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
Thursday, July 28, 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. July 28, 2011 | CEO power , directors , SEC , proxy , Dodd-Frank , regulation
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

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. April 13, 2011 | accountability , Dodd-Frank , Corporate Power , capitalism
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Of Crises & Blown Opportunites

Bob Monks asks: What Happened in 2010? December 29, 2010 | financial crisis , Financial Reform , Dodd-Frank
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Financial Reform

"I think the financial reform bill is tragic from the point of view of corporate governance." Bob Monks discusses the failures of the financial reform bill." June 16, 2010 | self-regulation , Dodd-Frank , Financial Reform , corporate governance , Corporate Power
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Corporate Governance 2011 -- Year End Reflections

1. The Elephant in the Living Room. The single best indicator of the state of corporate governance - a system of accountable power – is the capacity of senior management to increase their own compensation that has been going on for two decades. The metaphor of the elephant in… January 3, 2012 | accountability , corporate governance , CEO Pay , boards of directors , Dodd-Frank , lobbying , fiduciary duty
Friday, July 1, 2011

Looking at Too Big to Fail

It's interesting to see all of this data in a visual form. The chart is from is huge -- but very effective, I think.  Be sure to read their entire post called, "Too Big to Fail: Inside America's Economic Downfall."  July 1, 2011 | Dodd-Frank , Wall Street , financial crisis , Financial Reform
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bulletproof Interview Special - Robert Monks on the Crossroads of Corporate Governance and Public Interest

As part of a continuing series of Bulletproof Blog™ video interviews with thought leaders across multiple disciplines and industry sectors, we recently attended the NACD Directorship 100 Forum in New York City to gain leading insights on the foremost corporate governance challenges facing boards of directors today. While there,… March 3, 2011 | corporate governance , Dodd-Frank , Corporate Power , Citizens United
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bob Monks discusses Obama moving to the political center

Bob Monks discusses to reports that President Obama is moving to the political center & what that means for business. January 11, 2011. January 26, 2011 | Dodd-Frank
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