CSO with green tie and leaf in his top pocket

17 March, 2021

Linking pay to ESG targets ‘could have unintended consequences’

The inclusion of ESG targets into executive pay may be happening at high speed but it comes with a warning: it may prove "no panacea" and produce “unintended consequences”. A new study from Lon...
Sign on closed shop

1 March, 2021

Furlough cash adds to ethical dilemmas around executive pay

Pay is in the news again. This time boards have been warned that pay should not be excessive, especially if their companies have received pandemic furlough money that has not been paid back. The ethic...
CEO facing performance-related pay target

8 January, 2021

CEO pay incentives reflect board priorities—and its still shareholder returns

Board Agenda readers will have noticed the growing criticism in recent times of the doctrine of shareholder primacy, and the promotion of alternative philosophies based on concepts such as "p...
FTSE index sign

6 January, 2021

CEO pay: FTSE 100 bosses earn median annual wage in 34 hours

Today is the day the average FTSE 100 chief executive will have earned as much as a worker on median pay makes in a year. In fact the
Employees sitting on differing piles of coins

18 December, 2020

Pay ratio reports: boards challenged to reveal how they will use data

The High Pay Centre has urged boards to explain how they will use the information gathered for pay ratio reports and renewed calls for legislation to introduce workers on boards. Researchers from t...
CEOs standing on equal pay piles

25 November, 2020

Decrease in CEO pay variation blamed on ‘reciprocal benchmarking’

Attention around executive remuneration is usually focused on rocketing pay deals. Now researchers have unearthed a new phenomenon in the US: a dramatic fall in variation. Academics from the Nether...
Uber sign on the New York Stock Exchange

16 September, 2020

Vanguard takes big names to task over pay and climate policies

The world’s second largest asset manager has, for the first time, gone public on the companies it is engaging with and the issues at the top of its agenda. In an
A pile of hundred dollar bills

21 August, 2020

Average US CEO pay increases to $21.3m

While remuneration may be flat for chief executives in the FTSE 100, their colleagues in the US continue to see stellar rises in their pay packets. A new study reveals that average US CEO pay in th...

14 August, 2020

Governance week: Covid business models, CEO pay, CSR, McDonald’s scandal

Covid-19 is bringing permanent change to the business world with big implications for models and governance, according to reports out this week. Let’s start with PwC, the professional services fi...
CEO in face mask

5 August, 2020

Covid-19: cuts to executive pay ‘mainly superficial or short term’

Despite widespread reports of Covid-19 prompting a rethink on executive pay, fresh research suggests the pandemic has had only a passing effect. A new report concludes that only 36 companies in the...