Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation Management
Strategic Governance, Risk & Reputation News
February 20, 2014


It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome Jacqueline E. Brevard, JD/LLM, as Senior Advisor to GEC Risk Advisory. Many of you know that Ms. Brevard is a leading expert on ethics, compliance and risk management for global organizations - she created and led one of the first and premier global pharmaceutical company ethics and compliance program for Merck & Co., Inc. for 15 years. She is an internationally renowned expert and leader in this field and brings a wealth of practical, cutting edge and best practice experience to GEC Risk where she will focus on assisting clients with ethics, compliance, risk and crisis management as well as leadership and culture development and workshops. Please read the press release here: 

This newsletter features several current or upcoming resources, among them::
  • The latest GlobalEthicist Column on "The Biggest Risks Nobody Talks About: Leadership and Culture Failure"
  • March 4, 2014, The Conference Board Live Webcast on "2014 Corporate Governance Trends"
  • "Four Steps to Controlling Supply Chain Risk" an interview by I-SIght Blog with Andrea Bonime-Blanc
We have added a new tagline to GEC Risk - Transforming Risk into Value℠ -  that goes to the heart of our client service: the proper handling and structuring of governance, ethics, compliance, risk and corporate responsibility can lead to added value and even a competitive advantage. 

As always, we look forward to connecting with you soon!



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

The Biggest Risks Nobody Talks About: Leadership & Culture Failure

Latest GlobalEthicist Column from Ethical Corporation Magazine

In this latest periodic The GlobalEthicist column, we tackle two of the least talked about or considered but most strategically and materially significant risks of them all - the risk of leadership failure and the risk of culture failure. Where do they fit in the enterprise risk management universe? Who ever thinks about these risks at the board or c-suite level? These difficult questions and some useful answers are sorted out in the latest The GlobalEthicist Column for Ethical Corporation Magazine.

The Conference Board

Global Strategic and Enterprise Risk Management Conference
New York City June 4-5, 2014

Risk management has become an essential part of corporate management, strategy, and leadership over the past few years, and risk executives are increasingly required to work across a broad range of issues. Risk leaders also need to coach and train their staff in the detection and management of emerging risks. If properly structured and integrated with strategy, active risk management can provide a competitive advantage in all sectors, providing critical protection to corporate reputation and brand, as well as enabling strategic growth over time. This conference offers an up-to-date overview of the critical global and strategic risks confronting multinational organizations.

Four Steps to Controlling Supply Chain Risk
Interview with I-Sight Blog

In this interview with I-Sight Blog, Andrea Bonime-Blanc discusses the four key pillars of effective supply chain risk governance - ranging from the existence of a robust speak-up culture at every stage of the supply chain to proper oversight at the board level. The article can be found here: 

Upcoming Events

February 4 - April 8, 2014
ECOA "Leading Professionals in Ethics & Compliance Certification" (LPEC) Program. Essentials of Ethics + Compliance E2C Program leading to LPEC CertificationFaculty Member.

March 4, 2014
"2014 Corporate Governance Trends: Diversity/Risk/Compensation". The Conference Board. Live Webcast. 3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern. Facilitator & Co-Panelist. With Jane Storero, Vice President, Corporate Governance, Pepco Holdings, and Yelena Barychev, Partner, Blank Rome LLP.

April 3, 2014
GRI Forum "Ethical Risk & Risk Culture Workshop” for the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Original Workshop & Facilitation. Members only.

April 7, 2014
“Crisis, Leadership & Culture Building Workshop”  IIA Philadelphia Spring Conference, Philadelphia. April 7, 2014.

May 05-31, 2014
“Reputation Risk: What Is It and How Does it Fit into the Risk Universe?” Keynote Speaker for the 2nd Global Enterprise Risk Management Online Symposium 2014.

June 17, 2014 
GEC Risk Advisory & Impact on Integrity "Corporate Compliance, Responsibility & Reputation Workshop" - Madrid, Spain. Watch this space for more details.

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


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