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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
Source: Wall Street Journal
Bank of America Corp. BAC +0.45% is expected to pay nearly $17 billion to settle U.S. Department of Justice accusations it packaged shoddy mortgages into securities and sold them to investors in the run-up to the financial...
August 21, 2014 Eruption risk rising for earthquake-racked volcano in IcelandSource: LA Times
Thousands of small earthquakes have rattled Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano over the last five days, prompting meteorologists to warn of an increasing risk of eruption and causing public safety authorities to evacuate tourists from...
August 21, 2014 Libya's largest oil depot begins exportsSource: SF Gate
CAIRO— Libya's largest export terminal begun loading a tanker Wednesday destined for Italy, its first shipment after a yearlong blockade over disputes between the central government, rebels and protesters, the country's oil...
Research & Insights
Source: The Guardian
The vision of an energy-independent Britain, free of the clear and growing problems of overseas fuel dependency, is deeply alluring. That is one of the reasons I set up a solar energy company 15 years ago. Today, Putin's Russia,...
August 19, 2014 Humans blamed for melting glaciers in new study
techtimes.com - They employed "state-of-the art modeling techniques, relying on 12 climate models. The reports analyzed were from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî. It's a group of climate-change experts...
August 19, 2014 The Crisis in Clean Drinking WaterSource: Care2.com
According to the World Health Organization, the shortage of sanitary drinking water is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world today. Children are especially hard hit by the lack of this staple for survival....
Commentary & Opinion
August 20, 2014 Why Does Less Meat Mean Less Heat' (Op-Ed)
Live Science - According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, global animal agriculture produces vast amounts of crops to feed billions of farm animals long before they are themselves...
August 11, 2014 We can't let agriculture destroy our environmentSource: Des Moines Register
Are we prepared to sit back and leave our quality of life, our natural resources and our health up to the goodwill of Iowa's agricultural producers? I ask because if you've read the news the past few days, you have learned that...
August 8, 2014 How a Global Economy Bankrupts Local BusinessSource: Wall Street Cheat Sheets
For better or for worse, globalization is here. That brings along with it all sorts of advantages in business and trade, as well as opening up new markets to labor, industrialization, and modernization. Giant multinational...
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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