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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Careless Language

Speech written for the RFK Compass event in Cape Cod, June 17, 2015 (not delivered). June 17, 2015 | corporate governance , CEO power , boards of directors
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Capture of Corporate Governance - San Diego Law School February 16, 2012

Speech to faculty of University of San Diego School of Law, February 16, 2012.  "American corporations today are like the great European monarchies of yore: They have the power to control the rules under which they function and to direct the allocation of public resources. This is not a… February 14, 2012 | capitalism , CEO Pay , CEO power , corporate governance , ownership , capitalism
Monday, September 12, 2011

Robert Monks speech, GMI Public Funds Forum 2011

Practice read-through of 2011 speech for GMI's Public Funds Forum.  See the text of the speech here. September 12, 2011 | Corporate Power , shareholder activism , CEO power
Thursday, July 28, 2011

SEC Proxy Rules Decision

Bob discusses the DC Circuit Court decision regarding the SEC proxy rules in Dodd-Frank.  The ruling  "tells you more about the Court than it does the issue or the SEC."   July 26, 2011. July 28, 2011 | CEO power , directors , SEC , proxy , Dodd-Frank , regulation
Thursday, July 28, 2011

DC Circuit Court decision preserves CEO power

Regarding the DC Circuit Court on SEC Proxy rules:  a legal system that preserves the hegemony of the CEOs.  What does a board do that would be impossible to do with an outside director there?  July 26, 2011. July 28, 2011 | CEO power , directors , SEC , proxy
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Breakdown of Democratic Capitalism

Question: what factors are behind the breakdown of democratic capitalism? Bob Monks responds "Since Citizens United, CEOs have, in effect, control over the rules pursuant to which the corporation is supposed to function." April 27, 2011 May 4, 2011 | CEO power , CEO Pay , Campaign Finance , corporate governance , Citizens United
Friday, June 8, 2007

Taming the Giant Corporation

Bob Monks speech, "Institutional Shareholder Power Crippled by Conflicts of Interest" at "Taming the Giant Corporation: A National Conference on Corporate Accountability. Hosted by Ralph Nader and the Center for Study of Responsive Law. June 2007.  Robert Monks from CSRL on Vimeo. June 8, 2007 | accountability , CEO power , Corporate Power
Sunday, May 3, 1992

1992 Exxon Shareholder Resolution

In 1992, Bob Monks submitted a shareholder resolution for the Exxon annual meeting to establish a shareholder committee to give owners more say and control in decision-making at the company. 1992 Shareholder Resolution to Exxon (pdf) May 3, 1992 | accountability , CEO power , Exxon , shareholder resolutions , annual meetings , shareholder activism
Friday, April 3, 1992

Monks Letter to Exxon Shareholders

In 1992, Bob Monks wrote to his fellow Exxon shareholders about his resoultion to form a committee of shareholders that would contribute to management and board oversight at the company. Read the 1992 Letter to Exxon Shareholders (pdf) April 3, 1992 | CEO Pay , annual meetings , shareholder resolutions , shareholder activism , ownership , Exxon , accountability , CEO power , accountability
Sunday, May 24, 0201

Responsible ownership and the financial crisis

Bob Monks discusses responsible ownership in the light of the financial crisis. He proposes that multiple classes of stock would allow interested and responsible owners to exercise good governance. He also draws parallels between the lack invested ownership and the conflicts of interest that arise when there is no… May 24, 0201 | responsible ownership , Financial Reform , CEO power
Monday, May 18, 2015

The Kabuki Theater of Corporate Governance

 “In theatre traditions of Asia such as the … Japanese Kabuki, the actor is the show. The stories are well known myths and historical epics, so everyone knows the plot. The audience is there to see the performer’s mastery of stylized movements, traditional vocal patterns and their otherworldly appearance in… May 18, 2015 | trustees , CEO power , shareholder rights , fiduciary duty , institutional investors , shareholder activism
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