Investors’ resolve to forge ahead with ESG goals deepens for 2023—Pensions & Investments
January 11, 2023
Increased economic uncertainty and an anti-ESG backlash in 2022 has not led to investors demanding less action on stakeholder issues like climate, diversity, equity and inclusion, and human capital. In this article in Pensions & Investments, Farient’s ESG Leader Brian Bueno, citing data from our recent report 2023 Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives: The Staying Power of ESG, discusses how in 2023 companies will continue to drive ESG strategy by tying stakeholder metrics to executive pay as investors continue holding boards to account.
About Brian Bueno
ESG Practice Leader, Farient Advisors/GECN Group, New York
Brian Bueno is the ESG Leader at Farient Advisors. In this role, Brian guides the firm’s strategy, research, and analysis on environmental, social, and corporate governance matters. Brian focuses on the ESG landscape and its intersection with executive compensation and incentives in order to assist clients in understanding stakeholder considerations and developing and implementing appropriate programs that help create stakeholder value.
Prior to re-joining Farient in 2022, Brian was vice president and product manager at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a leading proxy advisory firm, where he led the development of solutions that assist institutional investors evaluate executive compensation and related areas at their portfolio companies across global markets. Additionally, at ISS’s Corporate Solutions arm, Brian led the creation and management of product platforms that allow companies to benchmark themselves across executive compensation and ESG topics.
Prior to joining ISS in 2015, Brian worked at Farient where he managed the development and delivery of Farient’s Performance Alignment Reports and associated research, including analyses on executive pay definitions and financial performance metrics and their link to shareholder value. At Farient, Brian also worked with clients across various industries, including energy, industrials, banking, and insurance. And before Farient, Brian held a market research role involved in identifying opportunities and risks in particular industries and communicating findings to clients and media.
Brian holds a BS from the University of Southern California’s (USC) Marshall School of Business with a triple concentration in finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship.