[Center on Executive Compensation] “European Markets Lead on Linking Pay to ESG Metrics”

It is significantly more common for European companies to link incentives to performance against ESG metrics as compared to US companies. As mentioned in a recent article, approximately 33% of the largest 350 European companies include an environmental or sustainability metric in incentives, but only 14% of S&P 500 companies do so. Additionally, 11% of European companies have GHG emission reduction targets, compared with only 2% of S&P 500 companies.

recent report from Diligent examines some of the variability across specific national markets in Europe.

Read the full article here. 

Center on Executive Compensation, Commentary, “European Markets Lead on Linking Pay to ESG Metrics