Tag Archives: executive pay

The do’s and don’ts of CEO pay ratio communications

You’re probably well on your way to calculating your CEO pay ratio, but have you begun to think about the difficult task of communicating it to internal and external audiences? Or, is your plan to just address it through your … Continue reading →

Where is the SEC headed on CEO pay ratio and other compensation-related issues?

As companies continue to hope the CEO pay ratio disclosure effective date for 2018 proxies will be delayed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), here are the latest clues we have on the agency’s direction. First, the SEC recently … Continue reading →

It’s time to get personal about communicating the value of executive total rewards

When you hear executive compensation, what do you think about? Millionaires. Stock Options. Private jets. All of those are good possibilities. But what do you don’t probably think about are things like the 80 hour work weeks, constant business travel, … Continue reading →

Are you ready for negative proxy season votes? Consider these four steps.

The 2017 proxy season is here, and annual meeting volume is about to accelerate. Support for say-on-pay resolutions, at over 90% on average, is strong, right? Isn’t a favorable say-on-pay vote sufficient to avoid the microscope with shareholders, proxy advisors … Continue reading →

The CEO pay ratio: Time for a first look?

Will it be a snore to which no one pays attention or a bombshell that shakes the foundations of corporate America? Either way, the CEO pay ratio seems certain to cause at least some discomfort in the board rooms of … Continue reading →

Rethinking reputational and talent risk — Where say on pay fits in

The balance of reputational and talent risk is playing out in unexpected ways and is something that more companies will want to take into account when determining their own say-on-pay approach. Continue reading →

Sex, Greed and Fear on Remuneration Committees

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I went to an interesting debate on executive pay recently at the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors’ Forum.  One of the speakers expressed the view that remuneration committees in public companies are no different from any other group of humans interacting … Continue reading →