January 27, 2020

Agenda – After Shareholder Feedback, Performance Period Lengthens

Textron made some changes this month to its compensation structure — two months ahead of when it annually files its proxy statement. In addition to reworking the mix of equity awards granted to executives, the compensation committee will no longer set performance goals annually but will instead transition to a three-year performance cycle.

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January 27, 2020

Agenda – ISS: Say More on CEO Exit Deals, Or Else

What boards choose to disclose about a CEO’s departure could impact how Institutional Shareholder Services makes voting recommendations this proxy season, according to the proxy advisor’s recently released FAQs document on compensation policies.

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November 27, 2019

IR Magazine – ESG and Pay Are Top Concerns Among Engaged Investors

Engaged investors’ top concerns revolve around ESG issues and executive compensation. Seven Lessons from Engaged Investors, published recently by Farient Advisors and the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group, finds deep investor concerns on topics such as how their companies’ activities are affecting the world around them, gender diversity and pay equality.

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November 27, 2019

Corporate Compliance Insights – How ESG Trends Impact Corporate Governance and Compliance

ESG concerns are increasingly impacting shareholder activism, in turn pressuring boards to engage with investors on these subjects. Farient Advisors’ Marc Hodak shares the way these trends will shape investor relations, corporate governance and compliance.

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November 12, 2019

NACD Directorship – Broader Stakeholder Concerns Drive Board Engagement

Seven Lessons From Engaged Investors is the title of a recent study by Farient Advisors and its partners in the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group, a collective of independent advisory firms that represent clients in more than 30 countries. Based on in-depth interviews with 25 of the largest investors around the world, the study finds that these investors place great importance on engagement with boards related to both shareholder and stakeholder issues—especially environmental, social, and governance (ESG).

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