2012 ISS Policy Information
Our broad-based policy formulation process collects feedback from a diverse range of market participants through multiple channels: an annual Policy Survey of institutional investors and corporate issuers, roundtables with industry groups, and ongoing feedback during proxy season. ISS' policy board uses this input in forming draft policy updates, the most significant of which are published for an open review and comment period. More information on Policy Outreach for 2012-2013.
Following is information on ISS' benchmark proxy voting policy guidelines. These policies will be in effect for shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2012.
2012 Policy Updates
United States Policy
2012 U.S. Proxy Voting Summary Guidelines (Updated January 31, 2012)2012 U.S. Proxy Voting Concise GuidelinesEvaluating Pay for Performance: ISS' Quantitative and Qualitative Approach2012 U.S. Capital/Restructuring Policy FAQ 2012 U.S. Audit/Board Policy FAQ 2012 Concise Compensation FAQ2012 Comprehensive Compensation FAQ Industry Group US TSR Medians for Performance-Related PoliciesA Shareholder Perspective on the Valuation of Stock Options Frequently Asked Questions on US Policy Interpretation and Research Process
This standalone policy covers European markets, excluding Eastern and Central Europe.
United Kingdom Policy
2012 International Proxy Voting Summary Guidelines2012 Japan Proxy Voting Summary Guidelines 2012 Japan Proxy Voting Summary Guidelines (Japanese /日本語)2012 China Proxy Voting Guidelines2012 Hong Kong Proxy Voting Guidelines 2012 Singapore Proxy Voting Guidelines 2012 Australia Proxy Voting Guidelines 2012 New Zealand Proxy Voting Guidelines2012 Korea Proxy Voting Summary Guidelines (New)