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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
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
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AMEC Conference Brazil

Pre-recorded speech for AMEC Annual Seminar, Brazil, November 2011.  NOTE:  See also, L'Appel for ICGN Paris, September 2011 . November 30, 2011 | responsible ownership , shareholder activism , ownership
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
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ownership is Broken

Democratic capitalism and corporate governance only work if owners (shareholders) are involved. Bob Monks discusses the factors that inhibit responsible corporate ownership, April 27, 2011. May 4, 2011 | responsible ownership , ownership , capitalism , shareholder activism
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
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
Monday, November 1, 2010

Elephant in the Room

Bob Monks on globalization as a political issue and why political leaders are not addressing it. November 1, 2010. November 1, 2010 | globalization , multinational corporations , ownership , corporate governance
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The New Global Investors: How Shareowners can Unlock Sustainable Prosperity Worldwide

From society’s perspective, the splitting of the corporate atom has engendered grievous loss. Enterprise was allowed to grow based on a self-regulating relationship to society and the environment – Adam Smith’s “invisible hand.” The melting away of shareholder responsibility with the proliferation of numerous owners has left society the… September 1, 2010 | globalization , accountability , corporate governance , shareholder activism , shareholder rights , ownership , multinational corporations
Monday, May 24, 2010

Multiple Classes of Stock

Bob Monks discusses the advantages of having multiple classes of common stock. In particular, he says that ownership and governance would improve because owners could exert real and responsible oversight. May 24, 2010. May 24, 2010 | responsible ownership , ownership , shareholder activism
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Return of the Shareholder

Bob Monks' on responsible ownership and corporate governance, 2009.  "Less than two decades after Francis Fukuyama famously enshrined market-based liberal democracy as an optimal system at ―the "end of history," Barack Obama used his inaugural address to warn the nation that, "without a watchful eye, the market can spin… February 24, 2009 | accountability , shareholder rights , responsible ownership , corporate governance , shareholder activism , ownership
Tuesday, January 1, 2008


How the CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the World's Greatest Wealth Machine -- And How to Get it Back.  Download the entire book below. See video interview about the book.    Become a fan on Facebook! January 1, 2008 | accountability , Corporate Power , corporation law , corporate speech , capitalism , self-regulation , ownership , judicial activism
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