The Insidious Vocabulary of CEO Compensation

As you can imagine, a lot of energy and creativity is going into figuring out how to make sure executives do not lose their bonuses because of COVID-19 economic uncertainty. We are watching this closely as it subverts the entire concept of incentive compensation if it is all upside and no downside. Incentive compensation is…

Media CEO Salaries Will Be Hard To Justify In A COVID-19 Economy – Deadline

“The proxies we are looking now at seem like a message from a time capsule. They don’t seem to have a lot of relevance,” says Nell Minow, vice chair of ValueEdge Advisors, a corporate governance advisory firm for institutional investors. “But I am very concerned about what’s happening now.” She’s focused on potentially “big grants…

Preparing for Post-Pandemic Corporate Activism

Pre-pandemic, activists found new acceptance among institutional investors as they focused on unlocking value, creating efficiencies, and operating in a global environment with a focus on corporate and social responsibility governance issues. In what might be seen as a direct response to this trend, in August 2019, a group of 181 chief executives signed a…

The Secret Battle to Strip Your Coronavirus Rights – TYT.com

“We have your back,” Bank of America says in a new video about the coronavirus. “We’re in it together.” But while Bank of America and other companies present a supportive face, some are working behind your back to make it harder to seek justice for corporate wrongdoing related to the coronavirus. Corporate lobbyists — including…