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Overseeing Executive Pay in a Tumultuous Time

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Executive pay has long been a key focus for shareholders, activists, directors, and the media—and there are no signs of that changing. Increased attention on income inequality, corporate social responsibility, and incentive plans that encourage risky behavior has further increased scrutiny of executive pay, making it a critical oversight area for boards of directors. Compensation committee members should address the following questions to assist in exercising sufficient oversight: What is the board’s required level of oversight on executive pay? Emerging best practices are pushing compensation committees to go beyond the technical requirements for approving and disclosing CEO pay set by... Read More