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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 closely examine 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…

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

View Farient’s exclusive analysis in our Comp & Gov Spotlight newsletter: Investor Dissatisfaction On Executive Pay Continues to Rise This Proxy Season Tweet…

Read More > 07.06.2022

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Agenda – Director Support Drops After So-So Say-on-Pay Votes

Investors who repeatedly express dissatisfaction over pay-for-performance alignment are beginning to vote against directors, according to this article in Agenda which cites Farient data and Eric Hoffmann, who leads the Farient Information Services and the Data Analytics Team (DAT). The likelihood of investors turning against directors increases dramatically after…

Read More > 06.28.2022


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Investor Dissatisfaction on Executive Pay Continues to Rise This Proxy Season

With more investors voting “no” on Say on Pay (SOP) than ever before… The number of large-cap companies that have received votes of 70 percent or below is on track to be the largest since SOP was implemented in 2011. In this Farient Brief, Eric Hoffmann analyzes the state of…

Read More > 06.27.2022

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Financial Times – US investors rebel against high executive pay

This year’s proxy season has seen a significant decline in support for compensation packages in Say on Pay votes, highlighting investor dissatisfaction with record high executive pay in the U.S. This Financial Times article, which uses Farient data to explore the trend, discusses the reasons for and implications of…

Read More > 06.06.2022

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S&P Global – Why Voluntary CEO Pay Cuts, While Largely Symbolic, Matter in ESG Context

CEOs and management teams at dozens of companies around the world are taking voluntary pay cuts as their companies lay off workers to cope with the revenue hit from the coronavirus pandemic.

Read More > 06.03.2022

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Bloomberg – Amazon Shareholders Narrowly Approve Pay Plans for Executives

In spite of being urged to vote “no” on CEO Andy Jassy’s pay package, Amazon’s shareholders narrowly approved it in a Say on Pay vote. In this Bloomberg article, data from the Farient Advisors Say on Pay Tracker™ is cited to help put this story into context as…

Read More > 05.31.2022


May 2022: The Latest in Comp & Gov

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Read More > 05.27.2022

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Agenda – How Companies Worldwide Are Tying ESG to Pay

Companies around the world are increasingly tying executive compensation to environmental, social and governance goals, a trend documented by the latest Farient/Global Governance and Executive Compensation (GECN) Group research, “2022 and Beyond: Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives.” In this interview with Agenda, Farient’s ESG Leader, Brian Bueno, and Leader,…

Read More > 05.25.2022

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Agenda – Climate Disclosure May Encourage Executive Pay Tied to ESG

The recent Securities and Exchange Commission proposal requiring companies to make climate disclosure in official filings may impact boards’ decision-making regarding tying executive pay to environmental, social and governance metrics, according to some compensation experts. Many companies in the U.S. and Europe are already linking greenhouse gas emissions reductions to…

Read More > 04.29.2022

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Bottom-up Approach to Worker Safety Determines Executive Awards

CF Industries (NYSE: CF), the world’s largest ammonia producer, includes multiple environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics in its short-term incentive plan (STIP ) covering all NEOs per its proxy released in March of 2022. CF Industries bases its STIP ESG metrics on an environmental metric,…

Read More > 04.28.2022

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