Farient Briefings: A New Year Predicated on CEO Transitions

January 17, 2024


A New Year Predicated on CEO Transitions

The single most important responsibility of any board is to ensure that management is up to the task of leading both in the moment and in the foreseeable future. Planning for CEO succession requires board diligence to assure strength and depth on the bench and a robust talent pipeline. As we embark on our first newsletter of 2024, a confluence of factors contribute to Farient’s expectation that 2024 will be marked by leadership transitions among America’s largest companies.

And there’s more: On January 24, NACD’s New York chapter hosts “Evolving Roles: New Challenges for Talent and Compensation Oversight,” with Farient Advisors’ RJ Bannister, Fanatics Chief People Officer Orlando Ashford, and Ziff Davis Board Director Trace Harris in a conversation led by Accenture’s Lindsey Baker.

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RIP Compensation Committees?

The expanding remit of board compensation committees is reflected in a plethora of charter and name changes. What’s their significance? We explore the increasing number of renamed compensation committees, the most popular terms being added to committee monikers, and their significance to company stakeholders. There are variations by size and sector.

Stakeholder Incentives and ESG: A New Chapter

How entrenched is the anti-ESG movement in the various regions of the world? That question is explored in the soon-to-be-released report, 2024 Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives: What’s Next? produced by Farient Advisors in conjunction with the Global Governance and Executive Compensation (GECN) Group.

Also included in the upcoming 2024 report:

  • Prevalence of stakeholder measures globally and by sector
  • Types of stakeholder measures
  • Types of social vs. environmental measures
  • Company examples
  • Exclusive Insights from board directors and investors


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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