Global Governance Advisors was founded on the premise that effective boards and properly designed executive and director compensation plans are the lynchpins that enable effective governance.
The notion that well-designed compensation plans, good corporate governance, and superior performance all go hand-in-hand is more than common sense and is supported by conclusive empirical evidence from numerous studies. Conversely, poorly designed compensation plans - usually designed by boards either without professional advice or by advisors who are inexperienced or conflicted - often lead to ineffective, dangerous, and at times, illegal behaviour. Since Global Governance Advisors works exclusively for shareholders, in collaboration with senior management via board sponsored mandates, it successfully provides boards with expert, defensible and innovative compensation advice without the threat of conflict.
We are a recognized global professional advisory firm that exclusively assists boards, executives and investment organizations in maximizing the effectiveness of their executive compensation, board governance, and overall human resources committee mandate. With the goal of increasing shareholder value and mitigating board risk, our impartial advice and expertise centers primarily on compensation which is often underestimated as an effective governance tool or value generator.