Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News
Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News
June 30, 2015

I am back from an extraordinary trip to Brazil where the Third Annual Latin America Ethics Summit sponsored by Ethisphere was a great success with many attendees from all over Latin America  and beyond (the US and Europe) and a sense from all that ethics, compliance and risk management are definitely taking root and beginning to spread throughout the region. My trip also included a jaunt to beautiful tropical Recife to deliver a reputation risk and resilience workshop to the executive team of a major new corporate client headquartered there. See photos above and below.

This month I am very proud and humbled to announce the expansion of the GEC Risk Advisory Council with three new leaders in their fields -- Ken Frankel, Annette Heuser and Simon Franco from Canada/the US, Germany and Brazil, respectively. We are extraordinarily grateful to each and every one of them for their willingness to support and counsel our growing business. Please see more information in the sidebar.

I am also extremely proud to welcome  my great friend and mentor, Professor Prakash Sethi, a true luminary and pioneer in social auditing, global codes of conduct and CSR, to the expanded team at GEC Risk.

Lastly, from June 22-26, Jacqueline Brevard and I co-taught our second cohort of students at the NYU Corporate Compliance & Ethics Certification Program.  It was a great success with almost 50% more students than our first cohort in February and including wonderful guest teachers and friends Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer of L'Oreal, Mary Gentile of Giving Voice to Values fame, and Matthias Kleinhempel, Business Professor at IAE Business School in Buenos Aires.

July promises to continue to be engaging and varied with several new client engagements and deadlines on important new thought leadership pieces for the Conference Board (on cyber-risk governance), Hiperos  (on third party cross-functional collaboration) and a major African client (on the future of CSR).

Until the end of July - have a great month!


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


GEC Risk Announces New Advisory Council & Team Members

GEC Risk is proud to announce the addition of three new members to its Advisory Council as follows:
  • Simon Franco, Founder, Simon Franco Recursos Humanos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Kenneth N. Frankel, President, The Canadian Council for the Americas, Toronto, Canada; former General Counsel, the Organization of American States
  • Annette Heuser, Executive Director and Founder, The Bertelsmann Foundation in the U.S. & Creator of the INCRA non profit international ratings agency initiative 
We are also honored that former Advisory Council Member, Professor Prakash Sethi, University Distinguished Professor at Baruch College of the City University of New York, has joined our extended global team.

More information on our new Advisory Council and Team members can be found here: and here: respectively.
GEC Risk was quoted or appeared in the following news items in Asia, Latin America and the United States over the past month:

Wall Street Journal - Crisis of the Week - "NAACP Under Scrutiny in the Dolezal Scandal" June 22, 2015. Andrea Bonime-Blanc provides commentary. Available here: and here: 

Jornal Do Commercio, Brazil - June 20, 2015. Andrea Bonime-Blanc feature interview: "Company Reputations Have Never Been so Vulnerable". Available in Portuguese and English here:

SISA Journal - Korea - June 8, 2015. Coverage of The Good Company Conference and feature Interview with Andrea Bonime-Blanc . Available here in Korean only:


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December 31, 2014

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The FCPA Ethics & Compliance Blog
March 2015

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The latest Risk2Value Blog explores:

The Rise of (Business) Integrity in Latin America: Converting Integrity Risk into Opportunity

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