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Sep. 5, 2013


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Should climate risks be included in sustainability reports?
Triple Pundit
Historically, sustainability reporting has been largely about the firm's impact on society and the environment. Recently though, stakeholders have also been asking for disclosure on risks and opportunities related to climate change. It could be argued that including climate change impacts into sustainability reports turns sustainability reporting on its head: when a firm reports on the impact climate change may have on its operations, supply chain or business model, it is really reporting on the impact of the environment on the firm, not the other way round. So, should climate risks be included in sustainability reports?
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High CEO pay does not equal high performance
HispanicBusiness
A select group of the nation's corporate chief executives has been paid far more than their performance warranted, according to a compensation analysis recently released. Twenty years after the Institute for Policy Studies began taking critical annual looks at CEO pay in the nation's largest companies, researchers reviewed the personal and corporate histories of executives who have appeared on past highest-paid lists.
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How human rights and the environment tie to profits
The Huffington Post
Ensuring that there are no child workers assembling a company's products is the right thing to do. It's also good business. The company risks alienating customers when its brand is associated with human rights abuses. On the environmental front, many companies have experienced major reputational hits after being exposed for irresponsibly exploiting natural resources. Not only do companies have much to lose by violating human rights and devastating the environment, but also they have a great deal to gain by advancing global sustainability. Increasingly these issues matter to investors.
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How to use criminal background checks and not get sued
Small Business Trends
The EEOC has put companies in a difficult position regarding the use of criminal background checks to screen job applicants. This is because companies are obligated to screen out criminals, but now they face potential liability for doing just that.

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Handling the fashion offender in the workplace
TheStreet
Whether an employee is dressing too casually, too skimpily or just downright unacceptably, the following are tips on how to handle the situation without overstepping your bounds.

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Can risk reporting drive risk management?
Business 2 Community
The following assess the state of the risk management profession generally and provides an example of what a leading edge risk management initiative looks like in an external disclosure.

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Cloud computing reduces HIPAA compliance risk in managing genomic data
Healthcare IT News
There is no question that the resources required to process, analyze, and manage petabytes of genomic information represent a huge burden for even the largest academic research facility or healthcare institution. That burden becomes even greater when one factors in the need to handle these data in compliance with an alphabet soup of regulatory regimes: HIPAA, CLIA, GCP, GLP, 21 CFR Part 11, and their counterparts outside the United States, including data privacy laws in jurisdictions such as the European community.
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Choosing an appropriate scenario for your business continuity plan exercises
Continuity Central
The choice of business continuity exercise scenario is an important factor in its success, but how do you go about deciding what you should focus on? Start by determining the top risks for your organization but avoid being influenced by external hype and scare-stories. Simple scenarios that have no direct correlation to the risks that concern management only serve to produce superficial exercises that do little to further the development of a business continuity plan and are likely to reduce the value of business continuity management in the organization.
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Disaster recovery plans, procedures
Plant Engineering
Natural events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy occur with little or no warning. Besides immeasurable suffering, they often cause widespread flooding, leaving maintenance departments and motor repairers with the daunting task of cleaning muck and moisture from thousands of electric motors and generators. The sheer volume of affected equipment means the process can take weeks, if not months, and requires special cleanup procedures for motors contaminated by saltwater, so it helps to have a recovery plan in place before disaster strikes.
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First ADA suit since AMA's obesity policy: Is this the start of something big?
HR Morning
Bet you saw this coming: On the heels of the American Medical Association announcing its position that obesity qualifies as a disease, an employee in Missouri has filed suit accusing his employer of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing him because of his weight. According to documents filed with a federal district court, Joseph Whittaker was fired by America's Car-Mart because he "had severe obesity, which is an impairment within the meaning of the ADA, and which (his employer) regarded as ... an impairment."
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Mediation saves workers compensation dollars
Workers Compensation
Mediation of workers compensation claims is commonplace in some states and mandatory in a couple (e.g., South Carolina as of May 15, 2013). Elsewhere, such as in California, claims professionals and attorneys are just starting to catch on to the benefits of mediation.
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4 tips to sell cyber to small and midsized businesses
PropertyCasualty360
Cyber liability insurance is growing by leaps and bounds — as fast as EPLI by some comparisons but in a fraction of the time. According to online information security provider Symantec, businesses of all size were a potential target for attackers in 2012. Yet cyber insurance is still a relatively new concept that suffers from a lack of standardization in language, coverage and endorsements, along with the confusing nature of the product itself. So as you approach customers in these markets regarding cyber coverage, keep in mind the following four points.
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