Liftstream is an executive search recruitment company in the life sciences sector
While shareholders have a wide spectrum of views on 2016 proxy season, the main focus is always on how to achieve great accountability through transparency and engagement. In recent years, the call for corporate transparency and engagement generally take three forms: proxy access, votes on executive compensation and shareholder activism. Here we highlight how the similar trends prevail in 2016.
Fair and equitable compensation is a challenge which grips leaders at all levels of the corporate ladder. It is CEOs and Boards who often receive the brunt of the hostile objections to what are viewed as excessive rewards. While undershooting on compensation also provokes equally audible protestations among those who wish for the company to continue to attract market leading talent and retain it effectively. For many, the correlation between financial rewards and quality talent is incontestable. For others, the connection is more opaque and the financial gains seen as disproportionate.
Author: Anjie Cai Anderson