Tag Archives: Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)

ISS Updates Proxy Voting Guidelines for 2017

Last month, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) published updates to its proxy voting guidelines effective for meetings on or after February 1, 2017.  Key compensation-related changes include the following: Non-Employee Director Compensation Programs In the case of management proposals seeking shareholder […]

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Upcoming Equity Plan Proposal? ISS Invites U.S. Companies to Verify Equity Plan Data

Institutional Shareholder Services, or ISS, invites U.S. companies to verify the data it uses to evaluate proxy statement equity plan proposals.  ISS previously announced a move to a “balanced scorecard” approach for its evaluation of equity plan proposals.  Data verification […]

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Looking Ahead – ISS 2014 Draft Policies and Proxy Survey Results

Looking Ahead – ISS 2014 Draft Policies and Proxy Survey Results Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) conducts an annual survey to obtain input on corporate governance issues.  The survey results are considered by ISS in preparing annual updates to its proxy […]

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Proposed Changes to ISS Proxy Voting Policies

On October 16, 2012, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) issued for comment several proposed proxy voting policy changes.  The following would affect U.S. public companies: Board Matters Current Policy: Recommend vote against or withhold votes from the entire board (except new […]

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