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Friday, September 16, 2011

Can Stewardship Help Prevent the Next Financial Crisis?

Speech for PRI In Person - Principles of Responsible Investment conference, Paris, 2011.   See a practice reading of this speech here. September 16, 2011 | responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , accountability
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
Friday, September 16, 2011

Bob Monks speech for UNPRI 2011

Robert Monks practice reading of speech for UNPRI, September 2011.  See the text for this speech here. September 16, 2011 | financial crisis , responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , shareholder activism , Corporate Power
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
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Public Funds Forum 2011

Opening remarks for The Future of Corporate Reform, GovernanceMetrics International's (GMI) 2011 Public Funds Forum.  See a practice reading of the speech here. September 6, 2011 | accountability , responsible ownership , fiduciary duty
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
Thursday, September 1, 2011

Activist Investors

Institutional investors must become activist owners if democratic capitalism is to survive.  Robert Monks reads from his September 2011 ICGN keynote speech.  The full text of the speech is available here. September 1, 2011 | Dodd-Frank , responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , shareholder activism , institutional investors
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Robert Monks discusses Director Liability

Bob Monks talks about director liability -- one of the "polite lies of corporate governance." June 16, 2011. June 29, 2011 | directors , independent directors , accountability , fiduciary duty , director liability
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

ERISA activism

ERISA was signed into law in the 1970's. Why has there never been any activism on behalf of ERISA beneficiaries? A major breach of fiduciary duty by pension plan managers. Bob Monks, April 27, 2011 April 27, 2011 | ERISA , responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , trustees , Pension , ownership
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Corporate Governance Relevance

Bob Monks talks about the current state of Corporate Governance and what must be done to keep the idea relevant. October 26, 2010 | corporate governance , fiduciary duty
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Business Power Over Government

"The political systems seems to be simply a vehicle through which the business community expresses its power..." -- July 14, 2010 | Corporate Power , fiduciary duty , corporate governance , CEO Pay
Sunday, June 20, 2010

Corporate State

"The incompatibility of democracy and corporate power has long been observed..." June 20, 2010 | capitalism , corporate governance , Corporate Power , fiduciary duty
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