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corporate governance

Sunday, May 5, 1991

The Oxymoron in the Board Room

Independent directors?  Take a closer look at how boards are chosen. 1991 article by Bob Monks in the New York Times. May 5, 1991 | directors , corporate governance , independent directors
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
Tuesday, January 30, 1990

Shareholder Agenda

"...But the informed involvement by owners in appropriate areas not only is essential to the proper functioning of corporations, it is essential for the long term enhancement of values."  An essay by Bob Monks for employees of ISS.  Also submitted as an op-ed for the New York Times, 1990.… January 30, 1990 | shareholder activism , corporate governance
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
Tuesday, January 1, 1985

The Year of the Owners

Bob Monks, addresses ownership and owner's ability to resist takeovers in this internal resource memo to ISS employees.  1985. January 1, 1985 | shareholder rights , corporate governance , fiduciary duty , ownership
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Careless Language

I was scheduled to give a speech at the RFK Compass event in Cape Cod this week but unfornately I cannot attend. Here's the speech I prepared on the state of corporate governance. Download here or read below.   June 16, 2015 | corporate governance , annual meetings
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Robert A. G. Monks, Corporate Governance Activist, Wins Frankel Fiduciary Prize

NEWS RELEASE   Sunday, July 21, 2013   Robert A. G. Monks, Corporate Governance Activist, Wins Frankel Fiduciary Prize   “A life in the arena, fighting to make the market a fairer and safer place for the American shareholder.”   Washington DC – July 21, 2013 – The Institute… July 23, 2013 | corporate governance
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Conversation: Bob Monks & Steve Viederman

Earlier this month Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and The Sustainable Investment Professional Certification hosted a webinar featuring my new book.  It was hosted by Steve Viederman and we talked about topics in the books, as well as solutions and the current state of corporate governance.  And, there was… June 26, 2013 | responsible ownership , CEO Pay , Corporate Drones , corporate governance , corporate social responsibility , capitalism
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

To my surprise!

Years ago I was interviewed for a documentary called The Corporation.  A new documentary has been made using some of that old footage and I thought I'd share it with you.  See what you think and look for me at about 12:35. December 19, 2012 | accountability , corporate social responsibility , corporate governance , social responsibility
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Serendipitous Week and a Renewed Hope for Stewardship

Since the financial crisis, I’ve made repeated calls for the Great and the Good to step become active and responsible owners (see this piece on the GMIRatings site). Actually, I started on this track before the crisis when I wrote a letter to Harvard – my alma mater –… November 13, 2012 | corporate governance , ethics , LIBOR , stewardship , United Kingdom , shareholder activism , accountability
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Corporate Character

GMI is trying to define the characteristics of a corporation and how management make decisions that affect shareholders.  October 11, 2012. October 17, 2012 | corporate governance , Corporate Power , management , shareholder rights , accountability
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