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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AMEC Conference Brazil

Pre-recorded speech for AMEC Annual Seminar, Brazil, November 2011.  NOTE:  See also, L'Appel for ICGN Paris, September 2011 . November 30, 2011 | responsible ownership , shareholder activism , ownership
Friday, September 16, 2011

Responsible Ownership - CECL Conference

Robert AG Monks recorded speech for the Centre for European Company Law (CECL) Conference on Effective Ownership. The Netherlands, September 16, 2011. September 16, 2011 | responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , ownership , shareholder activism , corporate governance
Friday, September 16, 2011

Bob Monks speech for UNPRI 2011

Robert Monks practice reading of speech for UNPRI, September 2011.  See the text for this speech here. September 16, 2011 | financial crisis , responsible ownership , fiduciary duty , shareholder activism , Corporate Power
Monday, September 12, 2011

Robert Monks speech, GMI Public Funds Forum 2011

Practice read-through of 2011 speech for GMI's Public Funds Forum.  See the text of the speech here. September 12, 2011 | Corporate Power , shareholder activism , CEO power
Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Call 2011 - Intro

Robert Monks issues a call to fund mangers to be responsible and active owners.  Introduction to L'Appell -- ICGN keynote speech September 2011.  This is a practice reading and not the actual speech. Read the text of the full speech here. September 1, 2011 | corporate governance , Corporate Power , responsible ownership , shareholder activism , fiduciary duty , institutional investors
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
Wednesday, May 4, 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. May 4, 2011 | responsible ownership , ownership , capitalism , shareholder activism
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The New Global Investors: How Shareowners can Unlock Sustainable Prosperity Worldwide

From society’s perspective, the splitting of the corporate atom has engendered grievous loss. Enterprise was allowed to grow based on a self-regulating relationship to society and the environment – Adam Smith’s “invisible hand.” The melting away of shareholder responsibility with the proliferation of numerous owners has left society the… September 1, 2010 | globalization , accountability , corporate governance , shareholder activism , shareholder rights , ownership , multinational corporations
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

State Of Corporate Governance

A failed model: Bob Monks discusses the current state of Corporate Governance June 23, 2010 | corporate governance , shareholder activism , Corporate Power
Monday, May 24, 2010

Multiple Classes of Stock

Bob Monks discusses the advantages of having multiple classes of common stock. In particular, he says that ownership and governance would improve because owners could exert real and responsible oversight. May 24, 2010. May 24, 2010 | responsible ownership , ownership , shareholder activism
Monday, May 24, 2010

Shareholder Resolution Process: SEC no-action letters

Bob Monks discusses his experience as an Exxon shareholder and why the SEC should no longer issue no-action letters on shareholder resolutions. May 24, 2010. May 24, 2010 | SEC , no-action letters , shareholder resolutions , shareholder activism
Thursday, January 7, 2010

Corporate Governance, Fiduciary Duty and Social Responsibility

This paper will suggest that a more spacious view of inveterate and unchanging legal concepts – such as the law of trusts – provide a framework for the construction of ethical corporations. We will suggest that ethical corporate behavior is characterized by three principal norms. Health – concern for… January 7, 2010 | fiduciary duty , corporate governance , shareholder activism , capitalism
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