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1 July, 2021

Executive remuneration models ‘do not describe how pay is actually set’

New research suggests there is more going on under the surface of chief executive pay deals than is commonly understood. One of the most significant findings is that CEOs are less concerned by the ove...
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8 June, 2021

UK and EU companies lead the US on ESG targets in pay deals

When it comes to building environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into executive pay deals, UK and EU companies appear to be well ahead of their US counterparts. A survey reveals that a ...
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20 May, 2021

Taming the tiger: how investors are tackling inflation in executive pay

The two standard academic approaches to executive pay are optimal contracting theory, which has it roots in Jensen and Meckling's 1976 paper on managerial behaviour and agency costs, and the manageria...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...