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responsible ownership

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
Monday, October 30, 2006

Corporate Climate Response

Bob Monks speech on corporate responsibility for climate change.  October 2006.  See also:  slide presentation for same speech. October 30, 2006 | accountability , Exxon , corporate governance , responsible ownership
Monday, October 30, 2006

Corporate Climate Response slides

Bob Monks slide presentation on corporate responsibility for climate change, October 2006.  See also:  written speech to accompany slides. October 30, 2006 | accountability , corporate governance , responsible ownership
Thursday, March 16, 2006

Seminar on Shareholder Activism

Bob Monks presentation on shareholder activism at The Copenhagen Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Copenhagen Business School and Borsen.  March 2006.  March 16, 2006 | responsible ownership , shareholder activism
Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Role and Impact of Shareholder Activism on Achieving Good Governance

Robert Monks speech at London Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Conference, 2004. March 14, 2006 | corporate governance , responsible ownership , shareholder activism
Saturday, January 1, 2005

Resolution submitted Exxon Annual Meeting 2005

2005 shareholder resolution submitted to Exxon Annual Meeting proposing an independent chairman. January 1, 2005 | accountability , annual meetings , Exxon , independent chairman , shareholder resolutions , shareholder activism , responsible ownership
Thursday, October 2, 2003

To Harvard With Love

Letter from Bob Monks to Lawrence (Larry) Summers, then President of Harvard, October 2, 2003.  Bob points out that Harvard is not acting as an involved and responsible shareholder despite being a leader in corporate governance education. October 2, 2003 | responsible ownership , institutional investors , university investments , trustees
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Capitalism Without Owners Will Fail

A policymakers guide to reform by Bob Monks and Allen Sykes, 2002.  Addressing the systemic problem of ownerless capitalism and what must be done to correct it. January 1, 2002 | capitalism , ownership , responsible ownership
Tuesday, January 1, 1991

Power & Accountability

Corporations determine far more than any other institution the air we breathe, the quality of the water we drink, even where we live.  Yet they are not accountable to anyone.  January 1, 1991 | accountability , Corporate Power , corporate governance , shareholder activism , self-regulation , responsible ownership
Monday, January 1, 1990

Do Today's Powerful Institutional Investors Belong in the Board Room?

Bob Monks discusses the role of managment and shareholders in corporations:   "Why can't U.S. corporate managment do the job alone? Because American chief cxecutives are increasingly accountable only to themselves. Contrary to the conventional wisdom that shareholders have ultimate authority, CEOs frequently get involved in choosing (or approving… January 1, 1990 | ownership , shareholder activism , corporate governance , shareholder rights , responsible ownership
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
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Will the Real Owners Please Stand Up?

What is an owner? And, what is an owner of a publicly traded corporation? It’s clear that they are not the same thing. We don’t own a corporation like we own a car or property. Even individual owners of corporate stock don’t really “own” the corporations. We have neither… June 11, 2015 | ownership , responsible ownership , social responsibility , shareholder activism , capitalism
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