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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...
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...
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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
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”...
remuneration, remco, pay, CEO pay, employee pay

19 August, 2019

FTSE 100 CEO pay falls as investors retain focus on remuneration policy

Median chief executive pay has fallen in the FTSE 100, according to new figures. Research from Deloitte claims median pay dropped from £4m to £3.4m in 2018, while the number of companies facing l...
executive pay

27 April, 2018

Weir Group’s pay reforms could be ‘model for other companies’

The introduction of long-term share-based incentives for executives at Weir Group, one of the UK's largest engineering outfits, "could be a model for other companies", according to the chairman of the...
Statoil, Troll A oil platform

13 April, 2018

Norway’s oil fund backs closure of LTIPs at Weir

Norway's state pension fund, the world's largest sovereign fund, has backed moves by UK engineering group Weir to drop long-term incentive plans (LTIPs) for executives. The
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...