25 Jun '12, 4pm

Momentum builds to link CEO salaries with sustainable measures

Momentum builds to link CEO salaries with sustainable measures

There’s a growing trend in the mechanisms and measures used to determine corporate executive compensation. From increased attention to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) measures to “say on pay” votes, these changes have been driven by factors such as increased dialogue between management and shareholders as well as the financial crisis. "Many companies are putting in more performance-based compensation plans and they are addressing items that shareholders often criticized, such as excessive severance, perks, federal income tax payments, and pensions,” SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar said recently. In these troubled financial times, it appears that the trend to increase executive accountability will only become more widespread. Millions of Americans have been laid off in the past five years to preserve corporate profitability and shareholder value, yet exec...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/06/25/momentum-builds-l...

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