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

November 15, 2017

The CEO Pay Ratio Checklist

Despite the CEO Pay Ratio being on the chopping block since the beginning of 2017, the reality is that it is here to stay for the near future. This means boards of directors, human resources (HR) groups and management teams need to be ready to include it in their 2018 Compensation, Discussion and Analysis.

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October 20, 2017

What is Driving Gender Diversity on Boards?

As discussed in our last Farient Brief, the percentage of women directors in the S&P 500 has climbed from 16.9 percent in 2010 to 22.2 percent at the end of fiscal year 2016. Unlike initiatives in European countries where quotas have been legislated, in these U.S. companies change has been driven by pressure by investors and organizations, like 2020 Women on Boards, 30% ClubWomen Corporate Directors and Catalyst Inc, to name only a few. What dynamics underlie this change? Is the increase a result of men being replaced or new board seats being created?

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October 16, 2017

Corporate Governance a Sticky Wicket – FierceCEO

By Karen Talley

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October 13, 2017

Finding and Avoiding Perverse Incentives – Directorship Magazine

By Mark Hodak

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September 26, 2017

See How Gender Diversity on Boards is on the Upswing

Gender Diversity on Boards: The Past, Present & Future

Diversity is an important topic in today’s corporate governance discussions, particularly since investors are paying attention to it. In this Farient Brief, we take a look at trends in gender diversity on boards across three stock indices from 2007 to 2016.

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