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Recognition and Nice Words from the Editor-in-Chief Of Corporate Finance Review magazine
(Corporate Finance Review, November/December 2011)

Nice thoughts conveyed in the November-December issue of Corporate Finance Review, published by Thomson Reuters for corporate finance officers worldwide. This was part of the "Words from the Editor" commentary. I've been corporate governance and sustainability commentator and contributing editor for CFR for more than a decade - thank you Morgen Witzel, for the kind words and opportunities to serve our important readership.

Hank Boerner named to NACD Directorship 100's "People to Watch" Roster - Boerner to Be Honored among the Years Most Influential Corporate Leaders
(New York, November 20, 2012)

Governance & Accountability Institute is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year its chairman, Henry ("Hank") Boerner, has been named to the prestigious National Association of Corporate Directors (NACDs) 2012 Directorship 100 "People to Watch" roster, in recognition of his work in promoting the highest standards of corporate governance.

October Leadership Learning Module on Sustainability
(Leadership Excellence, October 2011)

Also, the Governance & Accountability Institute has announced the addition of 13 new ESG/Sustainability profiles on its web platform, SustainabilityHQ. CEO Hank Boerner said: "Growing investor interest in sustainability topics has spurred the growth of new ESG tools and resources." For more information, email info@ga-institute.com or visit www.sustainabilityhq.com.

Neighbors in the News
(Manhasset Press, October 2011)

Hank Boerner named by National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) to “Top 100 People to Watch in Corporate Governance.”

NIRI-NY Wins Multiple Chapter Leadership Awards at NIRI National Conference - Announces New Board for 2011-2012 Program Season
(Business Wire - June 27, 2011)

Bernard Kilkelly, incoming president of NIRI-NY and Vice President, Investor Relations of Delphi Financial Group, said, "The chapter board is looking forward to another great year of informative, timely programs that will continue to elevate the investor relations profession in the tri-state area. We also want to recognize two long-serving NIRI-NY board members who have stepped down from the board, Debra Berliner and Hank Boerner, and thank them for their many valuable contributions to the chapter."

Alex Pattakos on Meaning in the Workplace and Hank Boerner on Strategic Governance
(Voice America - Febuary 2, 2011)

Hank Boerner is Chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute (www.ga-institute.com, a NY-based global knowledge management and advisory service offering sustainability benchmarking for corporations. Hank is the co-author of the new book Strategic Governance; with globally-recognized governance expert Mark W. Sickles, a much needed advancement to the sustainability construct. Hank has been a senior level advisor for 25+ years, assisting clients with issue management and crisis situations strategy programs.

Hank Boerner of Manhasset Named to Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior
(Manhasset Press, February 2011)

Henry (Hank) Boerner, a resident of Manhasset, has been named as one of "2010's Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by the Trust Across America (TTA) organization. The organization announced Mr. Boerner as being part of a group that "…collectively represents a group that can genuinely transform and reverse the cycle of mistrust in business…" Trust Across America is a program of Next Decade, Inc., an award-winning communications firm that has been unraveling and simplifying complex subjects and the complexities of trustworthy business behavior for over 20 years.

Can Investors Navigate the Sustainability Information Highway?
(CSRLive Commentary, October 12, 2010)

Investors and analysts have access to more Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information than ever before to help make informed investment decisions. But do they really know how to use it? SustainabilityHQâ"¢ enters the long line of commercial platforms that aim to support investors and corporate leaders navigate the sustainability maze. With sustainability being the new blue-eyed boy of investment circles and bandwith practically exploding with sustainability data bytes, SustainabilityHQ promises to be "the headquarters for knowledge about sustainability and ESG issues," according to Hank Boerner, Chairman of The Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., a knowledge center providing resources to leaders across private, social, institutional and public sectors. The G&A Institute owns the SustainabilityHQ platform that was launched last month. I took a look around the site.

SmartView â"¢ Roundtable: G&A Institute's Hank Boerner on Sustainability -- "ESG is the foundation of the 'new normal' in the capital markets"
(New York, May 2010)

"Sustainability" is the key watchword for investors in today's capital markets, according to Henry (Hank) Boerner, Chairman/CEO of Governance & Accountability Institute (www.ga-institute.com). The Institute is a partnering organization with NASDAQ OMX Exchange and CRD Analytics of the SmartView Roundtable May 14th at the NASDAQ MarketSite. The Global Reporting Initiative â€"- pioneering developer of the world's most widely-used sustainability reporting framework -- is the special guest organization.

"Ringing the Bell" at NASDAQ Market Site: The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainable Investing and Integrated Corporate Sustainability Reporting
(New York, May 2010)

The event was one for the books. On a Friday afternoon in May 2010, sustainable investing and integrated corporate sustainability reporting "rang the bell" at one of the major financial crossroads of the world at the NASDAQ OMX MarketSite in New York City's Times Square. CRD Analytics, in collaboration with partnering organizations, the NASDAQ OMX, and Governance & Accountability Institute, on Friday May 14th hosted the inaugural "SmartViewTM Roundtable for Sustainable Investing." The venue was an invitation-only event for over 125 senior corporate leaders and professionals from the sustainability and investment community.

Being Green
(Financial Executive, March 2010)

Hank Boerner, chief executive, Governance and Accountability Institute, says of the economic slowdown: "We thought there might be an abandonment of principles if the market turned down, but in fact the opposite occured. If ESG [environmental, social and governance] is important to you, then you'll find a way to make it work."

CSRwire Member Spotlight: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. an Interview with G&A CEO, Hank Boerner
(CSRWire, August 10, 2010)

In the wake of the global financial crisis, ESG factor (Environmental/Energy, Social, and Governance) and Sustainability have become ever more important to asset owners' portfolios and therefore to investment professionals, corporate executives, and boards of directors. The Governance and Accountability Institute, Inc. helps leaders in the corporate, social/institutional and public sectors understand and address key and emerging issues in ESG and Sustainability.

Dr. Passes Presents... Manhasset's Best Resource Is Its People: It's Always Ethics
(Manhasset, NY, December 18, 2008)

Everyone should have a board of directors in their life. These are people whom you go to for advice and direction. It has been my good fortune to have Manhasset resident, Hank Boerner, as one of my mentors. Recently, he was a guest on my show. We discussed the concept of ethics in the marketplace. This show was taped before the great stock market collpase. Hank's discussion and warnings were very prophetic. Now, most of us know the difference between right and wrong. If that premise is true, then why did this financial catastrophe happen? How did inflated self-interest play a role on this stage of greed with negelected oversight? Hank Boerner has been "fixing" corporations for many decades. He has assisted some of the most inetresting people in the business and government.

Neighbors in the News "Hank Boerner"
(Manhasset, NY, April 13, 2006)

Henry ("Hank") Boenrer, of Manhasset, managing director, New York for the issue and crisis management consulting firm of Rowan & Blewitt, has been elected chairperson of the Leesburg, Virginia-based Issue Management Council. With membership worldwide, IMC is an organization of corporate management professionals focused on addressing emerging issues that can potentially impact their organization - their operations, direction, goals and profitability. First named to the IMC Board of Directors in 2002, Boerner is recognized for his expertise in corporate communications and is an authority on corporate governance, corporate and institutional accountability and social responsibility trends that affect corporations, the public sector, non-profit organizations and trade associations.

Hank Boerner, Corporate Governance And Accountability Expert, Says Wall Street And Corporate Community Are Adjusting To "New Era Of Accountability," Will Address Forum Club Luncheon July 8th
(New York, NY, July 1, 2003)

The lengthening list of "fallen business leaders" who frequent the evening news is a visible sign of the dramatic, broad-based and fundamental changes now impacting Wall Street and the nation's corporations. Citizens and government agencies are demanding greater personal and institutional accountability from those who lead the financial community and the nation's publicly-held corporations, and those who manage their investments on Wall Street. Henry (Hank) Boerner, pioneering corporate governance/institutional accountability expert, will offer his views for Wall Street's and Corporate America's recent troubles -- and the serious erosion of public trust and confidence in both the financial markets and American companies at the Forum Club luncheon Tuesday, July 8th at 1 p.m. at 8 E. 69th Street. Also speaking at the luncheon, on the topic of "Ethics and the Media," is noted journalist and author Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame.

Hank Boerner Named to Issue Management Council Board of Directors
(Hank Boerner, Issue Management Council, November 20, 2002)

Henry ("Hank") Boerner of Manhasset, Managing Director-New York for the consulting firm of Rowan & Blewitt, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Leesburg, Virginia-based Issue Management Council. The Council is an international professional membership organization for corporate and not-for-profit issue managers. It serves as the global clearinghouse for information on management disciplines and corporate processes involving issue management. IMC's goal is enhancing organizational and individual managers' ability to anticipate and manage emerging issues. Membership represents companies in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Public Relations Pros Offer Advice For The Next Crisis
(Farmingdale, NY, December 21, 2001)

FARMINGDALE - All but about a dozen of Morgan Stanley's 3,500 employees in the World Trade Center made it out alive Sept. 11 thanks to a crisis plan set up after the 1993 WTC bombing. They'd been equipped with flashlights and a detailed evacuation procedure. The Morgan Stanley case serves as an example of how crisis planning can save lives, Long Island Power Authority spokesman Bert Cunningham told the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island at its December meeting. The event focused on PR in the post-9/11 world.

Boerner, Gergela, Brinka & Cline: LI Leaders to be Honored on May 4
(PRPLI, Volume 9, Number 4, May 1999)

The ballots have been cast and the winners announced as the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island has chosen three individuals to be honored for life-long dedication to their field, and one person to be recognized as one of public relations' rising stars, at the Ninth Annual PRPLI Awards Dinner. The awards dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at Fox Hollow Inn in Woodbury at 6:00 p.m. beginning with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 7:00 p.m.

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