Governance

May 31, 2024

Corporate swatting--calling the DoJ when there is no known issue just to see if something shakes looses--is no longer unthinkable.

Manifestations of complex interconnected risks generally culminate in reputational crises, but they can be managed. Relying only on reporting systems when insiders may become aware of such risks…is not risk management. Reporting systems are unlikely to mitigate federal investigations and follow-on issues because today the risk/reward balance favors whistleblowing over internal reporting. In fact, the rewards of whistleblowing are so great right now that corporate swatting–calling the DoJ or SEC with a hot tip when there is no known issue just to see if something shakes looses–is no longer unthinkable.

May 18, 2024

Boeing Proxy Advisers Split Boeing Proxy Advisers Split. Directors’ personal reputational value depends on how well they meet stakeholders’ expectations for contributing to institutional reputation resilience by dutifully overseeing thoughtful risk management over everything that is mission critical. Naturally, that personal reputation value sinks when influential third party proxy advisers imply that directors’ further contributions …

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April 1, 2024

Bud Light reputation crisis at one year. $1.4bn estimated loss in sales. Equity lagging S&P Food and Beverage Index (IFB) by 12% (~$14bn); and Molson Coors (TAP) by ~40%.

With reputation risk forecasting, management, and insurance, Steel City Re helps companies build and prove to stakeholders their thoughtful risk management and dutiful governance over all that is mission-critical. It is an authenticated story stakeholders can appreciate and value.

March 25, 2024

The new program “will create new incentives for individuals to report misconduct,” “If anything (said a defense lawyer), I think you’re going to see more scrutiny on this, […] And the risks are increasing.” The increased risk of discovering an adverse event is not unlike placing an additional bullet in the chamber in a game of Russian Roulette. But with risks increasing to all companies, and risk being the basis for discounting value, all companies will be equally discounted. That will be hard to appreciate in a stock market that is soaring. Until it isn’t. That’s where we come in. With reputation risk forecasting, management, and insurance, Steel City Re helps companies build and prove to stakeholders their thoughtful risk management and dutiful governance over all that is mission-critical. It is an authenticated story stakeholders can appreciate and value.