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More About Pay than About Performance

In this paper, we analyse changes to chief executive officer (CEO) pay considering the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as trends in remuneration components and performance measures.

Executive remuneration is a vital issue for stakeholders and investors, specifically regarding pandemic-era pay cuts and the inclusion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance metrics.

Data and insights from CGLytics (a Diligent brand), provide a current executive pay landscape for both the ASX 300 and the ASX 100. This report gives stakeholders insights into the relative positioning and alignment of CEO total realised pay (TRP) against the total shareholder return (TSR) over one- and three-year periods.

This report also provides essential information on the executive remuneration practices of Australian companies and sheds light on stakeholder concerns to better understand corporate governance trends in the Australian market for the upcoming 2021 proxy season.