Motivating senior executives with compensation

August 2015

On July 14-15, the Compensation Committee Leadership Network (CCLN) met in New York to discuss how compensation committees can most effectively motivate executives. In one session, members discussed how boards pick metrics and set targets and payout curves. In another, members were joined by a panel of institutional investors to discuss how owners think about compensation and how they communicate those views to companies and boards. Members also participated in a dinner conversation with Professor Michael Dorff of Southwestern Law School about whether plans that link executive pay with company performance achieve their stated objectives.