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Friday, Feb 14, 2014

AN OUTSIDER’S HISTORY OF HARVARD AND RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT: 1970-2014 [PDF]

A brief history of investment practices at Harvard. More February 14, 2014
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013

Citizens DisUnited

Citizens DisUnited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream is an indictment of corporate executives divert shareholder assets to undermine democracy and enrich themselves, putting both capitalism and democracy at risk. Once again, Monks lays bare the problems of governance and government – problems that are…More March 20, 2013
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012

It’s plain for all to see, ESG research works

Opinion for the Financial Times - The evidence is clear that corporate governance and other “extra-financial” research can help to improve the performance of investment portfolios. That may sound like a bold statement, but to people steeped in this research, this is old news extensively chronicled in the growing literature…More October 21, 2012 | ESG , GMIRatings , corporate governance
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012

An ugly sign of the times...

The persistent efforts urging the SEC to regulate proxy advisory businesses is an ugly sign of the times... it's advice that is the purchaser is under no obligation to follow and yet there is determined efforts to undermine the industry.  June 15, 2012.  see also this post at governmentcapture.com.  …More June 20, 2012 | proxy , Corporate Power , Government Capture , SEC
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012

The Capture of Corporate Governance - San Diego Law School February 16, 2012 [DOC]

Speech to faculty of University of San Diego School of Law, February 16, 2012.  "American corporations today are like the great European monarchies of yore: They have the power to control the rules under which they function and to direct the allocation of public resources. This is not a prediction…More February 14, 2012 | capitalism , CEO Pay , CEO power , corporate governance , ownership , capitalism
Thursday, Jan 26, 2012

PACs are destructive

PACs are a destructive element and we must have public financing of elections.  More January 26, 2012 | Campaign Finance , Government Capture , PACs
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