corporate governance Infographics

A Checklist for Conducting Board Evaluations

Board evaluations are a critical component of good governance, and now standard at most large, public companies. However, many smaller companies and private firms lack a rigorous process. The following checklist serves as a quick guide for implementing a process that will ultimately benefit board performance and oversight.

Published: April 2020
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Insights from Aon’s 2020 S&P 1500 Board of Directors Compensation Trends Report

As an Aon CG Pro subscriber, you have exclusive access to executive compensation and corporate governance data, as well as added-value reports like our annual S&P 1500 Board of Director Compensation Trends Report. In addition to reporting on overall pay levels for directors, this in-depth report covers trends in board equity awards, committee composition, meeting prevalence and more. Read on for key findings from this year’s edition.

Published: March 2020
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Reimagining Rewards

The way companies think about rewards is undergoing a fundamental shift. As societal norms and business models continue to evolve, our clients are quickly discovering they need to change both the design and delivery of rewards programs. At Aon, we’re facilitating this change by empowering clients to forge a new path forward in rewards― one designed around themes of flexibility, transparency, pay equity and compelling career paths and experiences for employees.

Published: February 2020
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Are You Ready? Preparing for the 2020 Proxy Season Starts Now!

Don’t wait! Proactively preparing for 2020 meeting and filings will mean a less chaotic and (dare we say) stress-free proxy season. To get you started, we’ve created a list of a few key items to consider to help your company avoid surprises and ensure the best possible outcome at your upcoming shareholder meeting.

Published: November 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Financial Services Companies by Industry

The insurance industry saw an increase in companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies as well as declining average support for pay votes. These results signal that some investors are unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices. Nonetheless, average say-on-pay support is still very strong for banks, diversified financial services and insurance companies.

Published: October 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Technology Companies by Industry

Technology industries that saw an increase in companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies include retail, semiconductors, software & services, and technology hardware. Additionally, software & services and technology hardware companies also saw declining average year-over-year support. These results signal that investors are increasingly unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices.

Published: October 2019
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A Recap of 2019 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Life Sciences Companies by Industry

The life sciences sector saw an increase in the percentage of companies falling under one or both proxy firms’ Board Responsiveness Policies as well as declining average support for pay votes. These results signal that investors are increasingly unwilling to provide corporate issuers the benefit of the doubt in a continued trend of escalating CEO pay levels and more volatile stock prices.

Published: October 2019
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A Recap of 2018 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Technology & Life Sciences Companies

The 2018 proxy season proved challenging for some technology and life sciences companies, as Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) issued more negative Say-on-Pay voting recommendations. As a result, companies saw lower average shareholder support levels. This marks a shift from patterns observed since 2015, where Say-on-Pay results have generally improved from year to year.

Published: August 2018
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A Recap of 2017 Say-on-Pay Voting Results at Technology & Life Sciences Companies

The seventh year of Say-on-Pay contained a bit of turbulence for technology companies, but saw positive levels of shareholder support for life sciences companies. Russell 3000 companies managed to maintain high levels of shareholder support and few voting failures. Take a closer look at full 2017 proxy season results for the technology and life sciences industries.

Published: July 2017
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Proxy Season Rewind: 2016 US Say-on-Pay Results

Despite lower performance in 2015, technology companies still received support for Say-on-Pay from shareholders, with 78.7% garnering over 90% support. After a strong performance year, life sciences companies ended the 2016 Proxy season with 76.7% of companies receiving over 90% support. See how these results compare to prior years and the level of influence proxy advisors have over voting results in our infographic.

Published: August 2016
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