May 13, 2020

ESGAUGE Releases Director Compensation Practices in the Russell 3000 and S&P 500: 2020 Edition

In collaboration with Semler Brossy and The Conference Board, ESGAUGE released today a comprehensive report and online dashboard on director compensation trends across the Russell 3000 and S&P 500 indexes of companies.

"Given the renewed focus on director pay from both proxy advisors and investors highlighted by the report, any changes to director pay – both to the structure and to the levels – will be acceptable as long as they are clearly explained and the rationale behind them is reasonable," said Paul Hodgson, Senior Advisor at ESGAUGE. "While there has been a great deal of homogenization of director pay packages, neither investors, nor their advisors, are inherently against companies taking innovative approaches that can be seen to enhance long-term value and reduce risk."

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