In 2017, the G&A Institute team is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of our corporate sustainability consulting, counseling, advice and research firm. Many of us at G&A worked together in a prominent issues and crisis management consulting practice serving the Fortune 100 companies and many prominent multi-national businesses. Our former firm was acquired and the business was being wound down. And so, literally, in a garage with office space, G&A was launched.
By now everyone is familiar with the terrible death and destruction caused by Superstorm "Sandy" in the northeastern states of the USA and especially in the New York region. We're ten days past the storm and portions of the region are still without electric power; tens of thousands of residents find themselves homeless, their houses destroyed by Sandy's fierce winds and flooding, or temporarily uninhabitable because of storm-related damage.