Coins in a pile

2 July, 2021

Boardroom pay revolts are on the rise as investors seek restraint

Shareholder revolts over pay are on the rise. Figures from the Public Register of sh...
Piles of coins with plants in ascending order

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 ...
AGM season via remote technology

13 April, 2021

AGM season will see focus on reporting, remuneration and communication

This year’s AGM season is fixed firmly in the context of a world still reeling from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic impact of successive lockdowns.
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...
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...
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...
Dollars on financial/audit report

26 June, 2020

Top US CEO pay falls 53% as pandemic and investor pressure continues

Chief executives among the top 50 US firms have been shouldering some of the financial pain of the pandemic with large cuts to their pay. A report from governance data provider GC Analytics shows t...
collaboration, covid

3 April, 2020

Collaboration is key for the challenging AGM season ahead

The changing corporate landscape continues to make the AGM season an uncertain time. Investors are more courageous and more likely to vote against boards on a range of issues. This season boards ar...
boardroom executives, boardroom conflict, board members

31 January, 2020

Investor focus on results and remuneration ‘creating friction’ with boards

Executive pay and and short-term results are dominating conversations between investors and company boards, instead of discussions focused on long-term strategic issues, according to the head of an in...
Executive pay, remuneration, high pay, ethics

6 January, 2020

FTSE 100 CEOs ‘earn average worker’s annual salary in three days’

It’s New Year and one of the first governance issues to emerge is executive pay. Think tank the High Pay Centre and the CIPD, a professional body for HR specialists, calculate that the “typical”...