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Jun 30, 2022

Executive Compensation: Insight on companies’ governance

Corporate Secretary’s ‘Executive compensation: Insight on companies’ governance’ report reveals findings from a survey conducted among in-house governance professionals such as general counsel, corporate secretaries and their teams. The results provide useful insight into, among other things, which members of the board are involved in compensation oversight, the extent to which outside advisers are used, the impact of Covid-19, investors’ interest in the space, director engagement and linking executive compensation to ESG. The findings in this report are based on an online survey conducted between December 2021 and February 2022.


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Key findings

  • Globally, 75 percent of respondents say their board uses an outside adviser or advisers on executive compensation matters.
  • Only around a quarter (27 percent) of respondents at mega-caps say their board’s main discussions on compensation take place in the first three months of the calendar year.
  • Globally, more than half (56 percent) of respondents report that investors have asked questions around executive compensation at least occasionally over the past 12 months.
  • Sixty percent of respondents in Europe say their board links executive compensation to ESG metrics, compared with 37 percent of those in North America.


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