Breakout Series 2
12:30 - 13:15
Location: Ground Floor, Marconi

2.4 Navigating a Recession: The Impact on Employee Share Plan Communications


With inflation sitting at a four-decade high and share prices falling, companies are facing multiple questions of increasing urgency: how will this impact our equity compensation packages? Do we need to adjust our share plans to accommodate for this? And how do we ease any uncertainty among employees around their share plan contributions?

The panel will assess the current economic landscape and take lessons from the past, especially for those who may not have experienced a recession.

Attend this session to:

  • Discover how incorporating agility into your equity compensation packages may cushion an otherwise bumpy ride.
  • Find out how to soften the impact of an economic downturn for employees.
  • Get tips on creating supportive and sensitive employee communications.
  • Understand the importance of providing relevant financial education to your staff and the impact it can have on their wellbeing.
  • Find out why this is the crucial time for maintaining and focusing on equity incentives.


Sarah Long, Wealth at Work (UK)
Robert Merino, Global Shares (UK)
Martin Osborne-Shaw, Global Shares (UK)
Julie Shepherd, FGE, The Sage Group plc (UK)

CPE Credit
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Level: 0