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

April 16, 2019

Environmental And Social Shareholder Proposals Get Popular Worldwide

shareholder proposals

Environmental
and social (E&S) shareholder proposals are important topics with all
stakeholders including shareholders, employees, and the communities where
companies do business. Corporations are increasingly required to justify
policies and explain their approach to challenges that are beyond typical
“business management.” For example, some of these challenges like climate
change are global, while others may be more country specific. This Farient
Brief examines E&S shareholder proposals in the EU, Canada, U.S., China,
Japan, and Australia stemming from our Global Trends in Corporate Governance report.
After reviewing the various shareholder proposals across these countries, the
key takeaways are:

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April 11, 2019

Directors & Boards – Time to Care About Machines Displacing Workers

By Jan Alexander

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April 11, 2019

Bloomberg – CEO of Tiny California Bank Makes Twice as Much as Jamie Dimon

By Anders Melin and Michelle Kim

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April 10, 2019

The Wall Street Journal – From Coke to Macy’s, Pay for Typical Worker Takes Big Swings

By Theo Francis

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April 8, 2019

CII Spring Meeting – Pay Pioneers

Pay Pioneers
John Trentacoste, partner and COO at Farient Advisors, moderated a discussion
with representatives from two companies that are bucking the standard approach
to pay and an investor that advocates for simpler, more long-term-oriented compensation.
Christine Poon, chair of the compensation committee at Regeneron
Pharmaceuticals, explained how her company grants stock options to all of its
employees. She said this approach has created an ownership culture, fostered
innovation, boosted productivity and retained scientific talent. Darian Rich,
human resources executive for Barrick Gold, said his company requires its
executives to hold their shares for the duration of their employment with the
company. The CEO must hold three times his base salary in shares and other
executives must hold five times their base salaries. “Being shareowners
helps them drive the long-term viability of the enterprise and provides
everyone with more connectivity to the decisions being made,” said Rich.

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