Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News


September has arrived and everyone in the northern hemisphere is getting back to business and school. While most of us took some time off, risk, crisis and opportunity never took a vacation from the global scene. If anything, executives, directors, investors and advisors everywhere continue to be challenged and intrigued by risk and opportunity in this increasingly complicated and rapidly changing marketplace.

I am pleased to launch the first GEC Risk Newsletter in which you will find links to our latest GlobalEthicist columns, upcoming events and other governance, risk and reputation resources. I welcome your feedback at Please visit, follow on twitter @GlobalEthicist or connect on Linked In at


Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO

GEC Risk Services

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"Risky Business" Latest GlobalEthicist Column for Ethical Corporation Magazine

In this latest GlobalEthicist column, we tackle where "reputation risk", that much used and sometimes misused term, fits in the pantheon of global organizational risks: is it yet another category or is it something a little different? Take a look and decide for yourself:–-risky-business 

New Conference Board Custom Executive Seminar:

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

September 25-27, 2013
Ethics & Compliance Officer Association 21st Annual Meeting

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Attending as a participant and chair emeritus of the ECOA

September 30, 2013
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Guest Lecturer for classes on Global Compliance and Anti-Corruption

October 2, 2013
The Conference Board Live Webcast
"A CEOs Perspective on CSR, Risk & Business Strategy"
A conversation with Hans Decker, Retired CEO & Chairman of Siemens USA

October 7, 2013
Society for Corporate Compliance & Ethics Annual Conference
Washington, DC, USA
Discussion Leader: "What to do when no one will listen"

October 13, 2013
NACD Annual Board Leadership Conference

National Harbor, Maryland, USA
Panelist "Trust but Verify: The Role of Skepticism in the Boardroom"
Panelist "The Future of Third Party Use: Risk Based Due Diligence"

October 21, 2013
Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs

New York, New York, USA
Guest Lecturer on "Building Ethics, Compliance & Corporate Citizenship into Business Operations"

October 26, 2013
Public Relations Society of America Annual "One World" Meeting

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Panelist "When Legal & PR Counsel Collide, Can Ethics Come to the Rescue?"

November 15-16, 2013
The Northwind Professional Institute

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Keynote Speaker: "Global Risks: The Old and the New: Corruption & Cyber-attacks"

For more information on these events, please visit: 

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