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Meridian Webinar: COVID-19’s Impact on Incentive Plans

COVID-19 has altered fundamental priorities for the year and significantly affected many companies’ ability to achieve the annual incentive plan and/or performance-contingent long-term incentive plan goals that were set prior to current circumstances.

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Topics for the Briefing Market Practice Update ■ Reductions to executive salaries and director fees, and other compensation actions being taken (as well as actions not expected to be taken)■ Proxy advisor views on COVID-19 related pay actions 2020 Annual…

Should ESG Metrics Be Included in Executive Incentive Plans?

The key to approaching ESG is to help investors understand what is already being done within your organization and how it impacts shareholder value.

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Environmental, social, and governance (otherwise known as ESG) topics are of critical focus among the investment community, including targeted funds, and for good reason. As investors become more socially responsible and environmentally aware, they are increasingly looking to invest in…

Banking Industry Incentive Practices

Our database provides insight on trends and emerging practices, including annual and long-term incentive plan practices.

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For the last seven years, Meridian has compiled a database on banking industry compensation practices for all public banks with assets greater than $10 billion. Our database provides insight on trends and emerging practices, including annual and long-term incentive plan…

How Should Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance be Reflected in Executive Compensation?

Companies are responding to increasing pressure from shareholders, proxy advisors, employees, and even local and state governments to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as part of business strategy and performance.

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Many of the public company boards and corporate executives (very notably, 181 CEOs signing the Business Roundtable Statement avowing Stakeholder primacy1) that are eager to demonstrate this responsiveness cite compensation as an existing, meaningful and highly visible tool that is…