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Entire Library

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.

Corporate Governance
The new edition of this successful text offers an indispensable guide to the key concepts of corporate governance every student and business professional should know. It includes more exercises and student questions, penetrating analysis of the latest examples of corporate failure and controversy, and the lively "cases in point" which have characterized previous editions. Features 16 case studies of corporations in crisis, including General Motors, American Express, Time Warner, IBM, and Premier Oil Contains an invaluable web link to The Corporate Library, the leading independent research firm dedicated to corporate governance Includes an Appendix with an overview of CG Guidelines and Codes of Best Practice in Emerging Markets

Robert Monks discusses Director Liability
Bob Monks talks about director liability -- one of the "polite lies of corporate governance." June 16, 2011.

Important Failure
Is there a moment in your corporate governance career that you consider a real success? Bob Monks talks about running for the board of Sears.  May 5, 2011.

Corporate Governance "aha moment"
Was there a trigger moment that brought you to corporate governance? Bob Monks discusses the event that led him to shareholder activism. May 5, 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

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.

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

Sustainability
Bob Monks recounts a discussion on sustainability from the INET Conference (Bretton Woods Revisited, April 2011). 

Enforcing Regulation
Bob Monks discusses enforcement of corporate regulation and prevention of corporate crime. April 13, 2011 NOTE: He refers to the INET conference (Bretton Woods Revisited) held in early April 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.

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.

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