ISS Opens Global Policy Survey for 2020
Publication Date: July 23, 2019 

ISS launched its Annual Policy Survey and invites institutional investors, companies, corporate directors, and all other market constituents to respond to the survey, which is a component of ISS’ annual benchmark policy development process. ISS describes the survey as the first step in their annual review and has stated that they will seek comment on specific proposed changes to its policies later in the year.

Topics in the survey cover a broad range of issues, including: board gender diversity, director over-boarding, and director accountability relating to climate change risk, globally; combined chairman and CEO posts; the sun-setting of multi-class capital structures in the U.S.; and the use of Economic Value Added (EVA) in ISS’ quantitative pay-for-performance, financial-performance-analysis secondary screen for companies. The survey closes on August 9, 2019, at 5pm ET.