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March 5, 2019

“’We recognise climate change science as set out by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…To deliver a strong investment case to our shareholders, we must invest in assets that will be resilient to regulatory, physical and operational risks related to climate change,’ Glencore said.” Financial Times March 05, 2019 “But, above all, there …

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March 4, 2019

“As of March 1, 2019, the RepuSPX reputation arbitrage portfolio is out-performing the S&P500 Index by 409%.” March 1, 2019 RepuStars With Steel City Re’s synthetic measures, reputation value can be managed, arbitraged, financed, and insured. Reputations are valuable strategic intangible assets. Threats to these assets⏤ enterprise reputation risks, often mislabeled “brand risks” ⏤ need …

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March 3, 2019

“NC State / Protiviti Survey 2019: There is variation in views among boards and C-suite executives regarding the magnitude and severity of risks for 2019 relative to prior years. Interestingly, board members report the highest overall score about their impression regarding the magnitude and severity of risk for 2019 relative to CEOs, CFOs and CROs. …

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March 1, 2019

“But the concentration of technological and market power threatens to turn people like Mr Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook into potential single points of vulnerability that could be as worrying. A successful blackmail of Mr Bezos in a decade, when, say, Amazon’s Alexa-controlled devices are widespread, would give the blackmailer a powerful platform.” The …

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February 27, 2019

“While biopharmaceutical companies set the set list price of a medicine, insurers ultimately determine what patients pay out of pocket,” said Holly Campbell, spokeswoman for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. “We agree the status quo is not working for patients and our health care system needs to change, but we need to address …

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February 25, 2019

“Britain was aghast when it failed to get a judge reappointed to the International Court of Justice in 2017. The number of British nationals on human-rights bodies is at an all-time low, says the Universal Rights Group, a Geneva-based think-tank. British candidates for special committees have been rejected 35 times since 2016. There is “increasing …

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February 23, 2019

“As of February 23, 2019, the RepuSPX reputation arbitrage portfolio is out-performing the S&P500 Index by 409.5%.” February 23, 2019 RepuStars With Steel City Re’s synthetic measures, reputation value can be managed, arbitraged, financed, and insured. Reputations are valuable strategic intangible assets. Threats to these assets⏤ enterprise reputation risks, often mislabeled “brand risks” ⏤ need …

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February 20, 2019

“O’Neill argues that “we need to think much less about trust, let alone about attitudes of trust detected or mis-detected by opinion polls” and focus “much more on being trustworthy, and how you give people adequate, useful and simple evidence that you’re trustworthy”…This requires better transparency. Another, less discussed, route to building trust is for …

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February 18, 2019

“South Africa’s major financial institutions have formally notified African Global Operations –better known by its previous name Bosasa –that they will be terminating the hugely controversial facilities management company’s accounts, according to a statement from the company.” The CitizenFebruary 18, 2019 “The banks have reportedly cited reputational risk as their reason for cutting ties.” Reputations …

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February 15, 2019

“A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a 1940s U.S. government experiment that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis…” “A federal judge in Maryland said The Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and the Rockefeller …

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