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The 2016 Voter Uprising Against Wall Street...and What to Do About It
April 28th 6:00pm

Hook HeadshotStephen Davis, Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Programs on Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors, Harvard Law School, will join the Institute to present a talk based on a soon to be released book What They Do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us, and How to Fix It, as part of the Ethics in Governance: Stewardship and Investor Education Forum.

Dr. Davis will discuss what has gone wrong with our financial institutions and markets, and lay out an agenda for curtailing misalignments to better serve the investor.

In What They do With Your Money, Stephen Davis and two co-authors explain how Wall Street imposes a huge stealth tax on our savings and our economies. The money comes from our bank accounts, our pensions, and our borrowing, and often we aren’t told that the money has been taken. They argue these billions may be justified if the finance industry does a good job, but too often the financial institutions regularly place their business interests first. The authors lay out an agenda for curtailing misalignments that allow the financial industry to profit at our expense. The financial system is absolutely essential to our economy. It enables us to solve the world’s great problems, such as poverty, sustainability, development, as well as allowing us to have a pension, a mortgage or a savings account.

Stephen Davis, Ph.D. is one of the architects of today’s global corporate governance framework. He is associate director of the Harvard Law School Programs on Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors, and a senior fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance. He is also a nonresident senior fellow in governance at the Brookings Institution. From 2007-2012 he was executive director of the Yale School of Management’s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance and Lecturer on the SOM faculty. Davis served on the US SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee. He is a board member of Hermes EOS, the shareowner engagement arm of Hermes Pensions Management; trustee of ShareAction; and co-director of the Brookings’ World Forum on Governance. Winner of the 2011 ICGN Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance, Davis is the co-author of What They Do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us, and How to Fix It (Yale University Press, May 2016). That is a sequel to The New Capitalists: How Citizen Investors are Reshaping the Corporate Agenda (Harvard Business School Press, 2006). His Shareholder Rights Abroad: A Handbook for the Global Investor (1989) was the first study comparing corporate governance practices in top markets. Davis is a co-founder of the International Corporate Governance Network and co-author of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. Davis earned his doctorate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and completed undergraduate studies at Tufts and the London School of Economics.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Click here to learn more.

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