Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation Management News
Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News
August 14, 2014


This month's exciting news is that Ethical Corporation Magazine has undergone a major digital make-over and we are re-launching The GlobalEthicist column as an interactive monthly feature called The GlobalEthicist Q&A. Each month, I will address a reader question - this month's is from Sonsoles Rubio Reinoso, Chief Compliance Officer of Iberdrola. She asks: "Does an effective ethics and compliance program provide a competitive advantage?". I encourage our readers to submit questions to ECM's editor at 

GEC Risk had a good July. We sponsored our first conference anywhere in Sao Paulo, Brazil, speaking on Leadership & Culture Failure Risk ( at Ethisphere's Second Annual Latin America Ethics Summit. It was a fascinating few days partly because the venue was amazing (check out the Unique Hotel here: and partly because the event was terrific - a gathering of the best and the brightest minds working on ethics, compliance, leadership and culture in Latin America. 

I have finished writing my next book: The Reputation Risk Handbook: A Practical Guide for Managers, Executives and Boards, and delivered the final manuscript to my publisher, DŌ Sustainability. The book will go live in late September in both digital and print-on demand formats. Watch this space for more details soon.

We have other exiciting thought leadership projects percolating and look forward to sharing some of these with you in the coming months. In the meantime, the summer in New York City this year has been nothing short of spectacular - dry sunshine and little humidity - super-unusual and super-welcome. I hope that wherever you are, your weather is good too!



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

Ethical Corporation Magazine

New "GlobalEthicist Q&A"
Monthly Column

Starting with August's completely revamped digital version of ECM, a new and interactive "GlobalEthicist Q&A Column" has also been launched. Andrea Bonime-Blanc, "The GlobalEthicist", answers readers' strategic governance, risk, ethics, compliance and reputation-related questions. 
Click here to download the first GlobalEthicist Q&A Column: 
Submit your questions to Ethical Corporation's editor, Zara Maung, at Each month a question will be selected for a response.

The Reputation Risk Handbook:

A Practical Guide for
Managers, Executives & Boards

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Dō Sustainability

September/October 2014


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


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. Available here: 


September 30, 2014. New York, New York. Thomson Reuters 3d Annual Corporate Whistleblowing Forum. Panelist for "Incorporating and Integrating Legal Ethics and Corporate Ethics." At Thomson Reuters. 3 Times Square New York. 

October 12-14, 2014. National Harbor, Maryland
NACD Annual Board Leadership Conference.

Moderating Panel on the Global Start-up Revolution. 

November 6-7, 2014. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
17th Annual Farmers Cooperative Conference.
Global Risk Management Presentation. 

For more information on these events and more, please visit: 


Strategic Partner News:

RepRisk Publishes 

"ESG Risk in the
Pharmaceuticals Business"

RepRisk, the global reputation risk data analytics firm based in Switzerland, recently published an overview of reputation risk issues - specifically in the environmental, social and governance space -- affecting the pharmaceutical business. Click here to download a copy:

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