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“Freedom must be armed.” -Volodymyr Zelenskyy, April 2022. This quote from new global democracy hero, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy synthesizes the core meaning of “Geopolitical Tectonic Shifts Catalyzing.” It is the first megatrend of this year because already developing international and domestic pressures catalyzed in early 2022 with the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine, unleashing profound reverberations worldwide. This invasion presents a rare, historical tectonic moment that may be remembered as a geopolitical turning point and a catalyst for other changes in global governance, domestic political governance, societal well-being, and corporate governance. Andrea will present data and cases and will engage in interactive discussion with participants on how they see this Megatrend affecting their companies and influencing their strategy and risk management and will share proactive tactics decision-makers should consider deploying to protect stakeholders and enable value creation through these turbulent times.


Andrea Bonime-Blanc Strategist, Director, Author, Speaker

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is Founder/CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a strategic governance, risk, ESG, ethics and cyber advisor to business, NGOs, and government. A former senior global executive at Bertelsmann, Verint and PSEG, she serves on several boards and advisory boards (including Crisp, WireX, the Cyber Future Foundation & NACD New Jersey Chapter), is Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the recipient of a NACD Directorship100 Recognition in 2022, an NACD Governance Leadership Fellow and holds the NACD Carnegie Mellon Cyber Oversight Certificate. She is author of many articles and several books, most recently Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020) and the annual e-book The ESGT Megatrends Manual 2022-2023 (Diplomatic Courier 2022). She was born and raised in Germany and Spain, speaks several languages, lives in New York City and tweets as @GlobalEthicist.


Priscilla Brenenstuhl Director of Learning and Events

As the head of learning and events for Athena Alliance, a SaaS-based learning platform for executive women, Priscilla creates the virtual environments necessary for executive leaders to show up as their authentic selves. Her focus is on building a community where members can connect in meaningful ways on the issues that matter most to them. She is the creator, host and producer of, "Voices of Athena", a podcast highlighting the personal stories behind the successful women that make up the Athena Alliance community.

Priscilla is committed to cultivating health and wellness in the workplace and leans into her 15 years of experience leading yoga and meditation to show up to every situation with a unique and compassionate perspective.

Key Details

The ESGT Megatrends #1 – 2022-2023 Edition : Geopolitical Tectonic Shifts Catalyzing

Thu, Aug 25 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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