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Hank Boerner is a columnist for Accountability Central and various publications.

Hank Boerner is an widely-published author, commentator and columnist whose work appears in business and financial print and electronic publications, and on many on-line forums.  He was editor of NIRI’s Investor Relations Update monthly newsletter (2007-2010) and has been a columnist for IR Update since 1998. He is Contributing Editor and corporate governance columnist for Thompson Reuter's journal, Corporate Finance Review; and editor and publisher of the Accountability Central public platform and the INSIGHTS-edge subscriber-based platform focused on Sustainability and ESG.  He was the Emerging Issues columnist of Investor Relations Newsletter (Kennedy/BNA) and his commentary has appeared in The Financial Times, European Business Forum and other publications.

Hank's currently writes for his blog "Stay Tuned" which can be accessed at:

Hank also writes for the G&A Institute blog, "Sustainability Update" which can be accessed at:

You can also read Hank's archived blog posts on the "Accountability-Matters" blog.

An archive of his various published works and writings can be found in the "Library" section of his Web site:


Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - July / August 2010)

Question: How important is "corporate sustainability" to investors and stakeholders? When the question is posed to them in the context of the projected long-term viability or sustainability of the firms that they do own or might...

April 1, 2010 Will Public Outrage Drive Regulatory Reform?

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - March / April 2010)

Capitalism is all about evaluating and balancing risk and opportunity to seek maximum return on investment. The process is straightforward, or should be: The issuer's shareholder select members of company boards to oversee...

February 1, 2010 Where Do We Go From Here? As The Financial Crisis Appears To Ebb, What Will Emerge?

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - January / February 2010)

As the year 2010 begins, discussions in Washington DC are centered on "reforms"-of the capital markets, cormercial banking, financial services, as well as for healthcare and medicine, and additional layers of protection for...

December 1, 2009 The National Investor Relations Institute at 40 Years: Many Changes And Many More To Come

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - November / December 2009)

The term investor relations first came into being in corporate management circles in the early 1960s. Before that, the term for the person (usually a male) who dealt with retail investors and financial editors was generally...

October 1, 2009 The Spectacle Of The Market Collapse Inquiries

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - September / October 2009)

In ancieut Rome.once the western world's Undisputed Capital goverment,commerce,culture and entertainment, there was often an uneasy truce between the rulers and the empire's population. To divert the populace's attention, the...

August 1, 2009 A Period Of Interlude As Reformers Consider The Proper Form Of Market Regulation

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - July / August 2009)

The primary currcncy of the capital markets is . . . trust. When trust is broken between corporate issuer and investor, or investor and asset manager, things can go terribly wrong. That's the summation of thc capital market woes...

June 1, 2009 Stay Tuned: IR Professionals and the Market Reform Forces

Source: By Hank Boerner - ( IR Update - June 2009)

This year niri celebrates 40 years — an organization life spanning four decades, with many individual members experiencing numerous bull and bear market phases during their career. long-term members may feel they have “seen...

April 22, 2009 Down times hit pay of top 3 Long Island execs

Source: Newsday - James Bernstein

Many local businesses did not fare well in 2008 as the economy crumbled, and the chief executives of two of the three largest Long Island companies did not make as much money as they did in 2007, while the third got a raise but...

April 1, 2009 Sovereign Wealth Funds - Capital Market Players From Variety of Backgrounds

Source: Hank Boerner - (Corporate Finance Review - January / February 2009)

As corporate and public-sector issuers seek out suitable investors for their debt and equity needs amidst the bear market and credit crunch, a distinct class of institutional investors has been coming into view: the sovereign...

April 1, 2009 Stay Tuned: More Initials for the IRO — These Could Spell Long-Term Success... Or Market Failure for Corporate Issuers

Source: By Hank Boerner - ( IR Update - April 2009)

The investor relations professional lives in a world filled with capitalized initials and catchy acronyms — she is an IRO, of course, usually reporting to the CFO (who reports to the CEO). All around is talk of TARP, if the...[more]

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