New Guidance from Big Investors, Proxy Advisors Shows Commitment to ESG Goals

March 22, 2023

Our Exclusive Analysis of ESG Leaders and Laggards

New Guidance from Big Investors, Proxy Advisors Shows Commitment to ESG Goals

Newly mandated SEC Pay vs. Performance and clawback rules go into effect this proxy season. Investors will review executive pay programs through the lens of their proxy voting guidelines and stewardship policies—policies that change every year. Farient Advisors ESG Leader Brian Bueno reviews the guidance.

New Guidance from Big Investors, Proxy Advisors Shows Commitment to ESG Goals

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From Proxy Advisor to Comp Consultant: Trey Poore Joins Farient

Trey Poore recently joined Farient Advisors as a Director where he manages client relationships, supports business development efforts, and oversees project teams. In the following interview, Trey offers insight into his approach to compensation and governance work born of his extensive experience as a proxy advisor.

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Farient In the News

Corporate Boards under pressure this proxy season after active 2022 period—Pensions & Investments

Corporate boards face heat on Pay vs. Performance this proxy season. In Pensions & Investments, Farient Partner Marc Hodak notes the SEC’s PvP rule makes new and valuable information available that could impact Say on Pay votes.

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Where to Find Us

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Leading Minds of Compensation
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC (In-person event)
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

SouthLea Virtual Webinar—Women Get On Board (WGOB) Speaker Series
Thursday, March 30, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What arsenal of tools do board members need for proxy season 2023? From director comp to best practices in governance and pay design, join our Canadian GECN Group (GECN) partner firm, SouthLea, for the Women Get On Board (WGOB) Speaker Series webinar. The SouthLea team presents their annual review of S&P/TSX60 company director compensation pay, and more. Learn about emerging trends that board members need to consider during the unpredictable year ahead.

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What’s New in Farient’s Suite of Trackers?

Farient’s Say on Pay Tracker™ has become an important proxy season tool for the corporate governance community. As our Tracker crests 15,000 views, check out the link below for an up-to-date aggregation of SOP votes across the Russell 3K.

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Coming soon: Farient’s PvP Tracker—the newest addition to our Tracker™ suite.
The PvP Tracker analyzes both the qualitative and quantitative elements of this new disclosure.

Download “2023 Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives: The Staying Power of ESG”

Linking executive pay to stakeholder incentives is here to stay. Click the link below to read and download the full report.

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About Farient Advisors

Farient Advisors LLC is an independent premier executive compensation, performance, and corporate governance consultancy. Farient provides a full array of services, linking business strategy to compensation through a tailored, analytically rigorous, and collaborative approach. Farient has locations in Los Angeles, New York, Louisville, and Dallas and works with clients globally through its partnership in the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group (GECN). Farient is a certified diverse company and is recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.


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