BCW is teaming up with Kroll, which provides services and digital products related to governance, risk and transparency, on Inside the War Room: Case Studies in Crisis, a podcast that offers insights on matters related to crisis management, crisis decision-making and executive leadership. In each episode, guests will explore key decisions that were made when handling a major crisis, how those decisions unfolded, what was learned and what advice they have for leaders who face a crisis. Among the guests on the podcast’s first season are BCW worldwide chair Karen Hughes, who served as White House communications director in the George W. Bush administration; Kroll managing director Daniel Linsky, was previously superintendent-in-chief of the Boston Police; and Johnson & Johnson chief financial officer Joseph Wolk. Following its March 9 launch, new episodes of the podcast will be released every other Tuesday at 6 a.m. ET.

Clean Creatives

Clean Creatives, a nonprofit organization that is pressuring PR and ad agencies to end their relationships with fossil fuels, has issued a letter targeting the climate disinformation it says the fossil fuel industry is spreading. The letter is signed by such organizations as the Sierra Club, Greenpeace USA and The Wilderness Society. “When it comes to sustainability, major brands often take their cues from environmental groups like the Sierra Club,” said Clean Creatives campaign director Duncan Meisel. “These organizations set the tone for what consumers expect from brands when they make claims about sustainability and the climate, so when these groups say you can no longer be considered ‘green’ when contracting with an agency that works for fossil fuels, that can have a big effect.”

Wendy Parks
Wendy E. Parks

Motion has awarded its inaugural Women of Impact Award to Wendy E. Parks, vice president of public relations, marketing and communications at College of DuPage. Parks will receive a $1,000 donation from Motion. In conjunction with the COD financial aid department, she will use that money to create a one-time scholarship that will be given to one female student. The Women of Impact award was judged on three criteria: Quality and Clarity, Results and Depth of Impact. “We look forward to continuing to recognize exceptionally talented Chicagoland women in the communications field with the Woman of Impact award for years to come,” said Motion founder and CEO Kimberly Eberl.