May 15, 2020

Bloomberg Quint – Musk on Cusp of $730 Million Award, Even After Tweet Tanks Stock

Not even a pandemic — or a tweet — can push Elon Musk off the path toward claiming the first piece of his moonshot pay package. Barring a sudden and massive plunge in the electric-car maker’s market value, its chief executive officer is poised to meet the final performance threshold needed to claim the first of 12 tranches as early as next week, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

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April 20, 2020

S&P Global – Why voluntary CEO pay cuts, while largely symbolic, matter in ESG context

CEOs and management teams at dozens of companies around the world are taking voluntary pay cuts as their companies lay off workers to cope with the revenue hit from the coronavirus pandemic.

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March 30, 2020

Agenda – Don’t Let the Coronavirus Undermine Your Pay Programs

The global impact of the coronavirus on health is having extraordinary repercussions on business. While we cannot predict its ultimate effect on people and markets, history is clear that any major crisis upends the normal rules on executive compensation.

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March 30, 2020

Agenda – Investors May Accept Discretionary Bonuses ‘Within Bounds’

Though the stock market’s tumble amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is expected to hit executives’ pay, compensation experts are urging boards to avoid making drastic changes to incentive plans or targets. However, investors may be willing to accept that execs receive some amount of bonus compensation on the other side, sources say.

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March 27, 2020

S&P Global – Most Calif. companies now in compliance with board gender diversity mandate

Nearly all California companies have complied with the state’s new requirement to have at least one female board member by the end of 2019. Out of more than 560 companies reviewed, only 21 had no women on their board as of mid-February 2020, compared with the 123 companies that had none around the same time a year earlier, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s board composition data.

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