One of the primary goals of say on pay is fostering an ongoing dialogue between corporate directors and shareholders. With three years of say-on-pay votes under our belts in the United States, how is this dialogue working for both parties?

That’s one dimension explored in a survey we’re currently conducting of director and institutional investor views of executive pay in the say-on-pay era. Clearly, there have been noteworthy changes in the executive compensation governance landscape since we conducted a similar survey in 2008. Our new survey is designed to provide fresh insights into how today’s changing landscape is affecting two of the most important stakeholders in the pay-setting process.

There’s still time for corporate directors and institutional investors to participate in the survey, which requires only a few minutes to complete. All participants will receive a full report on the survey findings soon after the survey closes next month to help with their planning for the 2014 proxy season. We’ll also share highlights of the findings via Executive Pay Matters.

Directors and institutional investors can participate in the survey until November 8 by clicking here


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Andrew Goldstein 

Andrew Goldstein

Towers Watson Chicago

Jim Kroll 

Jim Kroll

Towers Watson New York


Andrew Goldstein, based in Chicago, leads Towers Watson’s executive compensation practice in the central region of the United States and Jim Kroll is a director in the New York office who leads Towers Watson’s governance advisory practice. Email andrew.goldstein@towerswatson.com, james.kroll@towerswatson.com or executive.pay.matters@towerswatson.com.