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More Executives Could See Their Compensation Tied to ESG Goals if SEC Finalizes Climate Disclosure Rules – Reuters

With the US Securities and Exchange Commission set to finalize a rule on climate disclosure this Fall, we may be looking at a shift in prevalence and specificity around ESG goals becoming tied to executive compensation, says Farient’s Brian Bueno in this Reuters article. With more…

Read More > 09.19.2022

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ESG Measures Are Gaining Prominence in Executive Compensations Plans – Directors & Boards

Despite some recent pushback, signs point to a continued emphasis on sustainability issues for investors, including tying ESG measures to executive pay, says Farient’s Brian Bueno. In this Q&A with Directors & Boards, Brian discusses the emerging and ongoing trends in this space and what boards…

Read More > 09.19.2022


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Farient Briefings: Out with the Old, In with the News

Farient Briefings Out with the Old, In with the News   Introducing our newly tuned email newsletter, Farient Briefings—where we will be making our Briefings briefer and more timely. As the executive compensation landscape evolves, we’ll hit all the right notes in your inbox. In…

Read More > 09.13.2022


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Gensler’s SEC Approves Pay Versus Performance Disclosure

Amendment Takes a Prescriptive Approach to Rulemaking   The disclosure of linkage between executive compensation and financial performance is the thrust of a new pay versus performance disclosure rule approved on Thursday, August 25, by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In effect for the…

Read More > 09.12.2022

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San Diego CEOs Ring Up Hefty Pay Gains Driven by Stock Compensation – San Diego Union-Tribune

CEO pay packages for companies in San Diego increased substantially in 2021 – driven by CEO stock options amid a surging equity market as the COVID-19 pandemic abated. In this article by the San Diego Union-Tribune, Farient’s Dayna Harris discusses why stock options remain popular despite falling out of…

Read More > 08.29.2022


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A Binge and Newsworthy Summer Spotlight

August Spotlight Relax & Recharge: Late Summer Watch, Listen, and Read In this summer spotlight, enjoy a curated list of our recent favorite content as the summer winds down. Spend less time searching and more time learning, thanks to recommendations from our dedicated readers, binge-watchers,…

Read More > 08.16.2022


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Relax & Recharge: Late Summer Watch, Listen, and Read

The shore. The mountains. Travel. Downtime. It’s the summer of 2022. What are you reading, watching, listening to? We informally surveyed a group of dedicated readers, binge-watchers, and podcast aficionados to curate our own definitive and must read list of lists. Consider this an ice-filled…

Read More > 08.12.2022

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Companies Swallow $2.1 Billion in Taxes as Executive Pay Climbs – The Wall Street Journal

The ending of tax breaks for executive compensation in 2017 has led to spiraling tax bills for corporations, according to this Wall Street Journal article. But Farient CEO and founder Robin Ferracone, quoted within, says this is a “drop in the bucket” for companies as they navigate a competitive…

Read More > 07.22.2022

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NACD BoardTalk – How Compensation Committees Are Battling Uncertainty, Talent Woes

How are compensation committees addressing economic uncertainty and the fierce competition to attract and retain top executive talent? This question was the topic of an NACD event earlier this year featuring Lori Miller, Partner at Farient Advisors, and other esteemed experts in executive compensation. Lori discussed how committees are…

Read More > 07.22.2022

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Agenda – Investors Scrutinize ESG-Linked Pay and Some Say No Way

As more environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals have been linked to executive pay, investors have become more likely to scrutinize pay packages that may involve “greenwashing” – potentially misleading information on these issues. In this Agenda article that cites recent examples, Farient data on Say-on-Pay votes is referenced…

Read More > 07.19.2022

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Pensions & Investments – Investors push companies for specific ESG actions

This year’s proxy season has seen a notable jump in low Say-on-Pay votes. According to Farient data, the percentage of companies receiving less than 90% support for executive pay proposals increased to 30.2%, up from 17.9% in 2018. In this Pensions & Investments article, which focuses on how investor concerns…

Read More > 07.06.2022


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July 2022: The Latest in Comp & Gov Spotlight

July 2022: The Latest in Comp & Gov Spotlight The Latest in Comp & Gov Spotlight: View Farient’s exclusive analysis of Executive Compensation trends in our monthly Comp & Gov View Farient’s exclusive analysis in our Comp & Gov Spotlight newsletter:…

Read More > 07.06.2022

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