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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
November 24, 2014 Minnesota company recalls ground beefSource: Miami Herald
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination. Read more here:...
November 24, 2014 OPEC's Easy Days Setting Oil Production Are Over, Veteran Says; You Need Russia, Norway, MexicoSource: Bloomberg
The days when OPEC members could almost guarantee consensus when deciding production levels for oil are long gone, according to a veteran of almost two decades of the group’s meetings.
November 24, 2014 U.S. gasoline prices slide to a 4-year low -Lundberg surveySource: Reuters
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States dropped 10 cents in the past two weeks, hitting a four-year low, according to the latest Lundberg survey released on Sunday.
Research & Insights
November 24, 2014 Global warming may heat up world conflict: World BankSource: Times Live
In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts to bring populations out of poverty.
November 21, 2014 Report: America could power itself 100 times over with solar energySource: Washington Post
It is widely known that among all the sources of alternative energy, the one with the greatest potential is solar. How could it be otherwise? Staggering amounts of solar radiation strike the Earth each day; the only trick is...
November 19, 2014 Consumer Watch: High Levels of Inorganic Arsenic Found in RiceSource: NBC Washington
Consumer Reports analyzed Food and Drug Administration data on more than 600 foods that contain rice and found some with worrisome levels of inorganic arsenic.
Commentary & Opinion
November 24, 2014 Is Refusing to Fight Climate Change Unethical'
knowledge.insead.edu - Commentators say those not following the recommendations of the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî are unethical. I disagree. The îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî...
November 24, 2014 Oil woes for VenezuelaSource: Miami Herald
Falling gas prices around the world, now at a four-year low, could result in the lifting of government subsidies on gasoline inside Venezuela, which has been a big savings for its citizens. The combination of the end of the...
November 19, 2014 The moral issue of climate changeSource: Washington Post
The politics of selfishness was embraced enthusiastically last week by Sen. Mitch McConnell. In dismissing President Obama’s deal with China to reduce carbon emissions, the incoming Senate majority leader said “carbon emission...
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.
30 Minutes: Click Here for Video
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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