How to take testing of equity-based compensation plans into your own hands?

Equity-based compensation proposals have attracted high levels of shareholder disapproval in the past, which costs a company valuable time and money. Both companies and investors need to ensure equity plans drive the company forward by supporting goals without being too costly or dilutive.

  • What are the common concerns for companies and investors surrounding equity compensation plans?
  • What should both companies and investors take into account when designing, amending or assessing equity plans?
  • How can Glass Lewis’ Equity Compensation Model (ECM) help users understand the strengths and weaknesses of plans?

Download the whitepaper and learn more about equity compensation plan best practice and how the ECM is supporting decision-making for Say on Pay.


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