According to this fifth annual study of executive pay by compensation expert Rosanna Landis Weaver, 100 CEOs are making several hundred times, or more, the median wage of their employees, even as their companies’ stocks underperform. Her accessible and eye-opening report presents investors and analysts with mounting evidence that excessive executive pay packages can hurt a firm’s shares, raise inequality and invite public scrutiny. But on the upside, Weaver finds, change is beginning to happen.
About the Author
Rosanna Landis Weaver is a policy expert on corporate governance who provides executive compensation analyses for major nonprofit organizations.