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

March 18, 2022

Governance Matters – Taking a Successful Approach to Executive Pay in M&A

With 2022 shaping up to be a boom year for M&A, boards need to make sure they are paying attention to an often neglected but make-or-break part of the dealmaking process: compensation. In episode 7 of Corporate Secretary’s “Governance Matters” podcast, Farient Founder and CEO Robin Ferracone speaks with host Jeff Cosette about how boards should best approach strategies for including executive pay as part of an M&A and engaging in productive discussions around it. Particularly in areas such as DE&I, shareholders expect that the work to promote equity and inclusion aligns with the executive pay being set.

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March 14, 2022

Agenda – Not a Blip – Investors Continue to Downvote Pay Plans

Early say-on-pay votes for this year show investors are continuing to be critical of executive compensation packages at S&P 500 companies. Investors want companies to engage with them and consider their concerns about pay and performance alignment, said experts.

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February 28, 2022

WSJ – Tech Giants Turn to a Classic Recruitment Tool: Cash

After years of enticing employees with large stock awards and surging share prices, some technology companies are deploying a time-tested tool: cash.

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February 21, 2022

Financial Times – US Companies Add Environmental and Social Targets to Executive Bonuses

Kevin Johnson, Starbucks’s chief executive, earned a slice of his 2021 bonus by slashing plastic straws and methane emissions – an example of a trend by US companies to add environmental and social targets to bonus packages.

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February 18, 2022

What Happens When Proxy Advisors Say No To Executive Compensation?

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