How to pay executives in the age of stakeholder capitalism – Financial Times

December 15, 2022

Investor opposition to high executive pay is not just grumbling. This feature from the Financial Times cites Farient research showing that midway through the 2022 proxy season Say-on-Pay votes failing to garner 70% company support had risen to 9.3%, up from just 3.6% in 2015. Looking at current data (accessible via the Farient Say on Pay Tracker™), the percentage has increased to 10.4% for the entire year. In this article, FT reporter Sarah Murray explores the reasons for investor dissatisfaction with high executive pay–and why some are seeing the linking of compensation to environmental, social and governance metrics, the topic of the recent Farient/GECN research report Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives: The Staying Power of ESG, as the answer.

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