Tag: stakeholders

When executives become Malware

When executives become Malware

“I see this as the most damaging event for our brand in the company’s 140-year history…I don’t think these problems can be overcome overnight.” The picture of Toshiba’s CEO making a ritual deep bow of contrition while cameras whirred and flashed has gone round the world. Hisao Tinaka resigned most […]

Why reputational risk keeps grabbing the limelight

Why reputational risk keeps grabbing the limelight

“The most valuable asset in the capitalist economy is not cash, stock or buildings, but trust.” Economist Intelligence Unit, Risk of Risks What would a serious blow to your company’s reputation cost? This was once a rather academic query–most organisations could afford to consign it to the back burner. Today […]

ANALYSIS: Reputation Risk Handbook

ANALYSIS: Reputation Risk Handbook

“I’m as pure as the driven slush” quipped the much-quoted actress and libertine Tallulah Bankhead. Not only did she mean it, but other sharp comments built her reputation as one of the wits of Manhattan. She worked hard to polish and refine it. A new and useful handbook on reputation […]

Exclusive: Interview with “Reputation Risk” author

Exclusive: Interview with “Reputation Risk” author

Andrew discusses with Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, her new handbook on: Reputation Risk–in an age of hyper-transparency.   See also Analysis: our review of her new handbook–due December 11th.   “Why did you decide to write this book  now, as opposed to say a year or so back–what has changed […]

Would the leader of an ethical global company please stand up

Would the leader of an ethical global company please stand up

Is there an ethical global company anywhere? Currently we see vast swathes of the corporate world wilfully avoiding paying their proper share of taxes through avoidance schemes, mainly centred around Luxembourg. Meanwhile three quarters of the banking industry remains mired in never-ending fines for nefarious practices almost too numerous and complex to […]