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Thursday, October 3, 2013

On Global Reach Radio Today

Tune in (online) this afternoon at 2p.m. Eastern.  I'll join Te Revesz on Global Reach along with Bruce Freed of the Center for Political Accountability and Charles Kolb.  We'll be talking about runaway corporate power in Washington and how we can fix it.   October 3, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Wall Between Mission and Endowment

What I want to talk about today is the whole question of the students petitioning universities to divest themselves of various stocks having to do with global warming, and specifically in the field of hydrocarbons. This movement has gained momentum and in many ways is heartening to see. Ultimately, I think… October 2, 2013 | ethics , endowment
Thursday, September 26, 2013

For the Public Good? Nonprofits & Political Donations

What is a charity? In general, we think of it as an organization that does something to further the public good, doesn’t make a profit and is tax-exempt. We feel good about giving to them because they help people or do something good for society. But charities and nonprofits are a… September 26, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Not Fade Away: We Must Revive Fiduciary Duty

A few years ago we recorded this post about fiduciary duty.  I still had the misguided hope that President Obama would address corporate capture, conflict of interest and fiduciary duty.  While it's clear that these issues are not on his agenda, they are still very much essential for corporate… September 24, 2013 | fiduciary duty , Government Capture , Capture
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Let’s Take Constitution Day Seriously

September 17 is Constitution Day in America; an ideal time to reflect on the challenges our Constitution faces today.    Two hundred and twenty six years ago, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the proposed Constitution and left Independence Hall. Outside, a passerby asked a delegate, Ben Franklin,… September 17, 2013 | Citizens United , Campaign Finance , judicial activism , Corporate Power , corporate speech
Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bill Green talks with Bob Monks

I was interviewed by Maine journalist Bill Green a week or so ago.  We tooked a walk down memory lane -- looking at old photos, talking about Maine politics, my early life and my involvement in the Reagan Administration.  Interesting to look back on all this as I near… September 14, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Robert A. G. Monks, Corporate Governance Activist, Wins Frankel Fiduciary Prize

NEWS RELEASE   Sunday, July 21, 2013   Robert A. G. Monks, Corporate Governance Activist, Wins Frankel Fiduciary Prize   “A life in the arena, fighting to make the market a fairer and safer place for the American shareholder.”   Washington DC – July 21, 2013 – The Institute… July 23, 2013 | corporate governance
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Endorsing Eliot Spitzer

I am endorsing Eliot Spitzer for Comptroller of the City of New York. The prospect of Spitzer back in government service is really exciting. Through his leadership of the several city employee pension funds, the Comptroller can be – in the tradition of Harrison Goldin, among others – one… July 9, 2013 | Corporate Power , Government Capture
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Conversation: Bob Monks & Steve Viederman

Earlier this month Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and The Sustainable Investment Professional Certification hosted a webinar featuring my new book.  It was hosted by Steve Viederman and we talked about topics in the books, as well as solutions and the current state of corporate governance.  And, there was… June 26, 2013 | responsible ownership , CEO Pay , Corporate Drones , corporate governance , corporate social responsibility , capitalism
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