2014 Policy Information

ISS’ voting recommendations on management and shareholder proposals at publicly traded companies are intended to assist institutional investors in meeting their fiduciary requirements with respect to voting by promoting long-term shareholder value creation and risk mitigation at their portfolio firms through support of responsible global corporate governance practices.

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Regional Overview
New for 2014, ISS is providing overviews for the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions that detail key considerations for governance stakeholders operating in area markets. Included in the overviews are the latest on market trends, discussion of the regulatory environment, and a high-level overview of ISS’ approach to evaluating management and, where applicable, shareholder proposals relating to corporate audits, board practices, management and director compensation, shareholder rights and takeover defenses, environmental and social issues, and mergers and acquisitions. Click below to download a regional overview.

2014 Policy Updates

See also ISS’ new Benchmark Consultation Period seeking feedback on policy approaches to certain topics that may guide longer term policy changes (beyond 2014).

2014 Voting Policies

Americas Region 2014 Voting Policies

United States

Canada

EMEA Region 2014 Voting Policies

Europe

ISS’ European Policy includes Eastern and Central Europe

United Kingdom & Ireland

ISS’ UK Corporate Governance Policy is based exclusively on the Policy and Voting Guidelines published by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF)

Israel

Specialty Policies
Taft-Hartley Proxy Voting Guidelines

Sustainability Proxy Voting Guidelines

Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Proxy Voting Guidelines

Faith-Based Proxy Voting Guidelines

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