The focus on ESG is often through the lens of risk: its identification, mitigation, and management. Corporate board directors have begun using the term Gray Rhino – was the pandemic a Gray Rhino? How about the war in Ukraine? They’re not talking about the pachyderm found in Africa and Asia, but rather the term coined by Michele Wucker, author of the international bestseller The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore. In this episode, Michele explains how sustainable development requires “Gray Rhino Wranglers”, and her new work on the risk ecosystem.
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