Through its research, blogs, and commentary, Farient is driving the conversation on executive compensation and governance issues.

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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April 13, 2022

Distilling The SEC’s Landmark Climate Disclosure Proposal

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued its much-anticipated proposed climate disclosure rules that would require public companies in financial statements to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, exposure to climate risks, and climate-related metrics.

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March 29, 2022

Farient Advisors Announces Appointment of Brian Bueno as ESG Leader

Farient Advisors (Farient), a leading independent executive compensation, performance and corporate governance consultancy, today announced the appointment of Brian Bueno as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Leader. This appointment comes as investors increasingly push boards to incorporate ESG metrics and goals into executive pay plans, as new research from Farient and the Global Governance and Executive Compensation (GECN) Group, “2022 and Beyond: Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives,” recently highlighted.

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March 23, 2022

From Best to Worst: ‘Madam Chair’ CEO Alicia Syrett and Farient CEO Robin Ferracone Talk Comp Committee Landscape

In the following interview, I dialogue with esteemed investor and experienced public company board chair Alicia Syrett. She is the CEO of the early-stage investment vehicle Pantegrion Capital (its name is a combination of passion and integrity). She is also the founder of Madam Chair, a collaborative group of 70+ female chairs of publicly traded companies across industries and market capitalizations. The group shares recommendations and connects its members with one another to support their respective leadership activities, and many members also serve as compensation committee chair in addition to their roles as board chair. In 2021, Alicia was named independent chair of Digimarc, a publicly traded technology company (Nasdaq: DMRC). In this Q&A, we discuss a variety of topics that boards in general and compensation committees in particular should consider amid rapid changes in corporate governance spurred by expanding stakeholder expectations for board oversight. Here are excerpts from our conversation. 

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