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Understanding Option Values in Realizable Pay Calculations

September 13, 2019

Realizable pay is often cited in the governance community as an excellent gauge of pay for performance alignment. Ideally, if a company is performing well, realizable pay will be greater than disclosed pay. And if a company is performing poorly, realizable pay will be lower than disclosed pay.


The Highest-Paid CEO by U.S. State in 2018

July 31, 2019

Since the passage of Say on Pay in 2010, CEO compensation has been under the public eye and shareholder attention like never before.


Equilar CEO Tracker: Q2 2019 Update

July 23, 2019

Equilar 500 companies have announced 42 CEO departures in 2019. This compares to a total of 80 CEO departures in all of 2018.


DTE Energy CEO Realized More Than $120 Million During Tenure

June 24, 2019

DTE Energy Company announced the transition of CEO and Chairman Gerard M. Anderson to Executive Chairman, effective July 1, 2019.


How Do Recent IPOs Fare on Boardroom Diversity?

June 11, 2019

A new Equilar study revealed that the average representation of women on boards at 161 companies that went public in 2018 was 13.6%—an increase from 11.4% representation from IPOs in 2017.


LabCorp CEO Has Earned Over $170 Million During Tenure

June 6, 2019

LabCorp announced that CEO David King will retire in October 2019. According to an Equilar analysis, King earned over $170 million during his tenure and is the 32nd CEO departure of 2019.


Steven Temares Earned Over $170 Million as Bed Bath & Beyond CEO

April 13, 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Steven Temares, effective immediately, according to The Wall Street Journal.


Equilar CEO Tracker: Q1 2019 Update

April 10, 2019

The Equilar CEO Tracker is a quarterly update that uncovers transition information as well as lifetime compensation figures for CEOs departing Equilar 500 companies...


Stop Talking About a Board Refresh and Make It Happen—Like Forrester

April 3, 2019

The business world looks almost nothing like it did a decade ago. Every business is digital. Businesses today exist without walls and without borders...


Equilar and CalPERS Collaborate on Exclusive Five-Year P4P Analysis

April 3, 2019

Equilar in collaboration with CalPERS has introduced an exclusive custom five-year quantitative analysis that compares total CEO realizable pay and total stock performance relative to a company’s peers...


Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan Made Over $150 Million

March 28, 2019

Wells Fargo announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer and President, Timothy Sloan, effective immediately...


Shell to Link Executive Compensation to Carbon Emission Targets

March 25, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell announced in December that following its shareholder meeting, it would begin linking compensation for executives to carbon emission targets...


Shareholder Proposals: Making Voices Heard

February 15, 2019

The financial crisis of 2008 forced the realization that the consequences of violating basic economic principles, identified by George Schultz as a lack of accountability, lack of trust, and incompetence, could no longer be ignored...


Colgate-Palmolive and C.H. Robinson Announce CEO Departures

February 12, 2019

On February 11th, both Colgate-Palmolive and C.H. Robinson announced that their current CEOs—Ian Cook and John Wiehoff, respectively...


Cognizant CEO Realized Nearly $200 Million During Tenure

February 08, 2019

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) recently announced that Francisco D’Souza would be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer...


Understanding CEO Compensation in Relation to Say on Pay

February 04, 2019

In response to the 2008 financial crisis, U.S. legislation was passed in the form of the Dodd-Frank Act to bring some changes in the corporate environment....


Industry Stands Out as the Most Popular Peer Group Criterion

January 21, 2019

Regarding the process of benchmarking executive compensation, the SEC has detailed requirements for companies to disclose their peer group companies with appropriate justification...


PG&E CEO Resigns Amidst Wildfire as Bankruptcy Looms

January 16, 2019

Geisha Williams has stepped down as CEO of PG&E amidst wildfire and looming bankruptcy....


Gender Diversity in Boardrooms, by U.S. Region

January 15, 2019

Under SB-826, California became the first state to pass legislation to require that publicly traded companies have at least one woman on their board...


CEO Pay Trends Around the Globe

December 21, 2018

Since the passage of Say on Pay under the Dodd-Frank Act in July 2010, greater attention has been paid to executive compensation in an effort to bring transparency and oversight to the total compensation of executives of U.S. public companies...


Boardrooms Without Female Representation

December 3, 2018

A new Equilar study examined the prevalence of all male boards in the Russell 3000 index. The study revealed that since 2000, 344 companies have not had a female on their board...


How Prevalent Are CFOs on Public Boards?

November 19, 2018

A large part of corporate governance is ensuring that management and shareholders are kept abreast of the financial decisions of the company...


The Effects of CEO Ownership on Shareholder Return

October 22, 2018

As Amazon and Apple hit the $1 trillion valuation mark, there has been some speculation as to which company will be next...


Moonves Earned Over $1 Billion at CBS Since 2006

October 1, 2018

CBS recently announced that Leslie Moonves would be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the company effective immediately...


How Common is a Female CEO-CFO Duo?

September 21, 2018

General Motors (GM) recently appointed Dhivya Suryadevara as its Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1st. The news made many headlines because...


Shedding Light on Diversity-Based Shareholder Proposals

September 21, 2018

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) proposals voice shareholder concerns about topics including, but not limited to, climate change disclosure, lobbying and political campaign...


Intuit CEO Has Earned Over $171 Million During 11-Year Tenure

September 11, 2018

Last week, Intuit announced that its Chief Executive Officer , Brad Smith, will resign after 11 years at the helm of the company on January 1, 2019, according to the company's latest press release...


Agenda Features BoardEdge as Leading Board Recruiting Solution

August 28, 2018

Access to reliable, accurate data that explains how executives and board members are connected...


Making the Transition From CFO to CEO

August 22, 2018

For companies with an established pattern of growth, the SEC requires the position of chief financial officer (CFO) to be disclosed as a top five executive...


Netflix CFO Has Received More Than $23 Million During Tenure

August 14, 2018

Netflix CFO David Wells announced on Monday that he would be stepping down once the company announces his successor, as reported by CNBC...


Gender Quotas in California Boardrooms May Pave Way for Diversity

August 14, 2018

By August 31, 2018, California could become the first state in the nation to mandate publicly held companies that base their operations...


Pepsi Names Nooyi's Successor in Latest Planned CEO Departure

August 13, 2018

Last week, Pepsi announced CEO Indra Nooyi will step down from the chief executive post following 12 years of service, CNBC reported...


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