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

November 16, 2021

Beyond the Headlines – Executive Pay in the Pandemic Year

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November 10, 2021

Agenda – Executive Pay Growth Slowed Last Year

Chief executives at S&P 1500 companies experienced sluggish pay growth last year as businesses grappled with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Still, the wage gap between leadership and workers grew by the largest margin in the past three years, according to a recent report.

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November 3, 2021

Financial Times – Navigating the Bumpy Road to Net Zero

Salesforce, the cloud-computing company, announced in September that it had reached net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, even when counting its customers’ energy use.

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October 18, 2021

Wall Street Journal – Today’s Tech Founders Don’t Just Own the Company. They’re Also Getting Huge Pay Packages.

For years, Silicon Valley was known as a place where leaders often bucked American corporate customs when it came to pay. Rather than receiving large stock grants and salaries, company founders like Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg and Amazon. com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos took little or nothing. Instead, they benefited from the rising value of stock they got by starting their companies.

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October 6, 2021

Agenda – The Largest Equity Grants of 2020

A year that included both a market recession and a rebound, 2020 saw equity compensation for named executive officers increase by 3.7% at companies in the S&P 500.

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