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Week of December 2, 2019
New Video
Mark Emanuel and Barry Sullivan discuss short-termism in “Share buybacks: help or hinder?”
Director Pay Trends
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A recent publication analyzes director pay trends at Equilar 500 companies over the last five years. The study finds that the median annual director retainer has increased by about $10,000 each year, to $260,000 in 2018. The study also finds that the prevalence of committee member retainers has... Read more
Boards Prep for New ISS Director Comp Policy
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A recent article discusses ISS' 2020 policy regarding excessive director compensation levels. According to the article, ISS will generally recommend voting against electing directors that have been paid within the top 2-3% of peers for two or more consecutive years without a compelling rationale.... Read more

Compensation Trends + Developments

Director Pay Trends
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Proxy Advisors Offer Key Comp Focuses for 2020
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Equilar CEO Tracker: Q3 2019 Update

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Regulation, Legislation + Governance

Boards Prep for New ISS Director Comp Policy
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Risk Management and the Board of Directors
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Judicial Deference on Executive Compensation Decisions

Special: The Intersection of the Corporate Purpose, Stakeholder Interests and ESG

How Investors Have Reacted to the Business Roundtable Statement
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From Critics + Commentators

When Better Measures Don't Produce Better Results
Proxy Advisers: What Is the Proper Role?