Pay Design

How Boards Can Avoid the Pitfalls of DE&I in Incentives

By Blair Jones and Margaret Hylas


DE&I Directorship Magazine Incentives

Nearly 30 percent of companies in the S&P 500 used a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) metric in executive incentive design last year, and a quarter of these businesses did so for the first time. However, companies looking for a quick fix to DE&I should move cautiously. Compensation is a sensitive topic, and what gets measured gets done. Without careful consideration, DE&I metrics in incentive plans can produce unintended or counterproductive outcomes...

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Blair Jones headshot
Blair Jones is a managing director at Semler Brossy with 30 years of consulting on executive compensation.

Margaret Hylas
Margaret Hylas is principal at Semler Brossy Consulting Group.


This article is from the Spring 2022 issue of Directorship.