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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…

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

ESG Spotlights

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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Reuters – Analysis: Elon Musk deals Twitter a wild card as shareholders seek reforms

(Reuters) – Elon Musk, Twitter’s newest big shareholder, could alter the course of the social media company as management battles a set of proxy proposals focused on topics from civil rights to politics at its upcoming annual meeting, shareholder activists and corporate governance experts said. Whatever the outcome of Musk’s…

Read More > 04.25.2022


Distilling The SEC’s Landmark Climate Disclosure Proposal

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued its much-anticipated proposed climate disclosure rules that would require public companies in financial statements to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, exposure to climate risks, and climate-related metrics. The new rules are a significant step forward in standardizing public disclosures on environmental measures.

Read More > 04.13.2022

ESG Spotlights

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Five-Year ESG LTI Award Tied to Performance Goals

  Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) is a leading global water technology company with 2021 revenue of $5.2 billion and some 17,300 employees worldwide. Xylem designs, manufactures, and services highly engineered products and solutions across a wide variety of critical applications, primarily in the water sector and also in energy. In its…

Read More > 04.11.2022

ESG Spotlights

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2022 Farient Global Research Shows Different Measures of Stakeholder Value

Resources are dwindling. From the inadvertent to the deliberate exploitation of climate, people, and the law, business globally is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Around the world, investors are pressuring boards and management for greater accountability. Meanwhile, other stakeholders, including employees and the communities in which businesses operate, are demanding that…

Read More > 03.31.2022

ESG Spotlights

New Modifier Fits the ESG Bill

Though Aflac has had a board sustainability committee since 2012, the insurer had not tied sustainability goals to its compensation plan until 2021 and, specifically, not until after shareholders expressed their desire to have ESG goals tied to business strategy and compensation. In 2021, Aflac introduced an ESG modifier…

Read More > 03.31.2022

ESG Spotlights

Path to a Sustainable Future Detailed

Dow continues to raise the bar on sustainability and environmental goals since it published its first Sustainability Report in 2003. In 2020, Dow built on its 2025 sustainability goals by announcing its intent to be carbon neutral by 2050 and requiring 100% of Dow products sold into packaging applications…

Read More > 03.30.2022

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Environmental Metrics Enhance 2022 Short-term Incentive Plan

  NRG Energy’s 2021 annual incentive plan (AIP) was designed to compensate its named executive officers (NEOs) for meeting annual individual and company financial and non-financial goals. In terms of ESG-based metrics, 10% of the AIP award was tied to its “customer focus index,” which measures the satisfaction of…

Read More > 03.30.2022

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Shopping Center REIT Introduces ESG Scorecard with Few Specifics

  Regency Centers Corp. (NASDAQ:REG) is one of the largest developers and operators of upscale open-air shopping centers with grocery stores as anchor tenants in the United States. As of the end of 2021, the real estate investment trust (REIT) owned 405 properties comprising 51.2 million square…

Read More > 03.30.2022

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Farient Advisors Announces Appointment of Brian Bueno as ESG Leader

Farient Advisors (Farient), a leading independent executive compensation, performance and corporate governance consultancy, today announced the appointment of Brian Bueno as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Leader. This appointment comes as investors increasingly push boards to incorporate ESG metrics and goals into executive pay plans, as new research from…

Read More > 03.29.2022

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