The Keys to Impactful Executive Compensation Programs

June 15, 2023

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The Keys to Impactful Executive Compensation Programs

Connecting the dots: In this episode of ClimeCo’s ESG Decoded podcast, Farient founder and CEO Robin A. Ferracone shares the essentials of effective compensation programs with host Kaitlyn Allen. Conversations in boardrooms and committee agendas have changed. Workforce well-being, DEI, succession and talent planning are all topics that are much broader than executive compensation alone, creating new demands on board committees while also increasing the need for greater engagement with stakeholders.

The Keys to Impactful Executive Compensation Programs

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Pride Month Prompts Reflection

Despite backlash to corporate ESG and DEI efforts and recent regressive actions on LGBTQ+ rights in certain U.S. states, most corporations continue to recognize the value of diverse leadership and workforce. In this article, Farient ESG Leader Brian Bueno explores whether progress is being made to advance diversity and inclusion.

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SEC Approves Clawback Listing Standards

The timing of compliance for the SEC’s mandated clawback rules has been given a short extension from August to December. In this FAQ, the Farient team raises the questions—and provides the answers—most on the minds of corporate directors as they consider SEC guidance on claw backs.

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Companies Quiet Diversity and Sustainability Talk Amid Culture War Boycotts

Mentions of social-impact initiatives during earnings calls have declined, reversing a trend that had picked up after the killing of George Floyd in 2020. The WSJ reports that executives at U.S.-listed companies mentioned “environmental, social and governance,” “ESG,” “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” “DEI” or “sustainability” on 575 earnings calls from April 1 to June 5, down 31% from the same period last year, citing data from financial-research platform AlphaSense.

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Where to Find Us

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
Leading Minds of Governance
Laguna Beach, CA
August 23, 2023

Robin A. Ferracone will join an expert panel of directors and governance professionals. For more information on the above program, please contact us at

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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