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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
December 13, 2013 Madoff Ex-CFO Accused by Lawyer of Lying in 2009 Guilty PleaSource: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek
Bernard Madoff’s ex-finance chief lied every day for 30 years and didn’t tell the truth even when pleading guilty to aiding the con man’s fraud, a defense lawyer said in the trial of five of the witness’s former colleagues.
December 12, 2013 Cyber threats for 2014: Not just the usual suspects
Government Computer News - Security on the Internet of Things: An afterthought' The Internet of Things is more than a buzzword; it is becoming a reality. âMore and more devices will be connected to the Internet,â said...
Macleans.ca - The panel is to be co-chaired by Ferric New ell, the former CEO of Sync rude Canada, and by the head of the îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî, Scotty Vaughan. > 2553
Research & Insights
December 5, 2013 Poll: Americans More Opposed to Intervening Abroad Than At Any Other Time In the Last Half Century
Reason - The Pew Research Center and the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî have released their periodic survey of American attitudes toward foreign policy. Here's how they ... after the fall of Saigon: While 52 percent...
December 2, 2013 Climate Casino’: An Overview of Global WarmingSource: NY Times
“The Climate Casino,” by William Nordhaus, provided compelling answers to my unanswered questions in a comprehensive and lucid way. It is a one-stop source on global warming, seen through the prism of a brilliant economist
November 20, 2013 New study slams manufacturers for marketing sugary drinks that cause obesity in kids and teens
ABC 15 News - The study, conducted by The Yale îRudd Center for Food Policy and Obesityî was supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Rudd Foundation. Researchers examined the quality and...
Commentary & Opinion
December 10, 2013 Reeds Inc. (REED): The Case for Proxy Access & How I VotedSource: James McRitchie, CorpGov.Net
In mid-July I e-mailed investor relations at Reeds Inc. $REEDGojiGinger_Kombucha (IR@reedsinc.com) asking if REED had a classified board or plurality requirements for director elections. Can shareowners call a special meeting or...
December 9, 2013 Digging deeper to analyse sustainability in gold miningSource: Eiris Blog
In August/September 2013, we – as part of a wider project on gold mining – interviewed a number of investment managers and ESG research providers including EIRIS to gather their views on the key ESG issues for the gold mining...
December 4, 2013 So, the U.S. Is Terrible at International Tests: Who Cares'
Atlantic Online - Americans have been botching tests like the PISA for 50 years. It hasn't held back our economy yet. And that was in 1983. Which raises a question: If we've been so bad at these tests for so long, why worry now'...
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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