January 7, 2013 Executive Compensation ESG & Human Capital Management Articles

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Getting the Most Out of Your Company’s Compensation Risk Assessment Advancing the Dialogue

As the 2013 proxy season gets under way, issuers must again assess the level of risk in their compensation programs – namely, issuers must evaluate whether or not their compensation policies and practices are reasonably likely to have an adverse effect on the company.

Our experience suggests that for most companies, compensation risk assessment is a routine, “check-the-box” exercise that often fails to reveal the company’s compensation-related enterprise risks. In this article we outline a multi-faceted approach to compensation risk assessment that executives can employ to ensure the process is both thorough and “value-added.”

Further, we detail four critical questions that an engaged Director should raise to ensure their company’s risk assessment is compliant, thoughtful, and comprehensive. 

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Blair Jones

Mark Emanuel

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