Did you know?

According to Center data, nearly one in five S&P 500 companies included either a realized pay or realizable pay disclosure as a supplement to the summary compensation table.

Since 2010 there have been only 15 pay ratio related shareholder proposals. These proposals have averaged over 93% shareholder opposition with no single proposal receiving over 10% support.

Advocacy and Analysis

View All Issues

Center News Stories

View All News

US's Largest Asset Managers Convene "Secret" Corporate Governance Summit

February 5, 2016 [Center News Story]

This week, a coalition of the US's largest institutional investors led by JP Morgan CEO …

SEC Staff to Allow Shareholder Proposals Which Give Preference to Buybacks Over Dividends

February 5, 2016 [Center News Story]

Continuing a trend of narrowing the scenarios in which companies can exclude …

In Annual Letter, BlackRock CEO Urges Companies to Align Metrics, Talent With Long-Term Strategy

February 5, 2016 [Center News Story]

This week, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink sent letters to CEOs of all S&P 500 companies and …

Yahoo! Shareholders Given Green Light to Investigate 2014 Firing, $60M Severance Deal of Ex-COO

February 5, 2016 [Center News Story]

More than two years after Yahoo! made national headlines for giving a $60 million …

Fixed Pay Up, Variable Pay Down for Financial Institutions in 2015, Says Study

February 5, 2016 [Center News Story]

Although total pay for global financial institutions remained generally static in 2015, …

SEC Chair Declares Intent to Finalize Dodd-Frank Exec Comp Rules in 2016, Focus on Board Governance Issues

January 29, 2016 [Center News Story]

This week, SEC Chair Mary Jo White stated that the agency intends to complete the remaining …