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Interview: Powering Business Away From Climate Risk

Recently, Farient Partner Dayna Harris had a chance to participate on a National Association of Corporate Directors’ (NACD) Climate Risk panel with Britt Ide. Britt is on the boards of NorthWestern Energy.

Read More > 12.07.2021

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November 2021: Beyond the Headlines – Executive Pay in the Pandemic Year

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Read More > 11.27.2021

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Beyond the Headlines – Executive Pay in the Pandemic Year

Executive Summary 2020 was a strong year for investors, following very robust equity returns in 2019 Compensation decisions are made early in the fiscal year. For 2020 this meant compensation decisions were made prior to understanding the impact of COVID-19 Because short-term incentive (STI) plans are awarded for past performance,…

Read More > 11.16.2021

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Agenda – Executive Pay Growth Slowed Last Year

Chief executives at S&P 1500 companies experienced sluggish pay growth last year as businesses grappled with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Still, the wage gap between leadership and workers showed growth by the largest margin in the past three years, according to a recent report. Overall, compensation experts such…

Read More > 11.10.2021

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Financial Times – Navigating the Bumpy Road to Net Zero

Salesforce, the cloud-computing company, announced in September that it had reached net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, even when counting its customers’ energy use. Board composition is critical to making progress, says Richard “RJ” Bannister, chief operating officer at Farient Advisors, a corporate governance consultancy in  the Financial Times article, “Navigating the…

Read More > 11.03.2021

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October 2021: SEC Proposes New Dodd Frank Rule

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Read More > 10.27.2021

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September 2021: Getting Ready for The Next Chapter for Compensation Committees

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Read More > 09.27.2021

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August 2021: Did COVID Disrupt Executive Pay Programs?

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Read More > 08.27.2021

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2021 And Beyond: Global Trends In Stakeholder Incentives

Nothing has changed the way we think about stakeholder interests more than the COVID-19 pandemic. People, governments and commercial enterprises across North America, Asia, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and Africa have been challenged by uncertainty on both the financial and social levels. To that end, this year’s…

Read More > 06.30.2021

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June 2021: Proxy Season Brings Unprecedented Change

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Read More > 06.27.2021

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May 2021: In the Year of the Stakeholder: A Closer Look on Say at Pay Votes

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Read More > 05.27.2021

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Agenda – In a SPAC-Driven World, How Much Is a Board Seat Worth?

Special purpose acquisition corporations (SPACs), also known as “blank check companies,” are non-operating publicly traded entities, created for the sole purpose of raising capital to finance the acquisition of an existing, privately held company that intends to go public. SPACs are a relatively inexpensive and expeditious way for such companies…

Read More > 05.11.2021

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