Integrating ESG Metrics in Executive Compensation and Incentive Plan Design: Recent Trends and Pitfalls to Avoid

A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, December 16, 2022

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This CLE webinar will provide employee benefits counsel a detailed analysis of utilizing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics in executive compensation and incentive programs. The panel will discuss short-term and long-term incentives, cash vs. equity, shareholder considerations, performance-based awards, and other key executive compensation and incentive program considerations for companies incorporating ESG metrics in their programs.

Description

Consumer and employee activism and political pressure have forced many businesses to assess their current compensation and incentive programs with the goal of integrating ESG metrics within such programs. Executive compensation attorneys and corporate counsel must understand the legal implications and other factors in order to assist clients in implementing these programs inclusive of ESG metrics.

As demands on corporations change, company leadership must navigate shareholder and employee expectations regarding ESG initiatives. Many have moved towards structuring incentive programs that will include ESG factors and results. However, integrating these items into governance and compensation actions is complex and must involve a careful analysis of the types of incentives to be included, challenges in performance-based factors, recent SEC disclosure rules, and other critical items that must be considered.

Listen as our panel discusses short-term and long-term incentives, cash vs. equity, shareholder considerations, performance-based awards, and other key executive compensation and incentive program considerations for companies incorporating ESG metrics in their programs.

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Outline

  1. Recent trends for ESG in compensation and incentive programs
  2. Board oversight of ESG
  3. Integrating ESG metrics into compensation programs
    1. Short-term incentives vs. long-term incentives
    2. Cash vs. equity
    3. Subjective vs. objective measures
  4. Legal considerations and pitfalls to avoid

Benefits

The panel will review these and other high priority issues:

  • What has pushed ESG to the forefront of compensation and incentive plan design?
  • How do incentive programs fit into a company's overall ESG initiatives and concerns?
  • How can ESG be used in compensation and incentive programs?
  • What are some of the legal and other considerations related to using ESG in compensation and incentive programs?
  • Case studies and best practices for ERISA and corporate counsel

Faculty

Kapnek, Samantha
Samantha Kapnek

Senior Consultant
Meridian Compensation Partners

Ms. Kapnek is a senior consultant with experience in a broad range of executive compensation matters, including...  |  Read More

Starkman, Paul
Paul E. Starkman

Member
Clark Hill

Mr. Starkman focuses his practice on labor and employment law counseling, litigation and transactions. He counsels...  |  Read More

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