Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News November 5, 2013


As the beautiful colors of autumn drape most of the US Northeast, I am happy to share with you the latest GEC Risk news and resources.

This month's The GlobalEthicist column "Executive Whistleblowing: What To Do When No One Listens" for Ethical Corporation Magazine ( examines the special difficulties executives experience if they suddenly find themselves in the unenviable position of being a potential whistleblower. Just ask the ex-CEO of Olympus, one of the few CEOs to ever blow the whistle and pay the consequences. These difficulties are compounded for executives who also happen to manage risk, legal, ethics, audit or compliance. Take a look at the column and see what you think.

October was a busy month for GEC Risk and November promises to be similar. We are working on several exciting Conference Board projects including a November 19th Webcast with GEC Risk Advisory Council member, Hans W. Decker, retired CEO & Vice Chairman of Siemens USA, on "A CEO's View on CSR, Risk & Reputation Management" ( Also in November, I am speaking on "A New Approach to Supply Chain Management: Risk Adjusted Due Diligence" at the NAVEX Annual Virtual Conference and on the "Board's Role in Ethics and Compliance" at the NYSE/Corpedia IPO Readiness Conference. On tap for December 10-11 is "Managing Global Risk & Reputation to Your Company's Advantage", an interactive workshop for cross-functional executives. For more information and registration details for all of these events click here: 

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Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO

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:

Latest GlobalEthicist Column: "Executive Whistleblowing: What To Do When No One Listens"

If you're a senior executive with a possible whistleblowing concern, you may have fewer options than most employees. This column provides some suggestions.

Upcoming Events

November 14, 2013
NAVEX Annual Virtual Conference
Panelist on Virtual / Live Panel on "Supply Chain Risk & Third Party Management"

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