Line-of-Sight Newsletter 20 February 2024

quality evaluations

ABS Quality Evaluations can help you minimize risk, improve operational efficiency and maximize the value of your operations and assets, with management system certification, auditing and training.


Sean Lyons, an ALN colleague through the ESG Exchange, has a new LinkedIn essay on the “Pre-Mortem” of AI. Instead of waiting to learn what scandals and hazardous will be created by Artificial Intelligence, Mr. Lyons has outlined 8 areas of concern including Risk, Compliance, Security, and Controls. He then explains the concerns around the potential future scandals and lists an international standard, article, or institutional position paper that provides means to avoid AI problems in order to have AI work for you organization, not against it. See the essay at this link.


The U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the ISO TC 251 Committee on asset management provides a list of organizations that are on their asset management journey or have been ISO 55001 certified. The goal is to encourage other organizations to begin, or expand, their asset management activities. Consider listing your organization on the source list at


Common Ground USA

February 21 at 8 pm Eastern Time:
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ALN Senior Fellow Dr. Marty Rowland is honored to be presenting to Common Ground USA on the political and economic issues that are impacting the global climate and the benefits of alternative approaches to trees and air – common assets of our single planet. Common Ground USA is an all-volunteer organization that promotes land value tax shifts, rent-sharing land trusts, and other commons-based approaches to social, environmental, and economic issues. Mr. Rowland will be addressing the urban issues involved in a circular political economy that takes into account external costs. 

Upcoming Events

Feb. 29 – ALN Th@3 pm ET – Jack Dempsey, General Partner, Asset Management Partnership, an ALN Organizational Member

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