Compensation Committee

Compensation Committee

This resource center contains material to help compensation committee members operate most effectively in the face of sharper focus on their work. For materials related to director compensation, please see NACD’s Resource Center on the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Advisory Services

NACD's in-boardroom education programs help boards deliver value and expand their education NACD's Evaluation Services enable boards to assess their strengths and opportunities for development

Thought Leadership & Research

The compensation committee's goal in strategic succession planning Aligning executive compensation with corporate strategy Benchmark director pay Compensation committee basics: Oversight of executive pay Elements of executive pay and external disclosures The role of nonfinancial metrics in pay plan design and payouts Understanding nonfinancial metrics Providing human capital oversight

Expert Commentary

ESG and executive remuneration—disconnect or growing convergence? The compensation committee’s role in strategic succession planning What to do with pay if taxes go much, much higher Companies simplify director pay as board oversight role becomes more complex When using EPS in incentive plans, take time to specify how it's calculated What a stakeholder approach means for executive compensation Leading minds of compensation: socially conscious perspectives on pay practices

Boardroom Tools & Templates

Sample compensation committee charters Sample compensation committee assessment questionnaire Sample compensation committee evaluation template Sample long-term-oriented performance metrics Dodd-Frank: SEC listing standards for compensation committees NYSE requirements for compensation committees: Section 303A.05

Videos and Webinars

ESG: Building shareholder-focused incentive plans for a new generation of investors Good, bad, or indifferent? An objective look at proxy advisors EVA: The good, the bad, and the complex What does the future hold for director compensation? #Youtoo: What boards need to know and do about gender pay equity Board composition Pay equity Long-term incentives

Upcoming Events

Master Class Director Professionalism® Compensation Committee Series Webinar (Dec. 12, 2019)