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Growing Social Inequality Requires Global Business Community to Rethink Sustainability Plans

Alejandro Litovsky | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Alejandro Litovsky

Companies are having to do a difficult balancing act with their sustainability plans. On one hand, they must focus on environmental goals such as impr...

The World is Looking to the US for Third Party Risk Guidance

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

As more organizations here in North America and overseas increasingly utilize third party vendors with a global presence to perform critical functions, process key transactions and provide exposure to sensitive proprietary information, those organizations with mature third party risk (TPR) programs are receiving a loud call to provide assistance to those new to the TPR field.

Why America's #1 Business Advantage is Being Ravaged by Cultural Shifts and Social Media

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

American business is fast paced, entrepreneurial and built on rugged individualism. While many nations have business cultures that run away from risk and avoid 'breaking new ground' at all costs, US business seeks them out almost like a moth is drawn to light.

Crisis Risk in Rio: Business Must Play, Too

Harlan Loeb | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Harlan Loeb

My colleague, John Larsen, and I have worked with dozens of Olympic sponsors on crisis preparedness and response over the last two decades. And while the Rio Olympics have focused much attention state of preparation, it is easy to forget about the extraordinary behind-the-scenes efforts around crisis and security planning.

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part III: Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Improving Lives via Microfinancing

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In this interview, co-author Pamina Mullins and I speak to Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Chief Executive Officer and founder of K-finance Limited, a microfinan...

Why You Need to Embrace Risk to See Your Business Grow

Lyndon Wood | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Lyndon Wood

From the moment you decided to launch your own business, you will have been met by challenges.

Halden Zimmermann's 3 Ways to Overcome Adversity in Business

Kc Agu | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Kc Agu

The ability to successfully overcome adversity is a skill that is beneficial in just about any circumstance, but it is especially critical in business...

Will anticipatory compliance be the next best practice?

Tom Garrubba | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

I was recently invited to speak on a panel regarding third party risk strategies for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's (SIFM...

The Not-So-Secret Service: What Your Company Can Learn From the Rep. Chaffetz Scandal

Tom Garrubba | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

How can your company learn from the U.S. Secret Service's mistakes? Start by developing basic information security guidelines with respect to who can access sensitive data (such as personnel files or other confidential data) within your organization.

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action - Part 2

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.25.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

the hard lesson learned from this exercise is the ability to identify those people whom I can add to my short list of truly trusted advisors and add myself to my superior's list of truly trusted advisors.

Check Your Risk Exposure

Terry Savage | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Terry Savage

Have you ever made a list of all our personal risks and vulnerabilities? It can be a shocking undertaking. But corporations across America are now required to do "enterprise risk management" (ERM) studies. And so should you.

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action - Part 1

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

Though I am not a psychologist, I have spent many years managing teams, leading projects, and advising people - experiences that have helped me realiz...

Blackout to Wake Up

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

Our current wellbeing paradigm is stuck measuring the cost of various degrees of illness rather than calculating the value of higher levels of wellness and proactively enabling us to thrive.

What Spring Break Can Teach You About Business

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

Spring break was such an exciting time in our college days; it's a shame that corporate America hasn't embraced the concept with open arms. Sure, 21-year-old me was an idiot, but surprisingly there are a few things that moronic, youthful me can teach modern-day me about the workplace.

How Your Business Risk Profile Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Patrick Duroseau | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Patrick Duroseau

A business risk profile is a rating system that allows management to view -- at a non-technical level -- how the business is currently rated. The data used to develop the rating involves any information available from the critical systems in the business eco-system.

2014 Record-Breaking Heat Is Bad for Business

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Manish Bapna

This long-running record heat contributes to an expensive "new normal" for global businesses and national economies, raising the cost due to shifting weather patterns and more extreme heat waves, storms and droughts that can be fueled by a changing climate.

Startups, Taking Risks and the Myth of the Edge

Sarah Hall | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Sarah Hall

When you work at a startup, you test your edges daily. You have to solve problems that no else has. You have to find that one "big idea" and then you have to get people to believe in it with you. You have to work longer and harder than you ever thought you would or could.

Where There's CEO Bling, There's Corporate Fraud, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

Which CEOs drive a Rolls to work? That could be an important question for government regulators looking to crack down on corporate fraud. It's not...

Corporate America Needs to Get Out of Its Own Way

Joan Michelson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

Corporate America has an innovation problem. Obsessed with controlling and measuring, corporate executives often forget that employees are people too. Here are some suggestions for affecting what happens in the room

Climate Change Is Bad for Business

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

The diminished number of political figures is contrasted by the growing participation of the business community which is speaking in stronger terms than ever before about the need to find real solutions to human-induced climate change.