Annual Conference sees the GECN emerging as a stronger independent global compensation and governance adviser
January 13, 2020
The sixth Annual Conference of the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group (GECN) took place in Zurich from 6 to 8 January, hosted by Swiss-based group member, HCM International.
The GECN is a group of five independent advisory firms specialising in executive compensation and corporate governance. It comprises 95 professionals operating from nine offices globally (www.gecn.com). GECN member firms have offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Kiev, Geneva, Zurich, Singapore, Melbourne and Sidney. MM&K represents the GECN in the UK.
Key topics discussed were how to co-ordinate and optimise leverage of the wealth of knowledge and consulting experience that resides within the GECN to add value to clients globally. Good progress has been made over the past year, as evidenced by the increasing number of global projects won by GECN member firms working together.
The GECN adds value globally through objective, tailored advice and implementation provided by high-quality independent professional firms. The advice provided by GECN is supported by the Group’s data collection, research and analysis facilities.
In 2019, GECN interviewed 25 institutional investors and their advisors globally to gather information about the areas of corporate governance behaviours which are of most concern to them. Perhaps not surprisingly, ESG factors appear high on the list. The report of this research is available from Margarita Skripina
This year, GECN will look at the ways in which corporates globally have been tackling the issues raised by investors.