CCRcorp Sites  

The CCRcorp Network unlocks access to a world of insights, research, guides and information in a range of specialty areas.

Our Sites


A basis for research and practical guidance focusing on federal securities laws, compliance & corporate governance.


An educational service that provides practical guidance on legal issues involving public and private mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity – and much more.


The “one stop” resource for information about responsible executive compensation practices & disclosure.

Widely recognized as the premier online research platform providing practical guidance on issues involving Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and all of its related rules.


Keeping you in-the-know on environmental, social and governance developments

CFODive reported on a new WTW study about the use of ESG metrics in CEO compensation. The article stated:

“Seventy-six percent of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies used at least one metric for environmental, social and governance performance when creating executive incentive plans last year, a jump of 14 percentage points since 2020, Willis Towers Watson said.”

The increase may be surprising given the political pushback on ESG prevalent in 2023 (WTW’s report was based on data on U.S. companies from proxies filed from October 2022 through September 2023.) But Ken Kuk, WTW’s work and rewards senior director, responded to questions from CFODive about the report – adding that the practice has probably reached:

“‘a point where we will see some plateauing going forward … it’s hard to make sweeping comments about this, as every organization is likely making their own calculation as to how they would react to these market sentiments… [but] for companies that already have ESG metrics in place — and some have put them in not too long ago — removing them presents bad optics.'”

Companies now face conflicting dynamics of ESG-based CEO metrics versus political pressures against publicizing their ESG achievements (see here and here). Add one more interesting aspect of ESG to watch in 2024.

If you aren’t already subscribed to our complimentary ESG blog, sign up here: for daily updates delivered right to you.

Back to all blogs

The Editor

Lawrence Heim has been practicing in the field of ESG management for almost 40 years. He began his career as a legal assistant in the Environmental Practice of Vinson & Elkins working for a partner who is nationally recognized and an adjunct professor of environmental law at the University of Texas Law School. He moved into technical environmental consulting with ENSR Consulting & Engineering at the height of environmental regulatory development, working across a range of disciplines. He was one… View Profile