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...
gender gap

28 October, 2020

Executive gender pay gap diminishes over time—but doesn’t disappear

Gender pay gaps diminish over time as employers learn more about their newly appointed executives. The bad news is that improved knowledge does not remove the executive gender pay gap entirely. Tho...

11 August, 2020

Shareholders happier with CEO pay levels

Shareholders appear to be happier with chief executive pay levels. Evidence collected by close observers reveals that the number of FTSE 100 companies seeing a shareholder revolt—a vote of less than...
chief executive, CEO

10 August, 2020

S&P prefers its CEOs to be insiders

Corporate mandarins often claim they trawl the world for new chief executives, recruiting the best from a single pool of talent. Evidence from the US suggests this is not the case and boards more ofte...
UK sterling coins

7 May, 2020

Quarter of FTSE 100 companies cut executive pay

New analysis reveals just how significant the role of executive pay has been in the corporate response to the Covid-19 crisis. Analysis by
social gap caused by inequality

27 April, 2020

Social factors ‘now key to good corporate governance’ says ICGN

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed social failings and inequalities that has prompted the elevation of “social factors” to a new level of importance in corporate governance, according to a group r...
executive pay

16 April, 2020

Asset managers urge restraint on executive pay during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed executive pay back on the agenda of asset managers and they in turn are issuing fresh warnings to boards. This week saw two investment managers make a point of highlig...
businessman in a maze

9 April, 2020

Investors ‘expect boards to take a long-term view’ amid crisis

Investors expect boards to focus on a “long-term” approach to coping with the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis, according to guidance from one of the largest groups of asset managers in the ...
shareholder vote, shareholder dissent

3 February, 2020

CEO pay and director re-elections named top issues for shareholder dissent

Executive pay and reappointment of directors were the leading issues for shareholder dissent last year, according to new research. Proxy advisers