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CEO and Executive Compensation Practices documents trends and developments on senior management compensation at nearly 2,500 companies. In addition to benchmarks on individual elements of compensation packages and the evolving features of short-term and long-term incentive plans, the report provides details on shareholder advisory votes on executive compensation (say on pay) and outlines the major practices on board oversight of compensation design.

CEO & Executive Compensation Practices: 2020 Edition (Complimentary): Download the latest edition of our report.

Dashboard (Complimentary): Use the online dashboard to visualize trends across Russell 3000 and S&P 500 indexes, GICS business sectors and company size groups.

Benchmarking Platform (Members Only): Benchmark your company’s executive compensation practices against a custom peer group and generate detailed reports to inform your pay-setting process.

ESG Compensation Metrics Screening Tool (Members Only): Screen for ESG performance metrics in executive compensation across the entire Russell 3000 to learn about how peers in your industry, index and of similar company size are doing so already.

Our Experts


Matteo Tonello

Managing Director, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)


James F. Reda

Managing Director, Executive Compensation


Paul Hodgson

Senior Adviser, Business Development



ESG Incentive Plan Metrics Screening Tool

ESG Incentive Plan Metrics Screening Tool

July 13, 2021 | Benchmarking

Executive Compensation Benchmarking Tool

Executive Compensation Benchmarking Tool

July 15, 2020 | Benchmarking

CEO Succession Practices: 2019 Edition

CEO Succession Practices: 2019 Edition

November 20, 2019 | Research Report

CEO Succession Practices: 2019 Edition

CEO Succession Practices: 2019 Edition

November 20, 2019 | Executive Summary

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