The question of how to provide context for their CEO pay ratio proxy disclosure has been one companies have been turning to as they near completion of their calculation work. Recently, an ISS position paper recommends companies include in their disclosure a comparison to peer group disclosures. We believe that focusing solely on placing the pay ratio in context for shareholders is likely at odds with the message companies want to communicate to their employees, which they’ve expressed to be their biggest challenge regarding the pay ratio.
Jim Kohler, Steve Seelig and Rich Luss
Employee reaction to a new CEO pay-to-worker ratio disclosure requirement is the leading concern among U.S. companies, and forecasting that reaction the leading challenge, respondents to a Willis Towers Watson poll focused on the new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule indicated.
Jim Kohler and Steve Seelig
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