Team and Culture

February 20, 2024

Boeing Company reputation crisis day 41. With the erosion of Boeing’s reputation as backdrop, the aerospace and defense giant's equity is sinking as shareholders contemplate the long costly tail of reputation damage the firm faces. Its ROI since the January 5 safety incident when a door plug detached mid flight is under performing the FTSER US aerospace and defense Index (FTWIUSA502010Y) by 20.2%. This is comparable to the 18.2% equity under performance of Southwest Airlines relative to the US airlines index (DJUSAR) on the 41st day of its reputation crisis following its IT systems meltdown.

Boeing Company reputation crisis day 41. With the erosion of Boeing’s reputation as backdrop, the aerospace and defense giant’s equity is sinking as shareholders contemplate the long costly tail of reputation damage the firm faces. Its ROI since the January 5 safety incident when a door plug detached mid flight is under performing the FTSE US aerospace and defense Index (FTWIUSA502010Y) by 20.2%. This is comparable to the 18.2% equity under performance of Southwest Airlines relative to the US airlines index (DJUSAR) on the 41st day of its reputation crisis following its IT systems meltdown.

February 8, 2024

Pharma has a misinformation problem — and execs could be on the hook. While vaccine-related misinformation is prevalent, it’s not the only threat. False information can arise around ethics, innovation or safety, and threaten a pharmaceutical firm’s reputation, viability and profitability. Reducing the damage from these threats requires a proactive approach. […] Kossovsky agrees.

February 5, 2024

Nir Kossovsky, CEO of Steel City Re, an insurance provider for reputational risk, said his firm’s Reputation Resilience Monitor for Tesla indicated little concern about Musk’s pay package, but real concern about the firm’s cost of operations, declining net income and future prospects. […] “However, should stakeholders become excitable, then any incident — even another round on the pay package — could trigger a shift in their expectations from fandom-level support to anger and disappointment,” he said.

Nir Kossovsky, CEO of Steel City Re, an insurance provider for reputational risk, said his firm’s Reputation Resilience Monitor for Tesla indicated little concern about Musk’s pay package, but real concern about the firm’s cost of operations, declining net income and future prospects. […] “However, should stakeholders become excitable, then any incident — even another round on the pay package — could trigger a shift in their expectations from fandom-level support to anger and disappointment,” he said.

November 14, 2023

Tolerable Risk podcast. 🔊 My guest is Nir Kossovsky, CEO of Steel City Re and an expert in the area of reputational risk management. Nir has the most interesting background which gives him multiple perspectives on the topic of reputational risk. During the episode, Nir and I discuss: 👀 What "agitation" and "behavior perils" are and why you should be aware of them 🤔 Why perception is as important (if not more!) than reality 💰 How taking an active approach to reputational risk management can help you with fundraising 🦁 And how it all starts with courage ✅ Nir also discusses how the "Big Six" - Ethics, Innovation, Safety, Security, Sustainability, and Quality - are the best place to begin.

Tolerable Risk podcast. 🔊 My guest is Nir Kossovsky, CEO of Steel City Re and an expert in the area of reputational risk management. Nir has the most interesting background which gives him multiple perspectives on the topic of reputational risk.

During the episode, Nir and I discuss:

👀 What “agitation” and “behavior perils” are and why you should be aware of them
🤔 Why perception is as important (if not more!) than reality
💰 How taking an active approach to reputational risk management can help you with fundraising
🦁 And how it all starts with courage

✅ Nir also discusses how the “Big Six” – Ethics, Innovation, Safety, Security, Sustainability, and Quality – are the best place to begin.

October 16, 2023

Mitigate value-destroying legal risk. For Fox, Kossovsky said. “This new reputation at FOX Corporation, if it [is] indeed forming, is or will be value-destroying.”

Fox experienced a surge in reputational risk in the summer of 2021, according to reputational risk insurance provider Steel City Re’s resilience monitor. […] “Reputation risk is usually triggered by missed expectations,” Kossovsky said. “Arguably, stakeholders expected that Rupert Murdoch would once again pull the organization back from the brink after an ethically questionable strategy went sour. They’ve been disappointed.”