July 26, 2021

Agenda – Diversity Claims Top Spot on ESG Pay Scorecards

While many companies have incorporated diversity, equity and inclusion into their business operations in the wake of a social justice movement that galvanized investors last year, about a third of S&P 500 companies have linked such metrics to their executive compensation, according to a report by Farient Advisors.

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July 16, 2021

Pensions & Investments – Investors press companies on DEI

Investor demand for companies to commit to diversity, equity and inclusion was a highlight of the latest proxy season.

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July 2, 2021

Pensions & Investments – Climate tops proxy season in proposals, success rate

The proxy season now wrapping up sent a strong signal that investors expect companies to take climate change seriously. Climate rose to the top of shareholders’ agendas this season, in terms of both the number of shareholder resolutions and the rate of success.

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July 2, 2021

Life Annuity Specialist – Some CEOs at Mutual, Private Insurers Had Big Pay Bumps Last Year

For some chief executives of large life insurers, whose pay packages are normally hidden from view, it turns out 2020 wasn’t such a bad year.

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June 8, 2021

Agenda – Big Payouts to Top Brass Reveal ‘Naked’ Boards, Say Investors

Last year chief executive compensation rose by the largest margin in almost a decade, despite a global health crisis that hurt the economy. Now investors have responded by voting thumbs-down in greater numbers than before on pay packages for the top brass, especially in the consumer goods sector.

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