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June 26, 2014 What Drives Nonprofit Executive Compensation?

Source: NPO

When it comes to attracting and retaining talented leaders, the setting of executive compensation packages has posed continuing challenges to nonprofits since the 1980s. These challenges relate to the professionalization of the...

June 25, 2014 The CEO aristocracy: Big bucks for the big boss

Source: Washington Post

We’ve created a new economic aristocracy in the United States: CEOs. That’s a fair reading of recent corporate pay surveys. A study by compensation consultant Equilar for the New York Times finds that Charif Souki of Cheniere...

June 23, 2014 Investors speaking up on executive-compensation packages

Source: The Seattle Times

By many measures, executive pay continues to rise, especially among the largest public companies. But the dynamics between public-company boards and their shareholders have clearly changed, and performance outcomes are sometimes...

June 19, 2014 Has Coca-Cola Forged a New Path in Executive Pay? - video

Source: Bloomberg

Stanford professor Allan McCall and David Winters, founder at Wintergreen Advisers, evaluate the executive compensation plan at Coca-Cola, how the stock portion of the package differs from other major corporations and why it may...

June 18, 2014 The More A Company Pays Its CEO, The Worse Its Shareholders Do

Source: Think Progress

The companies that pay their chief executives the most see the worst results for shareholders, according to a new study, with an average annual shareholder loss of $1.4 billion at the companies with the highest CEO pay.

June 12, 2014 Financial executive compensation takes a turn for the better

Source: efinancial careers

If you’re a CFO, controller or VP of finance, the job market is looking as good as it has in years. Job openings and pay for non-banking finance executives are both on the rise. The average salary for financial executives at...

June 10, 2014 Shareholder Activism Shops at Walmart

Source: Forbes

Reading through published documents and speaking with several institutional shareholders one can experience two perspectives far enough away from each other that one might believe they operate in isolated corners of the universe....

June 9, 2014 An Elusive Jackpot - Riches Come to Women as C.E.O.s, but Few Get There

Source: NY Times

If you were Marissa Mayer of Yahoo, making nearly $25 million for one year’s worth of work — not to mention getting $50,000 in company-paid personal security — the gender pay gap would probably not be a major concern. Women...

June 6, 2014 Walmart’s Executive Bonuses Have Cost Taxpayers $104 Million Since 2009

Source: Think Progress

Since 2009, Walmart has ducked $104 million in taxes by exploiting a tax loophole around bonus payments to just eight top executives, according to a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Americans for Tax...

June 3, 2014 Staples Shareholders Vote Against Executive-Compensation Plan

Source: Bloomberg

Staples Inc. (SPLS) investors rejected the office-supply chain’s executive-pay program in an advisory vote, joining a wave of shareholders criticizing compensation levels at U.S. corporations. At the company’s annual meeting...

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