Compensation Committee Resource Center
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.
Understanding the Compensation Committee’s Role and Scope
NACD Compensation Committee Chair Advisory Council Brief: The Compensation Committee’s New Role in Human Capital and DE&I
Directors’ Duty: How to Increase Compensation Transparency?
With Volatility and Rising Interest Rates, Will Some Performance-Based Equity Awards Be Worth the Greater Cost?
How Compensation Committees Are Battling Uncertainty, Talent Woes
Compensation Experts Exchange Insights on ESG, Planning Amid Turbulence
The Board's Role in Human Capital Management (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance)
Compensation Committee Charter Tool
Providing Human Capital Oversight
Compensation Committee Basics: Oversight of Executive Pay
Sample Compensation Committee Evaluation Template
Sample Compensation Committee Assessment Questionnaire
Setting Executive Compensation Metrics
Fall 2021 Compensation Committee Chair Advisory Council Meeting Brief: Directors Are Grappling with Ways to Tie Pay Incentives to Climate Goals Under Mounting Investor Pressure
Pre-IPO Compensation Planning: Preparing for New Investor Base and Market Expectations
Tying Pre-IPO Compensation to ESG Commitments
Incentive Pay Models at Privately Held and Nonprofit Organizations
Employee Engagement: The Next Frontier of Compensation Performance Goals
ESG Reporting and Non-GAAP Measures in Incentive Compensation Plans
Compensation Metrics in the Stakeholder Era
When Using EPS in Incentive Plans, Take Time to Specify How it’s Calculated
The Role of Nonfinancial Metrics in Pay Plan Design and Payouts
Understanding Nonfinancial Metrics
Sample Long-Term Oriented Performance Metrics
Compensation Committee Chair Advisory Council: COVID-19 Implications
Four Operating Principles for Developing Resilient Executive Compensation Programs
The Family Business Board Role in Executive Compensation Planning: An Illustrative Case
Using Executive Pay as a Tool for M&A Success
How Inflation Complicates the Compensation Committee’s Job
Executive Compensation in a SPAC Transaction—By Failing to Prepare, Are You Preparing to Fail? (Pearl Meyer)
Five for the Future: Top Concerns for the Compensation Committee Agenda in 2021 (Pearl Meyer)
Incentive Plan Payout Patterns in a Pre-COVID-19 World
Executive Compensation in Bankruptcy: Motivating Key Employees through Corporate Financial Distress (Pearl Meyer)
ESG and Executive Remuneration—Disconnect or Growing Convergence? (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance)
What a Stakeholder Approach Means for Executive Compensation (Semler Brossy)
Aligning Executive Compensation with Corporate Strategy
Socially Conscious Perspectives on Pay Practices
2021–2022 Director Compensation Report
Director Compensation and Demographic Trends Align Boards with Stakeholders, Report Reveals
2020–2021 Director Compensation Report
Top 200 Director Compensation – Preview of 2020-2021 Director Compensation Report
Considerations on Non-Employee Director Compensation
Companies Simplify Director Pay as Board Oversight Role Becomes More Complex
Videos and Webinars
How Talent Concerns Are Changing the Use of Equity Grants
Are Your Board Compensation Practices Keeping Pace?
Organizational Health: A Common Thread for the Compensation Committee in ‘22
Human Capital Management Disclosure: Lessons Learned and Future Approaches
M&As and Retaining Key Talent: How Do Your Change-in-Control Plans Stack Up?
Top Concerns for Compensation Committees Facing Another Uncertain Year
Tools for Managing 2020 Payouts and Setting 2021 Target Compensation
What Does the Data Say About Diversity and Inclusion in Executive Compensation?
Is 2020 Upending Compensation Committee Best Practices?
Reevaluating Short- and Long-Term Incentive Plans During a Crisis
Conducting Business Under Lockdown: Do Your Executive and Director Compensation Programs Need to Change?
Has Director Pay Reached a Tipping Point?
A 2020 Vision for the Compensation Committee
ESG: Building Shareholder-Focused Incentive Plans for a New Generation of Investors
Good, Bad, or Indifferent? An Objective Look at Proxy Advisors