Compensation Committee

Compensation Committee

This resource center contains material to help compensation committee members operate most effectively in the face of sharper focus on their work. For materials related to director compensation, please see NACD’s Resource Center on the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Advisory Services

NACD's in-boardroom education programs help boards deliver value and expand their education NACD's Evaluation Services enable boards to assess their strengths and opportunities for development

Thought Leadership & Research

The compensation committee's goal in strategic succession planning Benchmark director pay Compensation committee basics Elements of executive pay and external disclosures Aligning executive compensation with corporate strategy The role of nonfinancial metrics in pay plan design and payouts Benchmarking data on executive compensation components Compensation plan incentives and risk taking Using risk appetite to establish performance targets Understanding nonfinancial metrics Providing human capital oversight

Expert Commentary

Leading minds discuss the complexities of executive pay What to do with pay if taxes go much, much higher Structuring discretion for clawbacks Global trends in executive compensation Using metrics and goals to incent desired results New ideas to overcome pay challenges Why boards should be concerned about the shrinking tenure of long-term incentives How to keep executive pay balanced and investors satisfied

Boardroom Tools & Templates

Sample compensation committee charters Sample compensation committee assessment questionnaire Sample compensation committee evaluation template Sample long-term-oriented performance metrics Dodd-Frank: SEC listing standards for compensation committees NYSE requirements for compensation committees: Section 303A.05 Nasdaq requirements for compensation committees: IM-5605-6

Videos and Webinars

EVA: The good, the bad, and the complex What does the future hold for director compensation? #Youtoo: What boards need to know and do about gender pay equity Board composition Pay equity Long-term incentives The board’s role in culture: Rewards and recognition The board’s role in culture: Innovation The board’s role in culture: Self-governance The board’s role in culture: Corporate values On compensation committees Pay programs and culture Principles of compensation ESG and pay programs Effects of tax reform on compensation Say-on-pay Aligning the right behavior-driving performance measures and compensation

Upcoming Events

Master Class Director Professionalism® Compensation Series Webinar (Aug. 8, 2019) NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit (Sep. 21–24, 2019, in Washington, DC)