The 2021 Proxy Season: Key Considerations to Avoid Pitfalls
The next proxy season is expected to have significant changes and developments because of the COVID-19 global crisis. In line with this, the release of the Institutional Shareholder Services' (ISS) Annual Benchmark Policy Survey, which outlines important voting policy revisions and risks amid the pandemic, must be carefully considered.
These emerging changes and developments emphasize the need for companies to be well-versed of important updates and trends. Reviewing and planning ahead of time can be both crucial and beneficial to mitigate potential risks and pitfalls.
In this LIVE Webcast, seasoned business consultants Eric Labourdette (ClearBridge Compensation Group) and Brian Scheiring (Pay Governance) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the trends and regulatory developments in the 2021 proxy season. Speakers will underscore the importance of these developments considering the current situation and will present practical strategies and best practices to avoid risks in a rapidly evolving climate.
In a LIVE webcast, the speakers will discuss:
- The 2021 Proxy Season
- Significant Trends and Developments
- Common Risks and Pitfalls
- Practical Strategies and Best Practices
- What Lies Ahead
- 2020/2021 Shareholder Vote Review Related to Say-on-Pay and Stock Plan Proposals
- Understanding Contemporary Proxy Advisor Views and Policies
- Early Proxy Filer Incentive Plan Interventions Review
- Pitfalls to be Aware / Wary of This Year
ClearBridge Compensation Group
- Importance of providing business rationale / context for any COVID-related compensation decisions and/or adjustments
- Forward-looking disclosure re: 2021 comp decisions / program (especially as it relates to expected duration of any changes/deviations from past program)
- Shareholder / shareholder advisory groups viewpoints on COVID-related adjustments
- CEO Pay Ratio: Impact of COVID and approach for 2020
Who Should Attend:
- Corporate Governance Lawyers
- Proxy Advisors
- Board of Directors
- Top Level Management
- General Counsel
Brian Scheiring is a Partner in the Pittsburgh office of Pay Governance LLC. He supports Compensation Committees and works with senior management in a variety of areas including competitive compensation assessments, annual and long-term incentive plan design and modeling, Board of Directors compensation assessments and the review of technical issues related to executive compensation. He also participates in the review, development and cost modeling of executive employment and change in control agreements.
Brian has worked with many diverse clients in the manufacturing, energy, consumer goods, telecommunications, utility, mining, retail, REIT, for-profit and not-for-profit education industries. He has spoken for various organizations both nationally and locally and has written numerous articles on topics pertaining to executive compensation.
Before joining Pay Governance, Brian worked for eight years as a consultant at Towers Perrin. Brian is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio with a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Business Finance.
Brian Scheiring is a Partner in the Pittsburgh office of Pay Governance LLC. He supports Compensation Committees and works with …
Eric Labourdette is a Senior Associate at ClearBridge Compensation Group, focusing on all aspects of executive compensation including pay levels, performance measurement, and incentive plan design. Mr. Labourdette has significant experience providing project management and analytical support for executive compensation reviews of companies in a wide variety of industries.
Mr. Labourdette holds a Major in Economics and Minor in Sociology from Georgetown University.
Eric Labourdette is a Senior Associate at ClearBridge Compensation Group, focusing on all aspects of executive compensation including pay levels, …
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About Pay Governance
Pay Governance LLC is an independent firm that serves as a trusted advisor on executive compensation matters to board and compensation committees. Our work helps to ensure that our clients' executive rewards programs are strongly aligned with performance and supportive of appropriate corporate governance practices. We work with nearly 400 companies annually, are a team of nearly 60 professionals in 13 U.S. locations with affiliates in Europe and Asia with experience in a wide array of industries, company life cycles and special situations. www.paygovernance.com
About ClearBridge Compensation Group
ClearBridge Compensation Group is an independent consulting firm providing advice to boards of directors and senior management on the design of effective executive compensation programs with a focus on shareholder alignment, linkage with business strategy, and adherence to strong governance standards.
Our consultants have extensive experience and expertise in executive compensation program design. Our work spans across industries for both publicly-traded and privately-held companies.