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Sep 30, 2020

Shearman & Sterling Releases 18th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey

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SHEARMAN & STERLING RELEASES 18TH ANNUAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION SURVEY 

We just released our 18th Annual Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Survey.

In last year’s Survey, we noted that concern for environmental and social issues (the “E” and the “S” of “ESG”) had reached an inflection point, having taken center stage from the more traditional governance issues (the “G” of ESG) that had been a staple of investor advocacy and discussion. This year’s dramatic and unprecedented events have compelled board members to acknowledge that the corporation’s obligation to society at large has only intensified, with some influential voices going so far as to question the long-standing shareholder primacy model of the corporation.

The Survey also continues to report on traditional governance topics, including shareholder engagement, shareholder activism, governance practices of newly public companies, CEO pay ratio, compensation clawback policies, cybersecurity and board diversity, among others. Across all topics, our goal is to provide an overview of the current corporate governance landscape and to identify best practices for Boards.

In addition to the articles, the Survey consists of a review of key governance characteristics of the Top 100 Companies, which we define as the 100 largest U.S. public, noncontrolled companies that have equity securities listed on the NYSE or Nasdaq, measured by market capitalization and revenue.

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Authors and Contributors

Richard Alsop

Partner

Capital Markets

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+1 212 848 7333

New York

George Casey

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+1 212 848 8787

+1 212 848 8787

New York

Doreen E. Lilienfeld

Partner

Compensation, Governance & ERISA

+1 212 848 7171

+1 212 848 7171

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+1 650 838 3804

New York

Gillian Emmett Moldowan

Partner

Compensation, Governance & ERISA

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+1 212 848 5356

New York

Lona Nallengara

Partner

Capital Markets

+1 212 848 8414

+1 212 848 8414

New York

Scott Petepiece

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+1 212 848 8576

+1 212 848 8576

New York

Kristina L. Trauger

Partner

Capital Markets

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+1 212 848 4879

New York

Matthew Behrens

Associate

Compensation, Governance & ERISA

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+1 212 848 7045

New York

Mark A. Dunham, Jr.

Associate

Capital Markets

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+1 212 848 4767

New York

Arielle L. Katzman

Associate

Capital Markets

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+1 212 848 4451

New York

Gina Lee

Associate

Capital Markets

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New York

Daniel Yao

Associate

Capital Markets

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+1 212 848 7506

New York