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.

Understanding the Compensation Committee’s Role and Scope

Compensation committee basics: Oversight of executive pay Providing human capital oversight The compensation committee’s role in strategic succession planning Sample compensation committee charters Sample compensation committee assessment questionnaire Sample compensation committee evaluation template

Setting Executive Compensation Metrics

The role of nonfinancial metrics in pay plan design and payouts Understanding nonfinancial metrics Sample long-term-oriented performance metrics When using EPS in incentive plans, take time to specify how it's calculated Compensation metrics in the stakeholder era

Executive Compensation                      

Insights on CEO pay ratio disclosures Aligning executive compensation with corporate strategy ESG and executive remuneration—disconnect or growing convergence? What a stakeholder approach means for executive compensation Leading minds of compensation: socially conscious perspectives on pay practices

Director Compensation

Benchmark director pay Companies simplify director pay as board oversight role becomes more complex

Videos and Webinars

A 2020 vision for the compensation committee 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

Compensation Committee Regulation and Standards

Dodd-Frank: SEC listing standards for compensation committees NYSE requirements for compensation committees: Section 303A.05 What to do with pay if taxes go much, much higher Elements of executive pay and external disclosures


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