Economic Inequality

The wealthiest 1 percent of the world's population owns more than half of the world's wealth. Executive pay is rising, and the incentives that increase executive pay may misalign with shareholder value.



Stories


Trump Administration Close to Expanding Overtime Pay

WASHINGTON-The Trump administration is moving to expand the number of Americans eligible for overti…

10 months, 1 week

To Save Capitalism, Pay People More

Changing the role of shareholders is only a start. Boards and C.E.O.s must create more higher-payin…

10 months, 2 weeks

Elizabeth Warren Wants Wells Fargo To Explain Fees On Closed Accounts

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has asked Wells Fargo's interim chief executive to explai…

10 months, 2 weeks

Walmart CEO: America's minimum wage is 'too low'

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon thinks the federal minimum wage is "too low." Now the head of the country…

11 months

Amazon invests $700 million to retrain a third of its US workforce by 2025

Amazon announced this morning a plan to invest more than $700 million to retrain workers across the…

11 months, 4 weeks

Investor support for executive pay at JPMorgan Chase cools

Four years after JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon slammed "lazy" investors for taking their lead fr…

1 year, 1 month

Wall Street Chiefs’ Pay Doesn’t Sync With Returns

Wall Street companies delivered significant losses to their shareholders last year, but the pain di…

12 months

Big Companies Pay CEOs for Good Performance—and Bad

Median pay for CEOs of the biggest U.S. companies rose to $12.4 million-a post-recession record-eve…

1 year, 1 month

More CEOs were forced out for ethical lapses in 2018 than poor financial performance

Chief executives faced a year of reckoning in 2018 - but not for the reasons that have traditionall…

1 year, 1 month

Petitions


Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet: Tie Executive Pay to Sustainability

Ask Alphabet (Google) to link executive pay to sustainability metrics, including diversity & inclusion

$58.0 million supporting

United Parcel Servi…
UPS: Link Executive Pay to Sustainability

Integrate sustainability metrics into company executive compensation incentive plans

$50.5 million supporting