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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
February 12, 2016 The Misguided ExxonMobil Climate Change InquisitionSource: Forbes
Last year witnessed the astounding speed at which public and expert opinion now coalesce around policies that would have seemed unacceptable a few years earlier. From same-sex marriage to marijuana legalization, public opinion...
February 12, 2016 Can China Cope With the Stampede From Its Currency'
News Week - This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site. Last summer, U.S. lawmakers were condemning China for pushing down its currency, arguing that it was still â??terribly undervalued.â??...
Reuters - The largest share of the survey's respondents, none of whom were identified, were only recommending ways employees can avoid mosquito bites or inform themselves via the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Research & Insights
February 12, 2016 Study: Unsafe Levels of Metal in Well-Known Chocolate Brands
ABC 13 - An independent lab study found that lead and cadmium were present in the majority of chocolates. As You Sow conducted three rounds of lab testing with serving size samples of chocolate from 42 different chocolate...
February 12, 2016 Climate Change Confusion in the ClassroomSource: Scientific America
Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that climate change is driven by human action, but middle- and high-school teachers seem to have missed that message. The majority of teachers are not aware of this consensus and teach...
February 10, 2016 FACT SHEET: Cybersecurity National Action Plan
The White House President Barack Obama - The National Institute of Standards and Technology will provide the Commission with support to allow it to carry out its mission. The Commission will report to the President with its...
Commentary & Opinion
February 12, 2016 Listen Up: 52 Reasons for Hope in the Fight to Save Humanity
CSR Wire - It's been eleven years since I began writing about the business of sustainability. And, of course, in that time everything has changed. The world has a global deal to tackle climate change; CEO's are thinking beyond...
February 11, 2016 Saving The Environment: 9 Environmental Acts To Make A Habit in 2016Source: Triple Pundit
A new year is always a good opportunity to try new habits and, when it comes to important issues like the environment, there really is no time like the present. Whether it’s improving your home to make it greener or simply paying...
February 11, 2016 Faith, Hope and the Energy RevolutionSource: Huff Post
Fighting for a renewables revolution to save the climate has, for the past 30 years, been a question of faith in the ultimate self-interest of humankind, and hope that we would develop the means for our deliverance. The last time...
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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