December 17, 2018

In 2017, the court also imposed upon PG&E a monitor to supervise its compliance with gas pipeline safety laws. “We’re committed to accurate and thorough reporting…we didn’t live up to that commitment in this case.” Reputation crisis: disappointment, diminished trust, causing economic losses.

“The California Public Utilities Commission says it has opened a proceeding for what its staff says are “systemic violations of rules” governing pipeline safety…(Previously), in 2015, the CPUC fined PG&E $1.6 billion for failing to keep its gas transmission safe. It was the largest penalty ever assessed by the regulatory agency.“ NPR article by Richard Gonzales :

December 17, 2018
NPR

“We’re committed to accurate and thorough reporting…we didn’t live up to that commitment in this case.”

Reputation crisis: disappointment, diminished trust, causing economic losses.

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Risk management, risk financing in insurance captives, and risk transfer through reputation insurances comprise the constituent elements of a comprehensive solution. What’s your strategy?