Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News
Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News
September 3, 2014


For those in the Northern Hemisphere, welcome back to work after a hopefully excellent summer!

I am delighted to share a Special Report titled "Reputation Risk in the Age of Hyper-Transparency: What Leaders Need to Know" / "El Riesgo Reputacional en la Era de la Hiper-Transparencia: Lo que los Lideres Necesitan Saber" which I co-authored with Jorge Cachinero, Corporate Director at leading Iberian/Latin American communications consultancy, Llorente & Cuenca.

The Special Report, which is partly based on my forthcoming book, The Reputation Risk Handbook: A Practical Guide for Managers, Executives & Boards (due out in October 2014) is available in English and Spanish here: 

Ethical Boardroom Magazine also just published my article on "Implementing a Holistic Governance, Risk and Reputation Strategy for Multinationals: Guidelines for Boards & Executives".

This piece provides a holistic strategic perspective for boards and c-suites on how to organize the myriad GRC and reputation management programs, functions and initiatives that often populate global companies in an inefficient, unhelpful or impractical way. 

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune to be interviewed by NYSE Governance Services for their video series Inside Compliance. The host, Eric Morehead, VP, and I had a far ranging conversation around two main topics for episodes being aired in September and October: the role of governance and risk in a compliance program and how leaders and boards can best get their arms around reputation risk. The above photo was taken at the recording - as you can see the NYSE trading floor was just below us! You can find past Inside Compliance episodes here: and watch this newsletter for links to the two new episodes on September 17th and October 15th.

Lastly, we are very pleased to share our strategic partner RepRisk AG's most recent report on the "Most Controversial Mining Projects" of the last two years. Check it out - their methodology and research is spot on and super-useful.

Cheers and until next month!


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

GEC Risk Advisory & Llorente & Cuenca Issue Special Report 

"Reputation Risk in the Age of Hyper-Transparency:
What Leaders Need to Know" 

"El Riesgo Reputacional en la Era de la Hiper-Transparencia: lo que los Lideres Necesitan Saber"


By Andrea Bonime-Blanc, GEC Risk, & Jorge Cachinero, Llorente & Cuenca

In this Special Report, issued by Llorente & Cuenca, the leading communications consultancy in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, and GEC Risk, the authors dissect the often misunderstood and complex topic of reputation risk, provide a typology of reputation risk and make suggestions on how leaders can best tackle this top strategic risk. The report is partly based on the work by Andrea Bonime-Blanc for her new book The Reputation Risk Handbook to be published by Do Sustainability in October 2014 and several of Mr. Cachinero's publications. Available for download in English and Spanish here: 

Ethical Boardroom Magazine

"Implementing a Holistic Governance Risk & Reputation Strategy for Multinationals"

In this article for Ethical Boardroom, Andrea Bonime-Blanc provides a high level view of what boards and executives should consider in creating a coordinated and strategically aligned governance, risk and reputation platform within their company. Available here: &

Ethical Corporation Magazine

"Ask The GlobalEthicist"
August Question:

"Does an Effective Ethics & Compliance Program Provide a Competitive Advantage?"

 The GlobalEthicist (Andrea Bonime-Blanc) answers readers' strategic governance, risk, ethics, compliance, corporate responsibility and reputation-related questions each month. Click here to download this 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

By Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Dò„ Sustainability
October 2014


SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Andrea Bonime-Blanc to deliver 
Keynote Speech on:

To register for this complimentary event please go to: 
September 17, 2014. Virtual.
NYSE Governance Services interview with Andrea Bonime-Blanc for "Inside Compliance" Thought Leadership Video Series Part I on "A Strategic Approach to Governance, Risk & Compliance".
Link available on September 17th.

September 22, 2014. New York. New York. Columbia University School For International & Public Affairs. 
Andrea Bonime-Blanc & Jacqueline E. Brevard, guest teachers on "Building A Global Ethics, Compliance & Risk Management Program", for course on Global Corporate Social Responsibility.

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

Andrea Bonime-Blanc is a Panelist and the Moderator of "The Global Start-up Revolution". 

October 15, 2014. Virtual. 
NYSE Governance Services interview with Andrea Bonime-Blanc for "Inside Compliance" Thought Leadership Video Series Part II on "Reputation Risk, Crisis and Value Transformation".
Link available October 15th.

November 6-7, 2014. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
17th Annual Farmers Cooperative Conference.
Andrea Bonime-Blanc is Keynote Speaker on "Global Risk & Reputation Management" 
For more information on these events and more, please visit: 

Strategic Partner News:

RepRisk AG Publishes Special Report on Top 10 Mining Projects with Reputational Risk 

This RepRisk Special Report focuses on the 10 mining projects that have attracted the most criticism related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the past two years.

The report analyzes documented negative incidents, criticism and controversies related to the 10 mining projects that received the highest RepRisk Index (RRI). The RRI is RepRisk’s proprietary algorithm that captures criticism and quantifies a project’s exposure to controversial ESG issues. The information has been captured and systematically analyzed from a wide range of third-party sources including online and print media, NGOs, government agencies, blogs and more. 

You can download a compimentary copy of this report here: 

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