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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andrea Bonime-Blanc. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andrea Bonime-Blanc, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andrea Bonime-Blanc. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andrea Bonime-Blanc, often where they are interviewed.

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How ERM Can Catalyze (Y)our World with Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc

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Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

Today, Justin Smulison is joined by Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc to discuss ERM and how it can catalyze your world.

Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc is the CEO and founder of GEC Risk Advisory; a firm she launched following her career as a general counsel and an ERM leader for several companies. As a global governance, risk, ESG, ethics, cyber, and crisis strategist, Dr. Blanc advises a broad cross-section of businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.

In this episode, Dr. Blanc shares about her background in enterprise risk management and shares select career highlights on the theme of ERM. She also gives a sneak preview of her upcoming keynote address at the virtual RIMS ERM Conference on Nov. 4th, 2020.

Key Takeaways:

[:01] About RIMS’ Transitional Membership.

[:25] About today’s episode.

[:32] Current RIMS features, offerings, and events.

[1:16] More about today’s episode with Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc.

[1:44] Justin welcomes Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc to the podcast.

[1:53] Dr. Blanc shares about her background in risk management.

[3:34] Andrea shares when and why she realized she was drawn to enterprise risk management.

[7:56] Andrea shares a career highlight from when she was a Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for the large company, Bertelsmann, where she optimized their ERM program.

[9:42] In Andrea’s Q&A feature in RIMS SERMC Presents series, she shared how she would change ESG. Andrea further elaborates on this.

[13:50] Andrea shares her excitement for getting the chance to be the keynote speaker for RIMS ERM Conference.

[15:22] About the follow-up Q&A Andrea will be conducting on Nov. 5th.

[16:04] Andrea shares some of the key points she will be addressing at her keynote and how attendees will benefit from it.

[18:16] Justin thanks Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc for joining RIMScast and shares some links to check out in today’s show notes!

Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS ERM Conference 2020 — Register Today!

RIMS Ask A Peer Webinar: Risk Management Strategies and Legal Developments for General Liability — Sept. 23rd, 2020

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

ERM Q&A Series Presents: Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc — “ESG+T Risks Require Enhanced Board Attention”

Risk Management Magazine: “Pale, Stale & Male: Does Board Diversity Matter?” by Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Advocacy: Coronavirus Advocacy Information

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

New Audio Series: RIMS Risk Leaders

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)


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Sep 15 2020 · 20mins
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Critical Moment of Truth for Trust: Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc on Race, COVID, Ethics

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Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc, compliance executive, board member, entrepreneur, and author, discusses with LRN’s Ben DiPietro the risks and opportunities companies face as they address issues of racial injustice, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We have businesses that are having to decide between the health and safety of their workers, or the well-being, quote unquote, of their shareholders, to keep the business running. This, I think, is almost unprecedented in terms of its massive scale.”

- Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc is CEO and founder of GEC Risk Advisory, and is a global governance, risk, ESG, ethics, cyber, and crisis strategist who works with a broad cross-section of business, nonprofits, and government agencies. Since 2017, she has served as the independent ethics advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico.

Dr. Bonime-Blanc spent two decades as a C-suite global corporate executive at Bertelsmann, Verint, and PSEG, overseeing legal; governance; risk; ethics; corporate responsibility; crisis management; compliance; audit; information security; and environmental health and safety, among other functions. She began her career as an international corporate lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb.

She is an extensively published author of many articles and several books, including her latest, “Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value,” which earlier this year debuted as an Amazon No. 1 Hot Release in business ethics and game theory.

What You’ll Learn on This Episode:

[1:34] What sparked Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc interest in ethics and compliance and how has her career path led to her current role?

[4:28] What should companies do in order to turn their words about social justice into action?

[6:33] How should companies work with police departments to bring about the change they would like to see?

[8:14] What are some of the lessons learned that Dr. Bonime-Blanc is seeing in the organization she is working with?

[10:27] What are some things that Dr. Bonime-Blanc recommends that businesses to to keep their employees safe during the pandemic?

[12:01] What do companies do to navigate the privacy issues that come from monitoring their employees for Covid?

Find this episode of Principled on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Sound Cloud, Podyssey, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Aug 18 2020 · 16mins
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Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc - Board Member, Ethicist

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April 22, 2020 - Andrea Bonime-Blanc and I discuss key points from her book Gloom to Boom, her diverse perspectives and experiences relating to trust, ethics, reputation, and the creation of value by organizations through board risk governance.

Apr 22 2020 · 33mins
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230. Andrea Bonime-Blanc on how leaders transform risk into resilience and value

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Our guest today is Andrea Bonime-Blanc, a leading global expert in the area of risk management, and the author of five books, including the recently published Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk Into Resilience and Value.

Gloom to Boom expands the traditional risk-management framework of ESG, which stands for environmental, social, and governance risks, by adding technological risks, so the acronym gets expanded to ESGT.

In our discussion today we talk about her latest book and her work consulting to Board Directors on risk management.

To learn more about her practice, visit

Feb 25 2020 · 43mins
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#92 Andrea Bonime-Blanc — Breach Tactics

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How can companies prepare for, weather, and recover from a breach? In this podcast, Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Founder and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, offers her best practices for cyber resilience: they begin and end with leadership. She recommends executives build and grow a culture that is cyber resilient, with boards aware of cyber risk and employees practicing cyber hygiene.

Fair or not, CISOs carry the responsibility for cyber breaches. Consequently, it is important that these often tech-trained professionals expand their skill sets. Andrea believes “CISOs need to be cross-disciplinary,” able to make boards aware of risk and capable of speaking to business executives in terms they will understand.

Once the inevitable has happened what is the best and, crucially, fastest way to recover? Have a crisis management plan, a liaison on the board, and ensure leadership communicates with stakeholders empathetically and effectively. For Andrea, the companies who have recovered most successfully are those with leaders who are “stakeholder savvy, not just shareholder savvy.”

  • 02:06 — How can companies plan to be cyber resilient? Build a cyber-resilient culture inside your company, fold in contractors too.
  • 05:33 — CISOs’ skillsets need to be cross disciplinary.
  • 08:34 — The components you need to respond well to a breach or attack.
  • 12:01 — Good leadership and communication is the differentiator between coping with a breach and not.

For more on the CISO skill set and translating between departments listen to our podcasts with Tammy Moskites and Helen Patton.

Jan 24 2020 · 14mins
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#76 Andrea Bonime-Blanc — ESG+T

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  • 01:39 — ESG+T. Why we must add Tech to Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance.
  • 04:33 — It all begins with leadership — if corporate leaders think ESG+T is important it will trickle into corporate culture. 
  • 05:10 — Examples of the good governance ( Microsoft) and bad governance (Facebook).
  • 07:21 — Managing ESG+T for traditional non-tech companies.
  • 10:06 — These are difficult times but people can drive the necessary change.

In this podcast, regular Cyber360+ guest Andrea Bonime-Blanc talks about her new book “Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value” and how it sets out why we must add tech to environmental, social, and corporate governance. She believes tech is an essential component as it is influential in every component of our lives. 

Andrea says the implementation of these practices begins with the leadership of a company and that they can be the differentiator in determining whether a company thrives or founders. In addition, she offers her own thoughts on — as well as examples of — what good and bad leadership looks like.

Listen to more about governance and ethics in business in our previous podcast with Andrea and our podcast with Shalini Trefzer.

Nov 27 2019 · 13mins
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Blowing Up ESG Investing with "Gloom to Bloom" Author Andrea Bonime-Blanc

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Nov 27 2019 · 34mins
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#39 Andrea Bonime-Blanc – Founder & CEO, GEC Risk Advisory

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Understanding Risk in Cybersecurity
Andrea explains her role as a translator of digital topics into business language to help decision makers better understand strategic risk. She goes on to explore why leadership and culture are crucial in managing risk, the monetization of data and our tech addiction, and the need for the different stakeholders in society to help formulate the right regulatory solutions.

  • 04:01 Cyber has grown so fast that boards and executive teams often lack the experience and knowledge to understand the risk.
  • 08:11 Leadership and culture are crucial in managing risk. Ethical leadership provides the opportunity to create products and services that build risk and security into the design.
  • 12:38 The data breaches and privacy mishaps will lead to ever greater government regulation.
  • 13:41 The consumer has been sold out. Our data is sold without our knowledge, but worse than that, with our permission because we don’t read the T&Cs we sign.
  • 15:15 The danger is that laws on regulation will be made by people who do not understand the cybersecurity industry nor the issues it faces, so business must engage constructively and help craft them.
  • 17:52 Knowing your risks affords you the opportunity to create value.
  • 20:38 The four most important strategic risks fall under four main categories: environment, social, governance, and technology.
  • 23:51 The path to a career in cybersecurity doesn’t have to be STEM. The development of this industry requires people with different perspectives and expertise, and they need to reflect the stakeholders in the customer base that organizations have.

Andrea Bonime-Blanc Interview Transcript

Jul 30 2019 · 27mins
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Great Women in Compliance-Episode 24: Andrea Bonime-Blanc

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In this episode of Great Women in Compliance, Lisa speaks with Andrea Bonime-Blanc, who has "done it all" during her career in compliance.  Andrea has been a leader in this area since the "greed is good" era in 1980s New York, has developed and implemented risk, ethics and compliance programs, and is currently the founder and CEO of  GEC Risk Advisory LLC.  She talks about her current appointment as the Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, her experiences as a member of a Board and some practical ideas for women (and men) in the ethics and compliance space to maximize their opportunities to become members of Boards.   She has also just completed a book "Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value," which provides a practical roadmap for managing environmental, social, governance and technology (ESGT) risk and opportunity and the critical role that high integrity leaders play in creating ethical and sustainable organizational resilience

Jun 19 2019 · 26mins