some suggestions on how to build a culture of integrity and profitability (the ECOA Connections piece).

3. On January 23rd, I will be facilitating a Conference Board Webcast on "Leadership & Culture Failure: Preventative Strategies & Tools" with Jacqueline E. Brevard, retired Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., and Judy Young, Executive Director of the Rutgers University Institute for Ethical Leadership. To register please click here: 

4. Check out my TV interview with Switch & Shift TV's Ted Coine on "Leaders Turn Risk into Competitive Advantage" in which we explore how leaders can turn challenge into opportunity (see more information in the bottom middle column of this Newsletter).

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions for future columns or events or if you have a governance, risk, ethics, compliance or corporate responsibility matter you would like to discuss. And, if you are not already following me on Twitter - please do - @GlobalEthicist 

I wish you a terrific start to 2014!


Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO / +1.917.848.4448





"Preventing the Next Business Scandal" The 
GlobalEthicist Column from December/January 2014 outlines a triangular solution to preventing the next business scandal. &

In this FT's Agenda Week piece on "EU & Brazil Want the US to Toughen Up on Privacy" Andrea Bonime-Blanc is interviewed on how companies can create a better global privacy governance framework. 


"Getting to a Culture of Integrity: The Role of the CEO, the Board & Risk Strategy" by Andrea Bonime-Blanc for ECOA Connections, December 2013 issue, outlines a three-pronged approach to a better organizational culture.

"The Changing Chinese Supply Chain: Building a Reputable and Sustainable Supply Chain in and out of China", The Conference Board, November 2013, with co-author Michael Hickman, International Partner, Haiwen & Partners.

"Supply Chain Risk: What Companies Need to Know" The GlobalEthicist Column from October 2013, Ethical Corporation Magazine. 


"Executive Whistleblowing: What to Do When No One Listens" The GlobalEthicist Column from November 2013 analyzes the special difficulties of being an executive whistleblower and outlines options for dealing with such a situation.
"How to be Smart About Executive Whistleblowing: Q&A with Andrea Bonime-Blanc" interview with The Company Ethicist, November 19, 2013.

Switch & Shift TV

Interview with Andrea Bonime-Blanc

"Leaders Turn Risk into Competitive Advantage"

In the words of Ted Coine, the host of the program: "Can the right ethics and reputation program save a company potentially billions of dollars in fines and restitution? You bet it can! Just wait until you hear Andrea's example of a bank not getting into trouble because the Department of Justice admires the bank's commitment to ethics and its fast and effective response to one bad actor's misdeeds." or



January 14, 2014
"The Cost of Compliance and IT Risk”. The Wall Street Technology Association. The Yale Club. New York City. 8:00-11:00am. Panelist.
January 15, 2014
"The Corporate Board's Responsibility for Ethics and Risk in a Time of Crisis"The Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers University Business SchoolNewark, New Jersey, USA. 9:00am-12:30pm. Facilitator & Speaker. With Dr. Reatha Clark King, Hans W. Decker & James Jalil.
January 23, 2014
"Leadership and Culture Failure: Preventative Strategies and Tools"The Conference Board. Live Webcast. 1:00-2:00pm Eastern. Facilitator & Co-Panelist. With Jacqueline E. Brevard, Esq. & Judy Young.
February 4, 2014
"How Can the Audit Committee Evaluate the Effectiveness of an Ethics & Compliance Program?" The Association of Audit Committee Members, Inc. Live Webcast.  12:00-1:00pm Eastern. Speaker. 
February 4 - April 8, 2014
ECOA "Leading Professionals in Ethics & Compliance Certification" (LPEC) Program. Essentials of Ethics + Compliance E2C Program leading to LPEC CertificationFaculty Member.


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