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Enterprise Risk Management News, Articles, Research – Accountability Central
In the beginning…there were the high-stakes / high-visibility crises events that are now part of corporate legend -- the ExxonValdez tanker oil spill in Alaskan waters (in resource-rich Prince William Sound) just as the fishing season got underway -- the deliberate poisoning of over-the-counter Tylenol pain relief pills, resulting in the tragic deaths of retail customers trusting in the product (the most recommended by physicians, it was said at the time).
News & Updates
December 19, 2014 Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'Source: BBC News
Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
December 19, 2014 White House Doesn’t Rule Out Cybercounterattack in Sony HackSource: Time
The White House is treating the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment as a “serious national security matter” and is currently devising a “proportional response” to the cyberattack, press secretary Josh Earnest said...
December 19, 2014 The Top 5 Energy and Climate Stories of 2014Source: Forbes
2014 was a remarkable year for energy and climate issues. Oil prices are plummeting, the United States and China made a major joint climate announcement, and renewable energy reached price parity with coal in a growing number of...
Research & Insights
December 16, 2014 The charts that show we're living through Earth's warmest year on recordSource: Mashable
This year is almost certain to become the warmest year the planet has had since instrument records began, and very likely for at least 4,000 years before that.
December 11, 2014 Study: 270,000 Tons of Plastic Floating in OceansSource: ABC News
A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans. That's enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks. The plastic is broken up into more than 5 trillion pieces, said the study published...
December 10, 2014 Soda Cans Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Study ShowsSource: Wall Street OTC
A new study published in Hypertension journal from American Heart Association shows that canned food and drink might be linked to high blood pressure and even an increased risk of coronary disease. These risks are generated by...
Commentary & Opinion
December 19, 2014 Recent trends in corporate governanceSource: Hedge Week
The concept of using independent directors is not new. Many US managers have used them on their boards of the feeder fund, in large part driven by US tax rules to do with investment fees and deferral rules. It was a pure tax...
December 19, 2014 Benchmarking Business EthicsSource: Huff Post
For decades, a company's performance has been measured almost exclusively in economic terms. Social and environmental issues such as health and safety in garment factories in Bangladesh, the use of conflict minerals in our...
December 18, 2014 Say Goodbye to the American CenturySource: Time
America is not in decline. the U.S. will have the world’s most formidable military for the foreseeable future. Its economy remains the world’s largest, and its recovery will probably gather more steam in 2015. Its workforce is...
Video Interview - October 2007 - Cablevision System - New York
Governance & Accountability Chairman, Hank Boerner interviewed by host Dr. Harvey Passes - Comments on emergency preparedness, protecting your home and family, business and other topics and concerns.
30 Minutes: Click Here for Video
The "Wei Ji" -- The Chinese pictograph (word) for crisis and opportunity. It's often up to you which term should apply!
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