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Robert Monks Columns

Robert A. G. Monks is a shareholder activist and one of the founders of the field of corporate governance. He is the author of Corpocracy and The New Global Investors, and with Nell Minow, Watching the Watchers, Corporate Governance and Power & Accountability.

He was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Financial Executive from the Financial Management Association in 2007.

Monks has written widely about corporate governance and has published more than a hundred papers in publications around the world.

Monks is the subject of a biography chronicling the corporate governance movement, A Traitor to His Class by Hilary Rosenberg.

"The corporation is an externalizing machine, in the same way that a shark is a killing machine." - Robert Monks (2003) Republican candidate for Senate from Maine and corporate governance adviser in the film "The Corporation"

July 8, 2008 Bob Monks: ExxonMobil Exemplifies Corpocracy

Source: Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon

SocialFunds writers Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon interview corporate governance advocate Bob Monks about his shareholder activism at ExxonMobil and his new book, Corpocracy.[more]

June 24, 2008 Separate the Roles of CEO and Chairman of the Board at Exxon:

Source: Robert Monks

Commentary from noted corporate governance expert Robert Monks – focusing on the campaign to have ExxonMobil to separate the chair and CEO posts. The shareholder resolution won almost 40 percent of the votes cast at the annual...[more]

April 24, 2008 Monks, Institutional Investors See Strong Likelihood Of Majority Support For Independent Board Chair Resolution At Exxon Mobil

Source: Robert Monks

Several Factors Lining Up for 2008 Resolution That Attracted 40 Percent Support in 2007; Wider Backing Among Institutional Investors Expected As Importance of XOM Holdings Grow.[more]

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