ISS ESG Enhances Governance QualityScore
Methodology with Sustainability Factors

Updates Include Significant Coverage Expansion In 2020

PRODUCT

ISS Launches Custom Climate Voting Service

ISS has announced the launch of a new Custom Climate Voting Service, providing investors with the ability to include customizable climate-related factors in their proxy voting policies starting with the 2020 annual meeting season.

PRODUCT

Expansion of Sector-Based Screening

Assesses companies’ involvement in a wide range of products and services such as alcohol, animal welfare, cannabis, for-profit correctional facilities, gambling, pornography, tobacco and more. Explore new screens for palm oil, Islamic finance, violent video games and many more.

POLICY

ISS Announces 2020 Benchmark Policy Updates

To ensure its global voting policies take into consideration the changing views and needs of its institutional investor clients and the perspectives of companies and the broader corporate governance community, ISS gathers input each year…

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

Carbon Reserves: The Supply Chain of Climate Change

Climate issues continue to gain momentum in the financial community, and investors are increasingly scrutinising companies with fossil fuel reserves. Decarbonizing the energy system is key in limiting the impacts of climate change, and this means limiting the use of, and society’s dependence on, fossil fuels. Get report ›

VOTING

Building a Climate Change Voting Policy

While many institutional investors place climate change as a priority issue among their investment stewardship initiatives, it can be especially challenging to systematically incorporate climate change into proxy voting and engagement strategies. Get report ›

GOVERNANCE

Director Overboarding: Global Trends, Definitions, and Impact

In the 2019 proxy season, “overboarding” became a center-stage issue for many companies and investors. Several large asset managers, including Vanguard, BlackRock, and LGIM, enhanced their voting guidelines to apply stricter criteria, while some directors serving on multiple public company boards faced… Get report ›

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