As stakeholders seek a window into how companies manage their workforce and invest in their people to create long-term value, how are they benchmarking you against your peers? How much detail should you put in your disclosures based on the SEC’s principles-based rules? How can you improve your reporting on human capital initiatives? We’ll sit down with a panel of investors to glean insights to help your board improve its communications with stakeholders.
ESG is proving to be an imperative no board can afford to ignore as investors become more vocal in their expectations to measure performance beyond just bottom-line financial yardsticks. We’ll take a look at how comp committees are incorporating non-financial and intangible metrics into their incentive plans. And comp committee chairs will share how they evaluate, and stress test these metrics and payouts.
Participants will divide into small groups of 10 to 12 peers for off-the-record discussions on board compensation, CEO succession and other relevant compensation committee process and performance issues.
There’s no doubt that every company’s culture was put to the test in 2020. How do boards get a handle on corporate culture and employee engagement? How do you assess where the gaps are and hold management accountable? How can compensation be used to reward a positive corporate culture? We’ll help your board develop a more disciplined, deliberate approach to oversight of this critical issue.
With performance-based short- and long-term incentives often comprising more than 70% of executive compensation, how do boards make sure they are implementing goals and metrics that achieve the desired linkage between pay and performance? Particularly in an uncertain environment, has your board considered potential changes to your compensation programs to ensure you are driving the desired behaviors, actions and results? How do you prioritize the performance you are paying for—stock price growth, profitability, growth efficiency, cash flow—as well as ranges and vesting terms? We’ll help you tackle these questions as you weigh your executive pay strategy for the years ahead.
We’ll sit down with ISS and Glass Lewis to glean their takeaways from the 2021 proxy season—from say-on-pay failures and compensation-related shareholder proposals to Covid-related decisions and DE&I disclosures. Gain insights to help you prepare for the fall shareholder engagement season.