Summer Escapes

August 1, 2023

Our Exclusive Analysis of ESG Leaders and Laggards

Summer Escapes

For your OOO escape: Elevate your leisure and indulge your intellect with the Farient team’s thoughtfully curated recommendations for what to watch, read, and listen to. During these dog days of summer, explore the virtual worlds our teammates are visiting in our second annual compilation.

Summer Escapes

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Update on UK Governance Code Revisions

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in London published a new report titled “ESG Data Distribution and Consumption,” which examines how investors obtain and use environmental, social and governance (ESG) data on companies, and highlights what actions companies can take to facilitate this. A deeper dive on the FRC Labs’ findings—and feedback on the ongoing UK Corporate Governance Code consultation—can be found wherever readers source podcasts. And a reminder: Farient in conjunction with its GECN partners conducts annual research exploring stakeholder incentives.

Farient In the News

Reviewing the 2023 Proxy Season—Corporate Secretary
Support for and against. The 2023 proxy season was marked by less investor support for ESG-related shareholder proposals, and increased investor support for Say on Pay votes. What’s the takeaway? In this episode of Governance Matters, Farient ESG Leader Brian Bueno provides insights into what’s going on.

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Rampant Uncertainty as Comp Committees Take More Hits—Agenda
Farient Partner Marc Hodak tells Agenda that oversight of human capital issues such as talent retention and development is increasing demands on comp committee members.

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While fights rage over big brands like Bud Light and Target, other companies improve LGBTQ+ representation from the inside—Insider

Recent backlash around efforts to boost DEI, specifically related to LGBTQ+ matters, has been met in some cases with corporations downplaying their involvement in politically divisive topics. In Insider, Farient’s ESG Leader Brian Bueno talks about how companies are becoming more nuanced on LGBTQ+ issues while still seeing value in diversity.

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Where to Find Us

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

Farient Founder and CEO Robin A. Ferracone joins this expert panel of directors and governance professionals. For more information on the 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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