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Week of January 27, 2020
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Mark Emanuel and Barry Sullivan discuss short-termism in “Share buybacks: help or hinder?”
2020 Compensation Committee Handbook
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A recent publication overviews key issues for Compensation Committees to consider in 2020, including comprehensive Compensation Discussion and Analysis ("CD&A") disclosure, among other topics. According to the authors, Compensation Committees should work closely with management to design a CD&A... Read more
ISS: Say More on CEO Exit Deals, or Else
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According to a recent article, Institutional Shareholder's Services ("ISS") may factor CEO severance payments into its 2020 vote recommendations. In its 2020 FAQs, ISS states that companies should clearly disclose the reason for an executive's termination, since severance payments made for... Read more

Compensation Trends + Developments

2020 Compensation Committee Handbook
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Compensation Season 2020
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Regulation, Legislation + Governance

ISS: Say More on CEO Exit Deals, or Else
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Clawbacks: Turning Restatements Into a Rare Species?
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Section 162(m) "Covered Employees" After Mergers, Other Transactions
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Using EVA to Measure Management's Contribution to Value
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Special: The Intersection of the Corporate Purpose, Stakeholder Interests and ESG

Corporate Purpose, Human Capital and Compensation Considerations
How to Calculate a Bonus That Everybody Loves
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What a Difference an ESG Ratings Provider Makes!

From Critics + Commentators

On the Use of Option Grants as a Retention Tool
Winning Say on Pay: Top Five Supplemental Tips for 2020
The Impact of Pay Ratio Tax Plans