Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation Management News
Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News
June 11, 2014


June has come in with a roar for us at GEC Risk with multiple client and educational events taking place almost simultaneously. Last week we successfully engaged in, oversaw or contributed to, a "Supply Chain in and out of China" Webcast, two Corporate Compliance Council workshops - one on risk management and the other on conflicts of interest management, and a very successful, well attended and diverse annual Global Strategic & Enterprise Risk Management Conference, all for The Conference Board where Jacqueline E. Brevard, Senior Advisor to GEC Risk, and I are Program Directors.

The primary focus now is on Madrid, Spain, where GEC Risk and our strategic partner, Impact on Integrity, are holding a one day interactive executive workshop on "Integrity, Risk & Reputation" on June 17th. The leading Spanish law firm, Garrigues, is our host for this workshop for senior executives, board members and business people. Seats are still available: If you have colleagues or friends in Spain and Europe who might be interested in attending please let them know!

In anticipation of our workshop, Murray Grainger and I co-authored an op-ed for Spain's leading business daily, FT's Expansion, for which we wrote about the "Seven Valuable Virtues of Intelligent Corporate Responsibility" (in a twist on the seven deadly sins concept). You can find the link to download this article in this newsletter.

Also, FT's Agenda, a publication for boards and directors, interviewed me for a piece on FCPA enforcement in which I was able to share some great experiences I had almost 20 years ago creating a then uncommon but very robust FCPA program for interntional power company, PSEG Global, where I was general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.

Lastly, I will be putting the final touches on a new book I am writing which is due my publisher, DŌ Sustainability, very shortly. If all goes well, The Reputation Risk Handbook: A Guide for Managers and Directors, will be coming out in the late summer.

Have a great start to the summer (or winter if you're due south!).


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

FT Expansion/Spain

Opinion Piece by
Andrea Bonime-Blanc &
Murray Grainger

"Las Siete Virtudes Cardinales de la Responsabilidad Corporativa Inteligente"
(The Seven Valuable Virtues of Intelligent Corporate Responsibility)

In anticipation of their Integrity, Risk & Reputation Executive Workshop to be held in Madrid at the offices of Garrigues on June 17, 2014, Andrea Bonime-Blanc and Murray Grainger co-wrote the oped "Las Siete Virtudes Cardinales de la Responsibilidad Corporativa Inteligente" (The 7 Valuable Virtues of Intelligent Corporate Responsibility) for FT's Expansion, Spain's leading business daily, on June 9, 2014. The original Spanish version is available here: An English translation will be posted soon.


Melissa Anderson, FT Agenda, June 9, 2014 Interview

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, was interviewed for the article by Melissa Anderson in the June 9, 2014, edition of FT's Agenda Week, a publication for boards and directors. In referencing the importance of a robust global anti-corruption program, she is quoted as saying: “Companies that are driving a robust reputation management system that puts integrity into strategy in addition to all the bells and whistles necessary to develop financial profits and revenues — those will be the great companies of tomorrow." Available here:

"Integrity, Risk & Reputation: An Executive Workshop"
June 17, 2014 at Garrigues in Central Madrid, Spain


In this one day workshop conducted in central Madrid, two leaders in integrity, risk and reputation management bring their real world experiences from multinational ethics & compliance programs to the Spanish market for the first time. Executives joining this impactful networking and best practice sharing forum will take away fresh ideas to create value and increase financial performance in their organizations. The presenters will share their practical experiences and tools to demonstrate that Compliance and Risk are no longer defensive costs for your company but offer great opportunities to reduce costs, boost the loyalty of your customers and increase profitability.  To learn more and register:



June 17, 2014 - Madrid, Spain
GEC Risk Advisory & Impact on Integrity present:
"Integrity, Risk & Reputation: An Interactive Executive Workshop"
held at Garrigues, Hermosilla, 3, Madrid, Spain. To download the flyer in English or Spanish please go to:
July 16-17 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Second Annual Latin America Ethics Summit

"Building Sustainabile Integrity". Panelist & Moderator with Claudia Maskin, Siemens Latin America, Sonsoles Rubio Reinoso, Iberdrola, and Fernando Barros, Hitachi Data Systems Latin America. 

August 15, 2014 - NYU - New York City
Corporate Compliance Overview.

Four hour course for new college graduates preparing for a finance career.

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

Panel on Global Risk & Supply Chain Issues for Boards. 

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

The Reputation Risk Handbook:
A Guide for Managers & Directors

By Andrea Bonime-Blanc
 Sustainability Publishers
Late Summer 2014

Transforming Risk into Value℠

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