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Setting Up Compensation Plans When the Stock Price Is Depressed

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Retaining your best talent may require adjusting for market volatility.

Many companies are facing significant challenges developing and implementing compensation programs for 2023 owing to market volatility and continued macroeconomic uncertainty. Decreased valuations put pressure on dilution and equity grant strategies, and calendar-year-end companies are considering modifications to annual incentive designs to recognize uncertainty around the macro environment, interest rates and inflation. 

Major Audit Committee Issues for 2023

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Directors on the audit committee will be occupied with matters related to ESG, the economy and cybersecurity.

A Middle Way to Good Corporate Governance

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Former Chief Justice Leo Strine weighs in on the stakeholder vs. shareholder primacy debate.

“Why Are We Here?”

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What is the ultimate purpose of the board at a time when stakeholder interests have taken on more prominence?

A Distracted — But Fixable — Mission at the SEC

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Both businesses and regulators must stay true to their core missions instead of being drawn to the cause of the day.

Examining 2023’s Most Pressing Governance Concerns

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Directors believe the economy, the workforce and inflation will be the most impactful challenges as 2023 marches on. 

The G in ESG

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With ESG here to stay, the key is ensuring that good governance practices are instilled in related board discussions and strategies.

It Is Essential for Directors to Learn from Their (and Other’s) Mistakes

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Unfortunately, boards sometimes screw up. The important thing to learn from said screw-up and ensure it doesn’t happen again.

What Boards Should Ask Management About Compensation and ESG

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The board should understand the company’s broader ESG goals to ensure the right approach is taken in linking pay to ESG performance.

A Decade of Disruption Continues for Boards

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In an unstable risk environment, directors must help their companies manage for the long term and maintain organizational agility.

Many directors are glad to see 2022 in the rearview mirror. Expected to finally deliver a reprieve from the COVID-19 pandemic, the last 12 months offered far from it. Persistent inflation, central banks implementing contractionary tightening policies, energy shortages, escalating wages and employee attrition, evolving work environments, continued supply chain challenges, geopolitical tensions and war entered boardroom conversations.