Is Now the Time to Include Sustainability Metrics in Executive Incentives?
As the dust settles on the 2017 proxy season, shareholders have once again ratcheted up their demands for broader corporate accountability. One of those demands is for more corporate commitment on sustainability: top institutional investors have spoken out forcefully. Outside shareholders have filed an increasing number of shareholder proposals—and those proposals have gained much more support than in the past.
With the pressure mounting, is it time for sustainability metrics to make their way into executive incentives? We believe that the answer is, yes, particularly for those companies with the most to gain from sustainability and for those facing the most downside risk.
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