Tuesday, June 15, 2021

11:00 – 11:05 am ET


11:05 – 11:45 am ET

Investor Expectations for Human Capital Disclosure

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.

Featured Speaker:

  • Amy Borrus, Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors
  • Tamara Sells, Associate Investment Manager, Board Governance and Sustainability, CalPERS

11:45 – 11:55 am ET


11:55 am – 12:35 pm ET

The ESG Imperative for Executive Pay

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. 

Featured Speakers:

  • Ani Huang, President and CEO, Center On Executive Compensation
  • Virginia Rhodes, Partner, Meridian Compensation Partners
  • Kate Tekker, Head of Global Total Rewards & HR Operations, Prudential Financial

12:35 – 12:40 pm ET


12:40 – 1:30 pm ET

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

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.

1:30 – 1:35 pm ET


1:35 – 2:15 pm ET

Culture: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure

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.

Featured Speaker:

  • Anthony Abbatiello, Leader, Global Leadership & Succession, Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Elizabeth Beshel Robinson, Board Member, Bank of New York Mellon and Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Hubert Joly, Former CEO, Best Buy; Board Member, Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren

2:15 – 2:20 pm ET


2:20 – 3:00 pm ET

Goal Setting for 2022 and Beyond

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.

Featured Speakers:

  • Roy Dunbar, Board Member, Duke Energy Corp., Johnson Controls International, and SiteOne Landscape Supply; Former Board Member, Humana, Lexmark, iGate, and EDS Corp.
  • Kim Korth, Board Member, Stoneridge
  • Matt Turner, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

3:00 – 3:30 pm ET

Post-Proxy Season Takeaways: Key Action Items for Compensation Committees

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.

Featured Speaker:

  • David Kokell, Head of Compensation Research, ISS
  • John Sinkular, Partner, Pay Governance

3:30 pm ET

Event Concludes