Hank Boerner is Chairman of the Governance & Accountability Institute, a New York-based research, knowledge management, advisory and strategies serviceS provider. The Institute serves clients in the corporate sector, capital markets organizations and the not-for-profit sector / civil society NGOs.
Hank leads the Institute team work dealing with a wide variety of assignments in sustainability, corporate responsibility, corporate governance, issue management, and corporate communications.
He has been a business strategist, issue management consultant and senior level advisor for more than 30 years, most frequently supporting clients with issues management services and programs. Hank's current work is about identifying issues in ESG (environmental, societal, governance performance factors) and assisting corporate managements in developing strategies, organizing teams and initiatives, coaching executives, assisting in the disclosure and communication of the company's sustainability journey.
Hank was a partner in the Rowan & Blewitt management consulting organization for almost two decades before creating the Institute. (The Rowan & Blewitt issue and crisis management practice was acquired by Interpublic Group of Companies - NYSE:IPG.)
Hank is active in key professional organizations including the US Forum for Sustainable & Responsible Investing, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the National Investor Relations Institute. He was recognized by the NACD in 2011 and 2012 as one of "people to watch in corporate governance affairs." Hank has been a contributing editor for Corporate Finance Review (Thomson Reuters) for more than 10 years.