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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
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Speech for ICGN 2015

Document from which Bob Monks' 2015 ICGN was excerpted. Due to time constraints, he was not able to deliver the entire paper presented here.  June 4, 2015 | accountability , responsible ownership , Corporate Power , corporate governance , ownership
Sunday, October 21, 2012

It’s plain for all to see, ESG research works

Opinion for the Financial Times - The evidence is clear that corporate governance and other “extra-financial” research can help to improve the performance of investment portfolios. That may sound like a bold statement, but to people steeped in this research, this is old news extensively chronicled in the growing… October 21, 2012 | ESG , GMIRatings , corporate governance
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
Friday, September 16, 2011

Responsible Ownership - CECL Conference

Robert AG Monks recorded speech for the Centre for European Company Law (CECL) Conference on Effective Ownership. The Netherlands, September 16, 2011. September 16, 2011 | responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , ownership , shareholder activism , corporate governance
Monday, September 12, 2011

L'Appel - ICGN Paris

Speech for International Corporate Governance Network Annual Conference (ICGN), Paris, 2011.  Titled L'Appel (The Call) and meant as a call to action for owners and fund managers. View a video excerpts of this speech here and here. September 12, 2011 | responsible ownership , corporate governance , Corporate Power , fiduciary duty , institutional investors
Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Call 2011 - Intro

Robert Monks issues a call to fund mangers to be responsible and active owners.  Introduction to L'Appell -- ICGN keynote speech September 2011.  This is a practice reading and not the actual speech. Read the text of the full speech here. September 1, 2011 | corporate governance , Corporate Power , responsible ownership , shareholder activism , fiduciary duty , institutional investors
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
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Budget Cuts & Corporate Governance

How will deep budget cuts at the federal level affect Corporate Governance? Bob Monks comments on a question posed by Nell Minow, April 13, 2011. April 13, 2011 | corporate governance , Dodd-Frank , regulation
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bretton Woods Revisited: INET Conference 2011

Bob Monks talks about Bretton Woods Revisited, a conference hosted by the Institute for New Economic Thinking in April 2011. The primary focus was looking for ways to change the field of Economics. April 13, 2011 | corporate governance , capitalism , Corporate Power , globalization , financial crisis
Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Bob Monks recounts a discussion on sustainability from the INET Conference (Bretton Woods Revisited, April 2011).  April 13, 2011 | corporate governance , corporate social responsibility , globalization
Saturday, January 1, 2011

Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment

Bob says, "this book articulates the principle that a well-governed company is worth more than one that is not. It is the confirmation of the intuition that Nell [Minow] and I had thirty years ago". Alex LaJoux, is chief knowledge officer (CKO) at the National Association of Corporate Directors… January 1, 2011 | Citizens United , ownership , corporate governance
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