IR Magazine: What to do when investors feel there’s a misalignment on pay for performance

October 11, 2021

Kira Ciccarelli

This year’s proxy season saw a slight erosion of investor support for executive compensation. In isolation, this may not seem too concerning, but investor confidence in pay for performance has been on the slide for several years.
Executive compensation has been one of the most widely discussed issues for shareholders in recent history. Pay for performance is the mantra of shareholders and investors; the issue of a material disconnect between pay and performance has always been at the heart of executive compensation and a real area of contention for shareholders and investors. An improperly compensated executive can cost shareholders financially and can lead to a misalignment of the interests of executives with those of shareholders and investors. Read the full article here.  By Dottie Schindlinger, Executive Director, Diligent Institute

About the author

Lead Research Specialist

Kira Ciccarelli is the Lead Research Specialist of the Diligent Institute, the modern governance think tank and global research arm of Diligent Corporation. In her role, Kira researches and produces high-level modern governance reports, blog articles and podcasts designed to inform director decision-making and highlight best practices.

Before joining Diligent, Kira worked in a variety of data-driven research roles, including analyzing global aid funds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and compiling a meta-analysis of political experimental findings for the Analyst Institute. She holds a BA in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.