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Summer Escapes

August is a popular month to leave work behind for more leisurely pursuits. With that in mind, we bring you our second annual roundup of what to read, watch, and listen to. This list is based mostly on recommendations from our Farient colleagues. It aims to be neither comprehensive nor…

Read More > 07.26.2023

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Reviewing the 2023 Proxy Season—Corporate Secretary

Two big trends have stood out this proxy season: a decline in shareholder support for ESG proposals and increased investor support for companies in Say on Pay votes. But rather than signaling investor retreat on holding companies to account, these may be a consequence of companies going in the right…

Read More > 07.12.2023

Briefs

Jarret Sues Joins Farient as Partner

Jarret Sues Joins Farient as Partner Farient Advisors appointed Jarret Sues Partner, bringing his nearly two decades of compensation consulting experience to the firm’s growing team of high-caliber professionals. In his new role, Sues will provide clients with advisory services on the design, execution, and communication of…

Read More > 07.11.2023

Briefs

Compensation Expert Jarret Sues Joins Farient Advisors as Partner

New York, June 30, 2023—Farient Advisors, a leading independent executive compensation, performance, and corporate governance consultancy, today announced the appointment of Jarret Sues as partner. Sues brings nearly two decades of compensation consulting experience to Farient’s growing team of high-caliber professionals. In his new…

Read More > 06.30.2023

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Rampant Uncertainty as Comp Committees Take More Hits—Agenda

Comp Committees are struggling to keep up with a growing workload, says this Agenda article. But why? Farient Partner Marc Hodak offers one observed trend that accounts for a greater burden: more companies are enhancing oversight of human capital issues like talent and HR. This has led…

Read More > 06.26.2023

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Exec Docked $200K Over Deleted Text Messages—Agenda

Clawbacks of executive pay over impropriety remain rare – and companies often are reluctant to disclose them outside the legally mandated end-of-year proxy. Not so with the recent clawback of the CMO’s pay at Church & Dwight, which was disclosed proactively to investors almost immediately. In this Agenda article, Farient…

Read More > 06.26.2023

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ESG support falters this proxy season—Pensions & Investments

2023 proxy season has seen some notable trends, including a decline in investor support for ESG related shareholder proposals, and an uptick in investor support in Say on Pay votes. In this article for Pensions & Investments, Farient Partner Marc Hodak weighs in on both these trends, discussing how investors…

Read More > 06.26.2023

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Executive at Arm & Hammer Maker Is Docked $200,000 Over Deleted Texts—Wall Street Journal

Clawing back executive pay over misconduct is rare and when it does happen it is typically disclosed at the end-of-year proxy statement as legally required. Not so with recent action by Church & Dwight, according to this Wall Street Journal article quoting Farient founder and CEO Robin…

Read More > 06.22.2023

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While fights rage over big brands like Bud Light and Target, other companies improve LGBTQ+ representation from the inside—Insider

Recent backlash around corporate efforts to boost diversity, equity, and inclusion, and around LGBTQ+ issues in particular, have been met in some cases with company unwillingness to talk about hot-button issues. But according to Farient’s ESG Leader Brian Bueno, interviewed for this Insider article, that doesn’t necessarily mean companies are…

Read More > 06.22.2023

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‘Sanity Check’: Boards Investigate Peers’ PvP Disclosures—Agenda

The first wave of companies disclosing pay versus performance (PvP) has sparked efforts by consultants to compare what their clients did with firms known for strong governance standards, says this article in Agenda. But Marc Hodak, Partner at Farient Advisors, cautions against reading too much into the PvP disclosures until…

Read More > 06.20.2023

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Advocates Employ Tech to Back Sputtering ESG Push—Agenda

Advocates Employ Tech to Back Sputtering ESG Push—Agenda New data shows declining shareholder support for proposals related to environmental, social and governance issues, according to Farient data cited in this Agenda article, “Advocates Employ Tech to Back Sputtering ESG Push.” But that doesn’t mean this ESG push…

Read More > 06.20.2023

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Stock Exchanges Delay Effective Date of Dodd-Frank Clawback Rules—Reuters

Stock Exchanges Delay Effective Date of Dodd-Frank Clawback Rules—Reuters The new SEC clawing back rules regarding executive pay awarded due to financial misstatements have been in the news again, due to Nasdaq and the NYSE delaying the compliance deadline. But companies continue asking important questions about the changes – and…

Read More > 06.20.2023

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