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Tech CEOs Could See Pay Drop This Year—Agenda

The headwinds battering the tech sector are spreading to other industries. High-profile CEOs are taking big pay cuts amid staff layoffs. How will this impact 2023 proxy season? In this Agenda article, Farient’s Marc Hodak offers his view. Read more  …

Read More > 01.30.2023

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CEO Wealth Dropped 20% Last Year — Here’s Who Lost the Most—Agenda

With market turmoil over the past year depressing equity values and impacting equity-based CEO pay, boards may consider revisiting compensation plans with an eye on retaining chief executives. Not surprising, shareholders who have also seen a decline in the value of their shares may be inclined to object to any…

Read More > 01.27.2023

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NACD BoardTalk – Leading Directors and Experts Reflect on 2022, Discuss Top Business Trends to Come

2023 has the potential to be an economically turbulent year—and compensation committees need to be prepared for anything. At NACD’s “Leading Minds of Governance” program in December, board members and top governance experts, including Farient’s Dayna Harris, discussed how compensation committees can put the right pay program in place…

Read More > 01.24.2023


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Executive Compensation: An Analysis Identifies ESG Leaders and Laggards

Understanding what distinguishes corporate leaders from laggards in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) realm provides important guidance on emerging best practices for boards. In this fast-moving arena, Farient Advisors identified a small group of companies who stand out as leaders in incorporating stakeholder measures into their executive compensation plans.

Read More > 01.19.2023

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Investors’ resolve to forge ahead with ESG goals deepens for 2023—Pensions & Investments

Increased economic uncertainty and an anti-ESG backlash in 2022 has not led to investors demanding less action on stakeholder issues like climate, diversity, equity and inclusion, and human capital. In this article in Pensions & Investments, Farient’s ESG Leader Brian Bueno, citing data from our recent report…

Read More > 01.11.2023

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Last Stop: 19,341 Feet

There is a running joke among people who know me: Don’t invite me on a trip unless you are serious. I will call the airline within five minutes of the discussion, navigate hotels, and highlight the top 10 things to do anywhere in the world. So, in July of…

Read More > 01.10.2023

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Welcome to 2023: ESG & employees still win even in economic uncertainty—Reuters

Even amid economic uncertainty, stakeholder issues remain paramount for businesses. In this Reuters article, which reports five major ESG trends for the year ahead, Farient ESG Leader Brian Bueno is quoted on the rising importance of the “S” in ESG: the emphasis on social issues like worker wellbeing, pay equity…

Read More > 01.04.2023

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More Companies Link Executive Pay to ESG Measures, Survey Finds—Corporate Secretary

The use of stakeholder metrics in executive compensation by companies worldwide increased, according to our report, 2023 Global Trends in Stakeholder Incentives: The Staying Power of ESG. What are the latest trends and how are stakeholder issues being addressed by boards in pay packages? In this interview with Corporate Secretary, Farient’s ESG…

Read More > 01.03.2023


Tracking CEO Wealth—Who’s Up, Who’s Down

Tracking CEO Wealth—Who’s Up, Who’s Down An analysis by Farient Advisors of the S&P 500 examined how stock valuations from January 1, 2022, through the market close on December 15, 2022, impacted the value of shares owned by CEOs. With one notable exception, there was…

Read More > 12.21.2022


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Tracking CEO Wealth—Who’s Up, Who’s Down

As the stock market goes so goes CEO wealth. A large part of a CEOs’ personal wealth is typically tied to the stock prices of the companies they lead. Thus, the value of CEO-owned stock across the S&P 500—down nearly 20% year to date—has mostly taken a beating. An analysis…

Read More > 12.20.2022

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How to pay executives in the age of stakeholder capitalism – Financial Times

Investor opposition to high executive pay is not just grumbling. This feature from the Financial Times cites Farient research showing that midway through the 2022 proxy season Say-on-Pay votes failing to garner 70% company support had risen to 9.3%, up from just 3.6% in 2015. Looking at current data (accessible…

Read More > 12.15.2022


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Farient Briefings: Six Steps for Adhering to the SEC’s New Clawback Rule

Farient Briefings Six Steps for Adhering to the SEC’s New Clawback Rule A new SEC rule that toughens the clawback of executive pay deemed to have been awarded under false, misleading, or mistaken circumstances that results in a financial restatement goes into effect in…

Read More > 12.07.2022

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