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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Frankel Fiduciary Prize Symposium - December 10

NEWS RELEASE                                Wednesday, December 4, 2013    Frankel Fiduciary Prize Symposium  Honors Robert A. G. Monks December 10 in Washington   Program Features Phyllis Borzi, John C. Bogle, Ralph Nader; Panel to Discuss Status of Fiduciary in Federal Rulemaking     Washington DC – December 4,… December 4, 2013 | fiduciary duty
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Who picks up the tab when a corporation is fined?

I can’t think of anybody who was satisfied with the way in which the consequences of the financial crisis of 2008 have been handled. There have been some indictments but always against very minor figures, and no prosecutions have been directed toward the major players in any of the large… October 10, 2013 | accountability , fiduciary duty , CEO Pay , financial crisis , Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission , BP , shareholder rights
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Not Fade Away: We Must Revive Fiduciary Duty

A few years ago we recorded this post about fiduciary duty.  I still had the misguided hope that President Obama would address corporate capture, conflict of interest and fiduciary duty.  While it's clear that these issues are not on his agenda, they are still very much essential for corporate… September 24, 2013 | fiduciary duty , Government Capture , Capture
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

What is a Drone Corporation?

My new book, Citizens DisUnited, is based on the idea that corporations without involved owners (what I call drone corporations) have a huge impact on our society and are undermining our democracy.  The presentation below uses data from the book to detail the effects of drone corporations.  For more… June 11, 2013 | Corporate Drones , CEO Pay , responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , CEO power
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Absence of Ownership

I have a post about Absence of Ownership over at Big Think today -- Have a look. June 4, 2013 | ownership , responsible ownership , Capture , fiduciary duty
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Confronting Power

The only way I know to combat corporate power as it now stands is for government to exercise its powers as owners of a preponderance of publicly traded stock. Self-regulation didn't work and any attempts at government regulation are thwarted or circumnavigated. You can't control a corporation from outside… April 5, 2012 | fiduciary duty , CEO power , Capture , Corporate Power , Government Capture , Money in Politics , ownership
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, September 2, 2011

Three new speeches

September is here and I'm off to a running start.  I'll be speaking at three big conferences in the next couple of weeks: GMI's Public Funds Forum in California, ICGN in Paris and PRI in Person in Paris.  I'll be joined by some fascinating and influential people at these… September 2, 2011 | responsible ownership , fiduciary duty
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Director Liability is the Polite Lie at the Core of Corporate Governance

In thinking about director liability lately -- and it's a subject that never seems to go away -- I'm convinced that it's an underlying weakness in corporate governance.  Can a director truly fulfill their required duty to shareholders if they are indemnified and insured against every action, word, deed… June 29, 2011 | accountability , directors , fiduciary duty , shareholder rights , director liability
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Stock Buy Backs

This is the ninth post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms and concepts that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean… June 8, 2011 | CEO power , fiduciary duty , ownership , responsible ownership , CEO Pay , Disinformation
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Where is the activism on behalf of ERISA beneficiaries?

Pensions are a topic on which I've spent a lot of time and effort.  I was appointed by President Reagan to run the office of Pensions and Welfare Benfits in the Department of Labor where I was also the ERISA Administrator.  It occurred to me recently that after all… May 5, 2011 | ERISA , Pension , shareholder activism , responsible ownership , trustees , fiduciary duty
Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Directors

This is the fifth post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean the same… April 28, 2011 | accountability , directors , fiduciary duty , independent directors , Disinformation
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