Investors Ire Lingers Over Covid-Related Exec Pay Bumps – Agenda

January 31, 2022

Investors Ire Lingers Over Covid-Related Exec Pay Bumps. The Covid-19 pandemic has had lasting impacts across all industries, and its disruption has brought new attention to executive compensation. Investors are assessing whether companies that got pushback on say on pay in 2021 have adjusted the compensation for top bosses this year in response, according to market watchers.

At issue, 35 S&P 500 companies or 7.5% received less than 70% investors’ support for say-on-pay votes last year, according to an analysis by the consulting company Farient Advisors. Learn more about Covid-Related Exec Pay Bumps.

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Farient Advisors provides a comprehensive array of services to boards and management including compensation program design, performance measurement, goal setting and pay for performance alignment, board of directors’ compensation, stakeholder incentives (climate, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), transactions (mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, pre-IPO/SPACs), and shareholder communications. Farient has locations in Los Angeles, New York, Louisville, and Dallas and is a founding partner of the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group (GECN), serving clients in more than 35 countries. Farient is recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as a certified diverse company.

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Farient works on both a continuity and project basis with boards of directors and management across industries and sectors.

We create tailored solutions to solve a range of human capital management, governance, and compensation challenges. Our innovative solutions help companies around the world achieve tangible business objectives and effectively communicate with all stakeholders. We are recognized leaders in harmonizing pay decisions across stakeholder groups that include shareholders, employees, and communities where work is done. 

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