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

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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June 4, 2021

The Wall Street Journal – Coronavirus Crisis Dents Salaries, Not Stock Awards, for Many CEOs

Hundreds of U.S. companies reduced salaries for their chief executives as the coronavirus pandemic swept across American business, a reversal for a group of leaders that until this year has ridden a bull market to record compensation.

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June 3, 2021

The Wall Street Journal – CEO Pay Increasingly Tied to Diversity Goals

The killing of George Floyd in police custody a year ago and the subsequent protests prompted pledges from U.S. business leaders: They would fight racism and work to recruit and promote Black and other minority employees.

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May 26, 2021

This Luxury Brand Means Business in Sustainability Governance, Accountability, and Oversight