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Farient Briefings: A New View of Stakeholder Incentives

A New View of Stakeholder Incentives The trend continues for a fourth consecutive year. New Farient research shows the link between corporate performance on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives and executive compensation remains strong. Analyzed are large-, mid-, and small-cap company practices in the U.S. and the linkage between…

Read More > 03.26.2024

Briefs

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A Sign of the Times: Starbucks Drops ‘DEI,’ Favors ‘Talent’

Shareholders overwhelmingly approved Starbucks’ fiscal year 2024 compensation plan in a say-on-pay vote that received 90% yes votes. The 2024 pay program removes explicit diversity and sustainability goals from bonus considerations for top leaders and modifies the equity incentive plan around issues of talent and sustainability. Last…

Read More > 03.26.2024

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Companies Increasingly Tie ESG and Executive Compensation—Pensions & Investments

Despite backlash, companies increased their use of ESG metrics in executive pay last year, according to the findings of this year’s annual report from Farient and our partners in the Global Governance and Executive Compensation (GECN) Group. This held true for companies of all sizes, including large-,…

Read More > 03.25.2024

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A New View of Stakeholder Incentives

A worldwide trend by companies to incorporate stakeholder metrics into executive compensation continues even in the United States where an anti-woke political movement has taken root, according to Farient Advisors’ newly released 2024 Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives: What’s Next? report. Farient—in conjunction with the Global Governance and Executive Compensation…

Read More > 03.20.2024

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What the Future Holds for SEC Rule-Making—Directors & Boards

Under Chair Gary Gensler, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has embarked on an unprecedented streak of rulemaking around issues such as climate, human capital, and executive compensation, all of which will impact boards. In this Q&A with Directors & Boards, Farient ESG Leader Brian Bueno delves into the SEC’s…

Read More > 03.18.2024

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A Match Made in London Adds Depth and Scale to Farient

A desire to expand its geographic reach while providing greater opportunities for staff led Robin A. Ferracone, the founder and CEO of Farient Advisors, to undertake a combination between Farient and Remuneration Associates (Rem.n), located in London. The deal, announced in a March 6…

Read More > 03.12.2024

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Farient Email March

Farient Briefings: A Match Made in London Adds Depth and Scale to Farient

A Match Made in London Adds Depth and Scale to Farient A desire to expand geographic reach while providing greater opportunities for its staff led Robin A. Ferracone, the founder and CEO of Farient Advisors, to undertake a combination between Farient and Remuneration Associates (Rem.n), located in London. The…

Read More > 03.12.2024

Briefs

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SEC Wants to Know How Directors Oversee Climate Risks

After two years of vigorous debate, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 6 approved by a 3-2 vote the nation’s first climate disclosure rules—weaker than what was originally proposed in March 2022. Of note, the SEC dropped a controversial plan to require companies to…

Read More > 03.11.2024

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Farient Advisors Acquires Rem.n

Los Angeles, California, March 6, 2024 – Farient Advisors (Farient), a leading independent executive compensation and corporate governance consultancy, today announced the acquisition of Rem.n (Remuneration Associates), a London-based independent remuneration and governance consulting firm. The acquisition augments Farient’s corporate governance and compensation advisory services to public…

Read More > 03.06.2024

In the News

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Farient Advisors Names Angela Moe Partner

New York, March 5, 2024—Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation, performance, and corporate governance consultancy, today announced the promotion of Angela Moe to partner. Angela joined Farient as an analyst after receiving a BS degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor…

Read More > 03.05.2024

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Farient Briefings: Judge Rules Musk Comp Plan Unfair

Into the Void: Judge Rules Musk Comp Plan Unfair The reversal by a Delaware court of Elon Musk’s 2018 compensation was almost as stunning as its sums and performance measures, which Musk hit or exceeded. The unprecedented $55.6 billion equity package was challenged by a single investor who reportedly owned…

Read More > 02.19.2024

Briefs

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Tesla Case: Questions of Process, Independence

Judicial opinions rarely make for good reading. The Delaware Chancery Court decision rescinding Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $55.6 billion performance-based equity compensation package is an exception. In a 200-page judgment released after the market close on Jan. 30, Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick cited Musk’s “extensive ties”…

Read More > 02.19.2024

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