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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). 

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News & Updates

April 1, 2015 Wal-Mart just took a bold stand asking Arkansas' governor to veto a controversial 'religious freedom' law

Source: Business Insider

Wal-Mart just took a big stand against a controversial law set for passage in Arkansas. On Tuesday, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed a controversial "religious freedom" bill similar to one recently approved in...

April 1, 2015 Sustainalytics Launches New Corporate Governance Research & Ratings Products

Source: Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis, today launched the first products within its new corporate governance research and ratings product suite. By tying companies’...[more]

April 1, 2015 Our food-safety system is a patchwork with big holes, critics say

Source: MPR News

A patchwork of more than a dozen federal agencies plays a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has holes, and some think we would all be safer if food safety at the federal level were brought...

Research & Insights

April 1, 2015 Environment Maine releases new report on climate change - text/video

Source: WCSH - TV

Rain and snowfall is up 28 percent in New England since the 1970s, according to a new Environment Maine report. The environmental advocacy organization gathered on the Maine State Pier Tuesday to explain the report's findings,...

April 1, 2015 Oceans could take thousands of years to recover from climate change, study says

Source: CS Monitor

Decades of climate change have taken a toll on ocean ecosystems – and it could take millennia for them to bounce back, according to new research.

March 30, 2015 Climate change does not cause extreme winters, new study shows - Climate model simulations by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) showed similar results: as the climate warms, temperature differences in mid-latitudes decrease, and so does temperature...

Commentary & Opinion

April 1, 2015 Something scary happened in the stock market, and what one analyst said about it was even scarier

Source: Business Insider

Late Tuesday in the US, or early Wednesday in the rest of the world, the bottom fell out of US stock market futures contracts. S&P 500 futures were down by as much as 1.3% at around 9:00 p.m. ET

April 1, 2015 Revisiting the Wealth of Nations, The Seas

Source: Reuters

Much of today’s wealth of nations is derived from the seas. To preserve this asset for future generations, we should draw upon the best thinkers, practices, and policies in economics, business, finance and civil society to...

March 31, 2015 Opinion: What Friedman got wrong about the Great Depression cost us during the Great Recession

Source: Market Watch

BERKELEY, Calif. — Ideas matter. That is the lesson of “Hall of Mirrors,” the American economist Barry Eichengreen’s chronicle of the two biggest economic crises of the past 100 years: the 20th century’s Great Depression and the...

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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