ESGAUGE and MSCI to Collaborate on Pay-for-Performance Assessment of MSCI USA Index

November 04, 2019

MSCI ESG Research will rely on ESGAUGE’s incentive plan intelligence (including information on incentive award types, plan metrics and targets) for research on the pay-for- performance of its MSCI USA Index. The analysis will extend to the last three years and comprise tens of thousands of data points—including actual metric language used, actual targets, vesting periods, performance periods, award values (at threshold, target, and maximum) and types, gateway metrics, discretion, modifiers and weighting. MSCI ESG Research is looking to identify which companies have the most effective pay-for-performance link, as well as to identify whether the data can be useful in rating a company’s governance practices.

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