Farient Briefings: A New Framework for Evaluating Executive Talent Risk

November 6, 2023


Our Exclusive Analysis of ESG Leaders and Laggards Compensation Committees Caught in the Middle

A New Framework for Evaluating Executive Talent Risk

In the war for executive talent—and the specter of a “collision course” between compensation and good governance—corporate boards need to rethink how they manage and assess risks in talent retention and vulnerability, and its costly opposite, turnover. Robin A. Ferracone details Farient’s new framework including a “Talent Vulnerability Heat Map” in the 2023 Q4 issue of Directorship.

Talent Vulnerability Heat Map

ESG Tracker™ Uncovers HanesBrands First ESG Measures

A first for this small-cap company: Best known for its intimate and athletic apparel, HanesBrands adopted ESG incentive measures in 2022. How’d it fare?

In The News

Why the New PvP Disclosures Are a Game Changer—Agenda

A scorecard for performance and pay is a game changer, writes Farient Partner Marc Hodak in Agenda. The SEC’s new rule on disclosing pay-versus-performance (PvP) requires public companies to report compensation actually paid, opening the door to investor demands for greater correlation between pay and company performance. In his article, Hodak provides concrete steps that companies and their boards should consider going forward.

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Boards See C-Suite Departures on the Horizon: Survey—Agenda

A persistent concern among boards is executive turnover. New research from Farient and Corporate Board Member titled “Turnover at the Top” also reveals corporate culture to be a key reason for departure and a lever for the retention of top talent. This article in Agenda features Farient COO and Partner RJ Bannister, who shares insights and recommendations on how boards can reduce turnover.


New ISS Updates Focus on Comp, Individual Board Members—Agenda

Non-CEO executives see greater scrutiny on pay packages: ISS unveiled changes to its scoring system—Governance QualityScore—used to assess companies for institutional investor clients. What are the implications for boards as they contemplate executive compensation decisions? In this Agenda article, Farient ESG Leader (and a former ISS vice president) Brian Bueno delves into the compensation side of the scoring system changes and what they mean for directors.

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Where to Find Us

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Compensation Committee Chair Advisory Council

JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, NY

November 8, 2023


NACD Directorship 100 Gala

Gotham Hall, New York

December 13, 2023

For more information on the above programs, please contact us at info@farient.com.

Coming Soon: 2024 GECN Group Global Trends Research

Linking executive pay to stakeholder incentives continues to increase. Our annual research on ESG performance and compensation this year analyzes companies from large to small. See how companies around the world are using ESG measures in executive pay programs. Meanwhile, download the “2023 Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives: The Staying Power of ESG.”

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, and Louisville and works with clients globally through its partnership in the Global Governance and Executive Compensation (GECN) Group. Farient is a certified diverse company and is recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

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