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December 4, 2018 Shell is first energy company to link executive pay and carbon emissions

Source: CNN

The Anglo-Dutch energy firm said Monday that it will establish short-term carbon emissions targets starting in 2020 after coming under pressure from investors. In an industry first, it plans to link executive pay to hitting the...

November 27, 2018 Four top Oracle execs’ total compensation tops $400 million

Source: NH Business Review

A large portion of Oracle Corp.’s shareholders were not too happy about the tech company’s decision to more than double its top four executives’ pay to a total of over $400 million last fiscal year.

November 16, 2018 Companies see an opening to silence critics of executive pay

Source: Herald Mail Media

WASHINGTON –– For years, corporate America has unsuccessfully lobbied regulators to crack down on an industry that’s known for questioning companies’ decisions to enrich top executives and pursue big M&A deals.

November 13, 2018 How to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

Source: Harvard Business Review

The dilemma for directors, however, is determining what aspects of sustainability, or ESG performance, should have priority — and should be linked to pay incentives.

November 8, 2018 Third Point Sends Letter to Shareholders Detailing Campbell’s Unacceptable Executive Compensation Policies and Record of Rewarding Failure

Source: AP News

NEW YORK--Third Point LLC (LSE: TPOU) (“Third Point”), a New York-based investment firm managing...has mailed a detailed letter to shareholders regarding Campbell’s record of wantonly spending shareholder money for poor CEO...

November 6, 2018 Middle Market CEOs and CFOs See Jump in Pay

Source: Odessa American

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 5, 2018--Middle-market company CEOs and CFOs received moderate pay increases during fiscal year 2017, according to the . CEO and CFO pay increased 4.4 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively, in 2017...

October 31, 2018 Study links accounting expertise to misstatement risk

Source: Compliance Weekly

Accounting expertise coupled with high levels of executive compensation can increase the risk of misstatement in financial reporting, according to a new academic study.

October 23, 2018 Court of Appeals Seriously Weakens Executive Pay Cap

Source: JD Supra

The result of the decision is that providers subject to Executive Order 38 regulations (including health care providers and health plans regulated by the Department of Health, as well as early intervention programs, and...

October 12, 2018 These Are the Best Countries to Live and Work in—And to Boost Your Salary

Source: Bloomberg

Moving abroad boosts the average worker’s income by $21,000, with the best-paid staff found in Switzerland, the U.S. and Hong Kong.

October 11, 2018 Tax Change Aside, Companies Stick With Executive Performance Pay

Source: BNA

Companies that cut back on performance-based pay for their executives after Republican tax reform eliminated an incentive may be the black sheep in a herd that appears to be adjusting to the change more slowly.

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