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April 2021: In the Year of The Stakeholder: Where Does Board Oversight Begin?

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Read More > 04.27.2021

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Agenda – ESG Metrics ‘Biggest Change to Comp Plans in Decades’

Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of several companies to introduce new environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals tied to top officers’ annual incentive compensation in the lead-up to this proxy season. At Chipotle, ESG goals relate to food and animals, people and the environment and will account for…

Read More > 04.12.2021

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Agenda – Pay Ratios Poised for More Scrutiny This Proxy Season

So far, median pay ratios at early-filing companies in the S&P 500 vary by industry, according to data from Farient Advisors. While the majority of companies have yet to file 2020 proxies, the materials sector and the consumer discretionary sectors have so far seen the biggest increases in pay…

Read More > 04.09.2021

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Corporate Secretary – Trying to tie executive compensation to ESG

If certain ESG metrics have a material impact on a business’ performance – which is widely accepted – then it follows that investors, regulators and proxy advisers will likely seek assurances that executives are incentivized to meet expectations. In a feature for the Spring issue of Corporate…

Read More > 04.02.2021

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Board Oversight of Stakeholder Strategies

By: RJ Bannister, Partner, Farient Advisors Companies around the world are including “stakeholder” considerations in their strategy and culture. Today’s stakeholders expand beyond investors, and regulators, and include customer and community interests, suppliers and employees. As stakeholder prominence becomes commonplace, every company should consider two fundamental questions: (1) what is…

Read More > 03.30.2021

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March 2021: Getting Your Board Ready for Systemic Risk in the Year of the Stakeholder

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Read More > 03.27.2021

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NACD Board Talk: Compensation Experts Exchange Insights on ESG, Planning Amid Turbulence

Each February, board compensation committees typically evaluate the prior year’s business performance and individual executive contributions. Up for review are whether or not targets were hit and how executive compensation compares to peers. What better time to bring together a group of compensation experts to discuss the latest trends in the pay arena?

Read More > 03.09.2021

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Agenda: Climate-Linked Incentive Metrics Expected to Heat Up

Companies and boards are increasingly interested in sustainability issues, since they are closely linked to their future financial success, says Eric Hoffmann, Farient Advisors’ vice president of information services and technology solutions. Moreover, states are beginning to pass laws restricting greenhouse gas emissions that will take hold in the not-too-distant future. “Companies are having to react to that,” he says.

Read More > 03.08.2021

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Interview: Robin Ferracone and Bob Zukis Talk Systemic Risk and Stakeholders

In an interview, Robin Ferracone and Bob Zukis discuss systemic risk and stakeholders.

Read More > 03.03.2021

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February 2021: Are You Asking the Right Questions in the “Year of the Stakeholder?”

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Read More > 02.27.2021

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Bank Director: On ESG, Walk Before You Run

Covid-19 and last year’s protests over racial injustice added to the mounting pressure corporations face to make progress on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues — but banks may be further ahead than they believe.

Read More > 02.22.2021

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Financial Advisor IQ: ‘Peculiar Year’ for CEO Pay at Morgan Stanley, Wells, BofA: Comp Consultant

It was “a very interesting environment in banking because interest rates were so low, yet the stock market went down, and up again, and ended up being pretty robust,” says Robin Ferracone, CEO and founder of Farient Advisors, an executive compensation firm.

Read More > 02.22.2021

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