Revisiting annual incentive goals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Case Study 1 of 4: Adjust full-year goals with commensurate reduction to CEO STI award

Given the continued uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted on the earnings outlook for almost every corporate issuer in 2020, ICS took a “pen-to-paper” approach to illustrate a series of potential frameworks Compensation Committees could consider for adjusting annual incentive goals or metrics in 2020 in an effort to establish a more realistic structure for properly incentivizing executives.

This is the first in a series of four case studies. All frameworks are intended to be illustrative in nature and do not reflect a specific recommendation on behalf of ISS Corporate Solutions (“ICS”).

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