Carl Sjöström from Viti Solutions has collaborated with H-K Bryn on articles that look at the relationship between risk and reward from a corporate governance perspective.
The purpose and effectiveness of board committees (November 2023) . Published by Governance (issue 351) and on LinkedIn.
Risk and reward of culture and reputation (March 2023) argues for a dispassionate approach to culture and reputation in planning and decision-making. Published by Governance (issue 343) and on LinkedIn.
Overcoming unintended barriers to resilience and agility (September 2022) discusses how companies that are being disrupted can be faced with unintended barriers they created for themselves. Published by Governance (issue 337) and also on LinkedIn.
ESG disruption: what is next for risk, performance and reward? (January 2022) discusses how companies can use ESG factors to gain competitive advantage with the support of the right risk, performance and reward approaches. Published by Governance (issue 329) and on LinkedIn.
Integrating risk, return and reward in business cases (September 2021) looks at broadening the analyses to build a solid business case. Published on LinkedIn.
Balancing strategic ESG aspirations and stakeholder perspectives (May 2021) looks at the sometimes conflicting forces when trying to pursue an ESG amended strategy. Published by Headland Consultancy and onLinkedIn.
Successful turnaround positioned for long-term value creation (March 2021) looks at the benefits of taking a more long-term perspective when launching turnaround strategies. Published on LinkedIn.
Risk & reward - Embedding ESG for strategic success (June 2020) discusses how ESG aspects should be included in strategic planning. Published on LinkedIn
Risk, actions and behaviours (part 1 April 2020 and part 2 May 2020) proposes an approach to incorporating risk, actions and behaviours in strategy planning and evaluation. Both parts were published in Governance (issues 308 and 309) and then also on LinkedIn: Part 1 and Part 2.
A new governance framework (October 2018) discusses new codes and argues that companies should articulate their own governance boundaries by defining the company’s reward philosophy and risk appetite. The article was first published in Governance (issue 290) and then also on LinkedIn under the title
Governing the rules of the corporation rather than being ruled by governance regulation.
Carl Sjostrom collaborated with Iraj Ispahani in 2020 and 2021 on research and an article that looks at how single family offices stay relevant:
Single-family offices in the 21st century – remaining fit for purpose
Carl Sjostrom from Viti Solutions contributed to the Institute for Family Business's (now Family Business UK) Non-Executive Directors In Family Business Guide in 2021:
Non-Executive Director Pay in Family-Owned Businesses
Link to Family Business UK (September 2021).
Pay and Strategy
Carl Sjostrom from Viti Solutions collaborated with Ian Wilcox in 2016 on an article that looks at how companies in the Pharmaceutical industry operate incentive plan designs and how they align and sometimes contradict their strategic directions.
Executive pay and innovation
Reward philosophy and global mobility
In December 2017, Didier Hoff at UniMobility interviewed Carl Sjostrom about reward philosophy and the importance for reward linked to global mobility:
Global Shares invited Carl Sjostrom to write an article on long-term incentive design for their clients and discusses there how governance trends impact how incentives are sometimes shaped:
The fashion for long-term incentives - link to article
Conversation with John Butters (YouTube video)
In 2023 John Butters, Chair of the family business Hoburne Group, and Carl Sjöström met to talk about executive remuneration, in paticularl ong-term incentive plans. We discuss the philosophy and practice of executive remuneration with reference to our experience and Hoburne's (yet to be implemented) draft LTIP scheme. This is the shorter version of a longer video.
Carl Sjöström presents the podcast series Getting Executive Compensation, with which is available on a range of platforms, including Apple, Spotify, YouTube (see below), Google, etc. You can also access the podcast through this RSS link or the link to Acast's Getting Executive Compensation page.