What’s Up, Down This Proxy Season

August 31, 2023

Our Exclusive Analysis of ESG Leaders and Laggards

What’s Up, Down This Proxy Season

ESG initiatives are increasingly a divisive political issue. And proof was seen in voting results throughout the 2023 proxy season. Our 10-point analysis summarizes what shareholders focused on in a banner year for the number of proposals filed and voted on. While those seeking to turn back climate and diversity-related measures were largely thwarted, other shareholders targeted compensation plan elements. Plus Farient’s PvP Tracker™ provides first-year results on how companies approached disclosure.

What's Up, Down This Proxy Season

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A Professional Team Player

Jarret Sues, who joined Farient as a partner in June, has a deep background in compensation consulting and athletics. In this Q&A, the former professional baseball player opens up about his chosen profession as a comp consultant, family, and Sunday mornings at the bowling alley with Dad.

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Farient In the News

As Say on Pay Support Rises, New Concerns Loom—Agenda

Proxy Paradox: Say on Pay has seen a turnaround this proxy season. Investors overwhelmingly (+90%) approved more compensation plans than in 2022. In Agenda, Farient ESG Leader Brian Bueno provides perspective on what turned SOP voting.

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Where to Find Us

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) New York Chapter
Peer Exchange

National Harbor, MD
October 10, 2023
“Pay vs. Performance: Lessons Learned from Proxy Season” with Farient Advisors’ Partner Marc Hodak, Donna Anderson, vice president and head of corporate governance, at T. Rowe Price, and Jill Smart, director, EPAM Systems, World Connect Corp., AlixPartners, and HireRight. For more information on this program, please contact us at info@farient.com.

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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