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More Boards are Consulting Shareholders about Executive Compensation

More boards are reaching out to shareholders about executive compensation, according to a new report by PwC. Experts say shareholder engagement is increasingly important and that boards need to have a plan for approaching major shareholders and shareholder advocates.

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Does Higher CEO Pay Produce Better Company Performance?

CEO pay has risen tremendously over the past few decades with most chief executives at large public companies earning well into the eight figures. While analysts say high compensation is justified for executives who increase shareholder value, some research says those big paychecks don't always result in a high share price.

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Getting CEO Compensation Right

While the majority of private companies understand the value of incentive-based compensation, most still fail to harness their potential, according to Chief Executive’s recent CEO and Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies.

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Why Equal Pay for Women Is a Smart Business Move

Equal pay for equal work has become a hot button political and social issue. But there are solid financial reasons why this should be part of your business strategy.

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CEO Pay-Ratio Rule Likely to Produce Little Information but Lots of Heat

The completion of the CEO-pay ratio rule won’t give boards much help in calculating the right compensation for their leaders. But it will create a public-relations pain point for many companies and their chiefs and perhaps require a proactive communications effort.

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Better to Base CEO Pay on Trust Than Stock Incentives, Study Says

The best way for directors to align the company’s interests with the CEO’s is to max out stock incentives, right? Not necessarily. New research published in the Review of Financial Studies recommends a different approach to incentives that results in a more effective relationship between the CEO and board.

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