ESG IS THE NEW ESP

Harvard Business Review published (January/February 2021) an article How to Talk to Your CFO About Sustainability (https://hbr.org/2021/01/how-to-talk-to-your-cfo-about-sustainability) written by @Tensie Whelan and @Elyse Douglas, both associated with the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business. This excellent article opens assuming a universal commitment by corporations to some level of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) activity. It further suggests…

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Bipartisan Success

On January 28, 2021, Mr. Chuck Chaitovitz, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, published an article with the same title borrowed for this article. You can find the article here: https://www.uschamber.com/series/above-the-fold/resilience-opportunity-early-bipartisan-success. This article also links to his article from June of 2020 Resilience is Good for Public Policy (https://www.uschamber.com/series/above-the-fold/resilience-good-public-policy#:~:text=According%20to%20a%20Metlife%20and,the%20environment%20and%20the%20economy. Both articles are insightful and useful in advocating a national resiliency…

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Platforming Risks

Over the past few months, we have witnessed the ”Pushmi-Pullyu” of Big Tech controls and their political influence/power of digital platforms, legislative hearings on their control, public outrage, alternative platforming, censorship, etc. etc. Some may recall that Hugh John Lofting freely wrote the fantastical stories of Dr. Doolittle for his children from the British trenches…

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Climate change has been in our lexicon for a while now and anthropogenic carbon emissions one of the assigned suspects. More recently our national discourse has focused on varying economic solutions as pertains to climate issues. So, riddle me this: are the proposed solutions based on sound risk management methodologies? This article is not intended…

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On 29 October 2020 Mr. William Stemper, Forbes Councils Member put forth a thought piece that goes a long ways towards solidifying why resilience has a more urgent place in our businesses. I commend the article to the readers of this post. While Mr. Stemper focuses primarily on technology at his job at Comcast, he tees up…

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On October 26, 2020 I posted an article on Election Resilience largely to tag onto the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe’s statement confirming election resilience as relates to foreign/domestic malevolent actors. But I also outlined “true” election resilience ideals and frameworks to counter any vulnerability, disruption, or even questions of integrity. 13 days after…

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Tracking recent election news one of the more alarming events was the acknowledgement by intelligence officials of Russian and Iranian meddling in the 2020 elections. While this announcement was probably no surprise to anyone, for me I was interested in Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe’s actual statement on October 21, 2020 (see link below).…

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Take Care of Your People and Your People Will Take Care of Your Business Dr. Jeremy Boccabello and Curtis Bartell — Covenant Park Consulting, Fairfax, Virginia As humanity grapples with the spread of COVID-19 globally, the emotional response is to do something, anything, everything. But how do we take that energy and successfully adapt? Most…

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