April 29, 2022

Agenda – Climate Disclosure May Encourage Executive Pay Tied to ESG

The recent Securities and Exchange Commission proposal requiring companies to make
climate disclosure in official filings may impact boards’ decision-making regarding tying
executive pay to environmental, social and governance metrics, according to some
compensation experts.

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April 25, 2022

Reuters – Analysis: Elon Musk deals Twitter a wild card as shareholders seek reforms

(Reuters) – Elon Musk, Twitter’s newest big shareholder, could alter the course of the social media company as management battles a set of proxy proposals focused on topics from civil rights to politics at its upcoming annual meeting, shareholder activists and corporate governance experts said.

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March 14, 2022

Agenda – Not a Blip – Investors Continue to Downvote Pay Plans

Early say-on-pay votes for this year show investors are continuing to be critical of executive compensation packages at S&P 500 companies. Investors want companies to engage with them and consider their concerns about pay and performance alignment, said experts.

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February 28, 2022

WSJ – Tech Giants Turn to a Classic Recruitment Tool: Cash

After years of enticing employees with large stock awards and surging share prices, some technology companies are deploying a time-tested tool: cash.

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February 21, 2022

Financial Times – US Companies Add Environmental and Social Targets to Executive Bonuses

Kevin Johnson, Starbucks’s chief executive, earned a slice of his 2021 bonus by slashing plastic straws and methane emissions – an example of a trend by US companies to add environmental and social targets to bonus packages.

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