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Unintended Consequences of Sexual Harassment Scandals
OCT. 9, 2017 | The New York Times | Claire Cain Miller @clairecm.

In Silicon Valley, some male investors have declined one-on-one meetings with women, or rescheduled them from restaurants to conference rooms. On Wall Street, certain senior men have tried to avoid closed-door meetings with junior women. And in TV news, some male executives have scrupulously minded their words in conversations with female talent.

An unintended consequence of a season of sex scandals, men describe a heightened caution because of recent sexual harassment cases, and they worry that one accusation, or misunderstood comment, could end their careers. But their actions affect women’s careers, too — potentially depriving them of the kind of relationships that lead to promotions or investments. This is because building genuine relationships with senior people is perhaps the most important contributor to career advancement. In some offices it’s known as having a rabbi; researchers call it sponsorship. Unlike mentors, who give advice and are often formally assigned, sponsors know and respect people enough that they are willing to find opportunities for them, and advocate and fight for them.....sponsors “have to spend some capital and take a risk on the up-and-coming person, and you simply don’t do that unless you know them and trust them.” But these relationships are crucial, she said, for “getting from the middle to the top.”
#MeToo  sponsorships  Claire_Cain_Miller  entertainment_industry  venture_capital  Silicon_Valley  Fox_News  mentoring  sexual_harassment  reputational_risk  workplaces  unintended_consequences  political_capital  gender_gap  personal_risk  relationships  women  deprivations 
october 2017 by jerryking
Celebrity mishaps drive rise of ‘disgrace insurance' | Evernote Web
March 12, 2016| Financial Times | DAVID OAKLEY AND OLIVER RALPH.

"When celebrities are linked with products, you'd expect a [positive] impact on sales," argues Tom Hoad, head of innovation at insurance group Toko marine Kiln. " So when a brand ambassador goes wrong, you can expect a negative impact ons ales. We can insure the lose of profit arising from a celebrity disgrace-type incident"
brands  celebrities  insurance  reputation  endorsements  damage_control  scandals  reputational_risk 
april 2016 by jerryking
Another kind of 'hot' market
July 19, 2004 | Canadian Business Online | By Tavia Grant .
Eric Bushell's firm, CI Funds, was among the few Canadian signatories
to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The project, signed last November by
95 institutional investors representing more than US$10 trillion in
assets, asked the world's largest companies to disclose information
about risks associated with climate change and associated legislation.
The thinking is that companies could face rising energy costs, lawsuits,
non-compliance issues, threats to reputation and higher taxes. Better
disclosure will help investors assess the risks.
climate_change  risks  carbon_credits  Tavia_Grant  disclosure  institutional_investors  reputational_risk  risk-assessment 
december 2010 by jerryking

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