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Agenda – Director Support Drops After So-So Say-on-Pay Votes

Investors who repeatedly express dissatisfaction over pay-for-performance alignment are beginning to vote against directors, according to this article in Agenda which cites Farient data and Eric Hoffmann, who leads the Farient Information Services and the Data Analytics Team (DAT). The likelihood of investors turning against directors increases dramatically after…

Read More > 06.28.2022

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July 2022: The Latest in Comp & Gov

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Read More > 06.28.2022

Briefs

Eric Hoffmann

Investor Dissatisfaction on Executive Pay Continues to Rise This Proxy Season

  With more investors voting “no” on Say on Pay (SOP) than ever before… The number of large-cap companies that have received votes of 70 percent or below is on track to be the largest since SOP was implemented in 2011. In this Farient Brief, Eric Hoffmann analyzes the state…

Read More > 06.27.2022

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Financial Times – US investors rebel against high executive pay

This year’s proxy season has seen a significant decline in support for compensation packages in Say on Pay votes, highlighting investor dissatisfaction with record high executive pay in the U.S. This Financial Times article, which uses Farient data to explore the trend, discusses the reasons for and implications of investor…

Read More > 06.06.2022

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S&P Global – Why Voluntary CEO Pay Cuts, While Largely Symbolic, Matter in ESG Context

CEOs and management teams at dozens of companies around the world are taking voluntary pay cuts as their companies lay off workers to cope with the revenue hit from the coronavirus pandemic.

Read More > 06.03.2022

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Bloomberg – Amazon Shareholders Narrowly Approve Pay Plans for Executives

In spite of being urged to vote “no” on CEO Andy Jassy’s pay package, Amazon’s shareholders narrowly approved it in a Say on Pay vote. In this Bloomberg article, data from the Farient Advisors Say on Pay Tracker™ is cited to help put this story into context as we…

Read More > 05.31.2022

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May 2022: The Latest in Comp & Gov

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Read More > 05.27.2022

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Agenda – How Companies Worldwide Are Tying ESG to Pay

Companies around the world are increasingly tying executive compensation to environmental, social and governance goals, a trend documented by the latest Farient/Global Governance and Executive Compensation (GECN) Group research, “2022 and Beyond: Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives.” In this interview with Agenda, Farient’s ESG Leader, Brian Bueno, and Leader,…

Read More > 05.25.2022

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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. Many companies in the U.S. and Europe are already linking greenhouse gas emissions reductions to…

Read More > 04.29.2022

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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. Whatever the outcome of Musk’s…

Read More > 04.25.2022

Briefs

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. The new rules are a significant step forward in standardizing public disclosures on environmental measures.

Read More > 04.13.2022

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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…

Read More > 03.29.2022

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