Positioning the company for long-term success

Executive Compensation

Compensation Committee Leadership Network, August 2016

Appointing the right CEO and aligning incentives with long-term strategy help position a company for long-term success. Accomplishing this in the face of short-term pressure from markets and external observers is a common challenge for boards. In recent conversations and at a June 22-23 meeting, Compensation Committee Leadership Network members discussed how boards address these issues.

Synthesizing these discussions, this ViewPoints focuses on three important questions: 

  • What challenges must a board address when selecting the next CEO?

  • How can compensation committees best align pay and long-term performance?

  • How does ISS develop and apply its executive compensation policies?