The Global Leader in Corporate Governance

For three decades, ISS has remained true to its mission:

Enabling the financial community to manage governance risk for the benefit of shareholders.

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and socially responsible investment (SRI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. ISS’ solutions include: objective governance research and recommendations; SRI data, analytics, and research; end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions; turnkey securities class-action claims management; and reliable global governance data and modeling tools.

Institutional clients turn to ISS to apply their corporate governance views, identify environmental, social and governance risk, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis.

ISS is a global company with approximately 900 employees spread across 17 offices in 12 countries. ISS covers approximately 38,000 companies in 115 countries yearly, delivering proxy research and vote recommendations while working closely with clients to execute more than 8.5 million ballots representing four trillion shares. ISS’ SRI research covers more than 13,000 companies across the globe. Our flexible coverage universe expands correspondingly with our clients’ holdings.

ISS analysts have unique expertise and insight on the governance and SRI landscape, local market voting practices and regulatory requirements, along with expertise in varied fields such as law, M&A, compensation, and analytics.