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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
November 25, 2015 RCS Capital’s Proxy Vote Scandal Ensnaring More Broker-DealersSource: Think Advisor
Massachusetts regulators say broker-dealer agents may have played a role in two fraudulent proxy voting schemes this year
November 25, 2015 General Mills sets goal to buy only cage-free eggs by 2025Source: Chicago Sun Times
General Mills has set a deadline for its conversion to all cage-free eggs by 2025. The Minnesota-based company, whose brands include Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Progresso soups and Yoplait yogurt, initially announced its plans to...
November 25, 2015 Reducing black carbon and methane emissions could reduce Arctic warmingSource: CBC News
Reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane and black carbon, alongside carbon dioxide could help reduce the warming of the Arctic by up to 0.25 degrees by 2050, says a new report by the Arctic Council.
Research & Insights
November 25, 2015 Is "Business Ethics" An Oxymoron?Source: Fast Company
Economics rests on an assumption of rational self-interest, yet that's the very principle that seems to reduce ethical conduct. Over a dozen studies have shown how having money in the room or just thinking about money leads to...
November 24, 2015 Not Good Enough: Meta-Analysis Of Climate INDC Studies
CleanTechnica - Last week, analysts Kelly Levin and Taryn Fransen of the World Resources Institute munched and crunched about a dozen very recent reports that examine how far the world's climate action commitments (intended...
November 24, 2015 NOAA Global Warming Study Under Fire
R & D Magazine - The study reports global surface temperatures are higher than reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and that the rate of warming for the first 15 years of the 21st century is on par with...
Commentary & Opinion
November 24, 2015 Paris is Just One Piece of the Climate Change Puzzle
Council on Foreign Relations - Coauthored with Naomi Egel, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Next week's Paris meeting on climate...
November 24, 2015 Yellen defends Fed policy, calls for gradual hikesSource: CNBC
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday argued for gradual rate normalization, and called an interest rate hike "appropriate" if central bank officials see progress toward labor and inflation goals.
November 24, 2015 Choose sustainable palm oil to stop the destruction of rainforests
The Daily - In fact, according to a recent report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, if the carbon dioxide is released from all the peatlands in Southeast Asia, it will be equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide from nine...
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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