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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November 12, 2019

Bloomberg – CBS Chief Will Get $100 Million Severance and Still Keep His Job

CBS Corp. acting Chief Executive Officer Joe Ianniello is in line for a hefty haul when Viacom Inc. completes its proposed merger with the broadcast network. While he won’t get to lead the combined entity, he’ll collect $100 million severance and remain chief of CBS with a new contract entitling him to tens of millions of dollars more.

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October 25, 2019

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance – Are Performance Shares Shareholder Friendly?

Since the early 2000s, executive compensation has experienced a secular shift toward performance shares—equity awards whose vesting is based on performance as opposed to time or service.

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