Our ESOP Corporate Governance Survey is now collecting responses!

The NCEO's ESOP Corporate Governance Survey gathers data on director compensation, board composition and meetings, trustee characteristics and compensation, and other governance topics. The secure, confidential online questionnaire takes 20-30 minutes to complete. Respondents receive a 75% discount on the survey report.

The questionnaire can be previewed here. This data can help your company compare board and trustee compensation to similar ESOP companies, with detailed breakdowns of forms and amounts of pay for inside, outside, and affiliated directors and chairs. It's also a great way to stay up to date with best practices in board composition, committees, meetings, evaluation, succession and more.

The survey will be open through June 18.


Survey Reports

Executive Compensation Survey2020 ESOP Executive Compensation Survey Report

This survey includes detailed compensation data for eight executive positions, including base, incentive, stock-based, and deferred compensation. It also addresses the impact of COVID-19.

For board director compensation data, see our 2019 compensation survey report.

Repurchase Obligation Survey2017 Repurchase Obligation Survey Report

This report covers the major findings of the NCEO's 2017 ESOP Repurchase Obligation Survey. It includes an extensive appendix with separate tables for each survey item.


Corporate Governance Survey2016 Corporate Governance Survey Report

The NCEO's 2016 Corporate Governance Survey covers a wide range of governance issues including board composition, director terms, expected changes to the board, the role of ESOP participants in governance, the characteristics of the ESOP trustee, and trustee and director compensation.


ESPP Survey2016 ESPP Survey Report

The NCEO collaborated with the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and the Certified Equity Professional Institute at Santa Clara University (CEPI) to develop and distribute this survey.