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Sep 15, 2020

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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