Wall Street

17 August, 2018

US chief executive pay surges 17.6%

Chief executive pay in the US has surged significantly, growing by 17.6% from 2016–17, according to figures from a think-tank. The rise takes the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio to 312 to 1, risi...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

25 July, 2018

When doing good garners bad press

In 2016, US companies donated a total of $18.6bn to charity. That s...
Shell

16 May, 2018

Investor representative pushes for vote against Shell remuneration

A key shareholder advisory firm has called on investors to vote against Royal Dutch Shell’s 2017 remuneration report, containing details of chief executive Ben van Beurden’s €9m (£7.9m) pay. ...

5 April, 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell investigated by WPP over alleged misconduct

An investigation has been launched against WPP founder and CEO Sir Martin Sorrell following an allegation of “personal misconduct”. A terse statement to the stock exchange states that independe...
Stewardship, investment, institutional investors

14 March, 2018

The promises and limitations of institutional investors

In January 2018, Jeff Fairburn, CEO of FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon, was awarded a
ING, ING bank

13 March, 2018

ING banking group scraps pay rise for CEO after public outcry

Dutch banking group ING has withdrawn plans to give its chief executive a 50% pay rise because of opposition from customers, employees and other stakeholders, including the minister of finance. “...
Persimmon

23 February, 2018

Persimmon’s mega executive payouts curbed by 50%

Mega payouts lined up for Persimmon executives due to an unfettered bonus scheme have been reined in, the housebuilder has confirmed. After drawing criticism from a range of quarters for the scheme...
Pay inequality, remuneration, executive pay, performance pay, executive rewards

22 February, 2018

Why modesty is king when it comes to CEO remuneration

Vlerick Business School has developed a “rich” database, fed every year with data on all aspects of CEO remuneration (for example, remunerati...