September 4, 2012 Executive Compensation Shareholder Voting Articles

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Top 5 Lessons from Say on Pay and Shareholder Engagement

Say on Pay has ushered in a new era of shareholder engagement on executive compensation.

In the past, centralized proxy voting and governance policy-making groups at institutional shareholders have not had a channel to directly influence executive pay practices, despite growing market concerns. With Say on Pay, they now have an explicit voice. In response, HR professionals accountable for executive pay issues must develop a new set of tools and capabilities. Specifically, direct outreach and engagement with shareholders has become a key component of governance.

In this article, we outline Top 5 lessons learned from our experience engaging with shareholders over the last year.

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John Borneman

Mark Emanuel

This article was originally published in Workspan.

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