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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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March 5, 2024

Managing corporate reputation is a lot like mixing a cocktail: attention to mission-critical details. Reputation risk management is strategic.

Managing corporate reputation is a lot like mixing a cocktail: attention to mission-critical details. Reputation risk management is strategic.

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.

October 11, 2023

Steel City Re Intelligence Unit Briefing: What derailed the ESG movement & what boards expect from risk management in the aftermath.

Steel City Re CEO and former Los Angeles County deputy coroner on what derailed the ESG movement & what boards expect from risk management in the aftermath.

February 28, 2023

Companies need an authenticated forward-looking oversight process to manage risk strategically.

“For the first time since its landmark Caremark decision, the Delaware Chancery Court has allowed a breach of oversight claim to proceed against a corporate officer when it declined to dismiss claims brought by stockholders against David Fairhurst, McDonald’s former head of human resources…”.[kos] The bottom line is that law and society are expecting better management and oversight—a touch of common sense many would say—and that disappointment (read, shift in expectations leading to anger and disappointment, aka, reputation crisis) is playing out in the courts….Companies and boards need a solid, universally applicable management and oversight process that is forward-looking to manage risk strategically. The quality of that process needs to be proactively authenticated with insurance. Compliance-focused controls, which by design are backward looking—and the audits that authenticate them—are necessary but with the evolving expectations of society, apparently no longer sufficient.

October 16, 2022

Reputation resilience | reputation loss. In politics as in business—authenticating one’s reputation is mission-critical.

Reputation resilience vs. reputation loss. (V)oters have a record of dumping UK governments that lose their reputation for economic competence, even at elections some years later. Truss faces a monumental struggle to convince her own MPs she is capable of rehabilitating her own and her party’s image, and of leading Britain forward. If they conclude she cannot — and some seem already to have made up their minds — they may move against her quickly.