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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
Photonics Online - These are some of the main conclusions reached by experts from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and their Working Group III co-authors on the Fifth Assessment Report of the U.N....
April 23, 2014 Carlyle ESG Funds Tumble With Wrong-Way Europe, U.S. BetsSource: Bloomberg
Emerging Sovereign Group LLC, the $5 billion hedge-fund firm owned by Carlyle Group LP (CG), posted losses this year in two of its funds after wrong-way bets on emerging markets, Europe’s recovery and U.S. Treasuries. The ESG...
April 23, 2014 The Problem Isn't A Lack Of Food Production
Courant - Feeding the world's growing population is a problem that can't wait for an answer. According to the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, agricultural production will need to increase 70...
Research & Insights
Thomson Reuters Foundation - We need to better understand the interlinkages between water and energy, we need to promote better governance to reduce dramatically the number of people without access to drinkable water, sanitation...
April 17, 2014 Poll: 88 percent of Californians say there is 'a serious water shortage' in the stateSource: Mercury News
Nearly nine out of 10 Californians say the state is suffering from a “serious water shortage,” according to a new poll that confirms widespread concern over the lack of rain, diminished Sierra snowpack and low reservoir levels...
April 15, 2014 Global warming - just a giant natural fluctuationSource: Lab Product News
Montreal, QC - An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: The Guardian
This is a story about bad timing. One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call "mismatch" or "mistiming." This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall...
April 23, 2014 The Earth Is Changing Rapidly. Can We Change Too?Source: Time
had the chance to see the Grand Canyon last week for the first time, and I can tell you this: it is really big. So big, in fact, that I led my partner on an endless walk along the rim, searching for the entrance a trail that...
April 23, 2014 On This Earth Day, It's Actually Easier To Be GreenSource: Forbes
Those of us who grew up watching Sesame Street sang along to Kermit the Frog’s lament, “It’s not that easy being green.” But for many Americans, it’s actually easier than ever to be green. Sustainability has quietly become an...
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.
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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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