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Pensions & Investments- Companies are committing to net-zero emissions and diversity

A separate report released Thursday by Farient Advisors, an independent compensation and corporate governance consulting firm, found that 2 out of 3 companies around the world tied executive compensation to stakeholders' ESG interests in 2020.

Read More > 12.19.2020

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Agenda: Diversity Incentive Metrics — Often Vague — Proliferate

Diversity and inclusion are likely to become more prominent components of compensation as a result of the social unrest and heightened focus on racial equity in the corporate environment that has occurred this year, according to Dayna Harris, partner at Farient Advisors.

Read More > 12.15.2020

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Agenda: Talent Demand, Pandemic May Drive Comp Higher in Health Care

Dayna Harris and Marc Hodak, partners at Farient Advisors, agree that pay in the health care industry for 2020 will vary based on which part of the industry they operate in. They mentioned that many companies have been “set back financially due to Covid,” particularly those that had to cut back on elective procedures, and the costs associated with safety measures for employees and patients.

Read More > 12.02.2020

Newsletters

November 2020: Executive Pay Amidst Rising ESG Concerns: Communicating with Investors

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Read More > 11.27.2020

Briefs

The Evolving Role of the Compensation Committee: It’s More than Pay

By Robin Ferracone and Dayna Harris No one will argue that 2020 has been an extraordinary year. From multiple months of COVID-19, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ahmaud Arbery in South Georgia, among others, human capital management and most notably diversity, inclusion, and equitable…

Read More > 11.23.2020

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Agenda: What a Biden Win Means for Comp Committees

Robin Ferracone, founder and CEO of compensation consultancy Farient Advisors, agrees that a Biden administration would certainly equate to changes in the tax code.

Read More > 11.02.2020

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Agenda: ‘Excessive Personal Payday’ – Payouts Raise Hackles

Until two years ago, Noble shareholders had historically shown overwhelming approval for the company’s annual say-on-pay proposals, with between 89% and 98% voting in support from the years 2011 to 2018, according to Farient Advisors’ Say on Pay Tracker

Read More > 10.28.2020

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Wall Street Journal: Bonuses before bankruptcy: Companies doled out millions to executives before filing for Chapter 11

Since the pandemic took hold in March, at least 18 large companies have rewarded executives with six- and seven-figure payouts before asking bankruptcy courts to shield them from landlords, suppliers and other creditors while they restructured, the Post review found. They collectively meted out more than $135 million, documents show, while listing $79 billion in debts.

Read More > 10.28.2020

Newsletters

October 2020: Farient Expands Its Suite of Interactive Pay Tracker Tools

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Read More > 10.27.2020

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Wall Street Journal: Shale Companies Had Lousy Returns. Their CEOs Got Paid Anyway

The leaders of U.S. shale companies received some of the largest executive pay increases in corporate America, even as their shareholders lost billions of dollars, a Wall Street Journal analysis has found.

Read More > 10.02.2020

Newsletters

September 2020: How Much Are CEOs Really Making? Introducing the CEO Wealth Tracker™

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Read More > 09.27.2020

In the News

FEI Daily – The Push and Pull of Executive Bonuses and Bankruptcy

Nothing makes media headlines faster than jaw-dropping executive incentive payouts and/or retention bonuses paid prior to a company’s bankruptcy filing. Within this context, the impact of COVID-19 has been uneven across sectors and has contributed to poor performance across various industries.

Read More > 09.17.2020

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