Governance QualityScore global coverage comprises approximately 7,300+ companies in 30 markets, aligning with local market indices, including but not limited to constituents of the S&P 1500, Russell 3000, S&P/TSX Composite, S&P/TSX Small Cap, STOXX600, and JPX-Nikkei 400, augmented with widely held companies. Daily score history is available from 2013.
ISS ESG conducts an annual review to determine opportunities to expand our global coverage to meet the needs of investors globally.
Governance QualityScore uses a numeric, decile-based score that indicates a company’s governance risk relative to their index or region. A score in the 1st decile (QS:1) indicates relatively higher quality governance practices and relatively lower governance risk, and, conversely, a score in the 10th decile (QS:10) indicates relatively higher governance risk. Companies receive an overall QualityScore and a score for each of four categories: Board Structure, Compensation/ Remuneration, Shareholder Rights, and Audit & Risk Oversight.
The Governance QualityScore methodology focuses on the qualitative aspects of governance, including global governance standards and alignment with ISS voting policy in each region.
ISS ESG’s annual methodology review ensures that the methodology remains in step with the ISS benchmark policies as they adapt to reflect developments in regulatory and market practice.
Use ISS ESG’s proprietary DataDesk platform for insight into a company’s corporate governance structures, quick drill-downs into particular areas of concern, and deep dives into underlying governance data.
Easily ingest decile rankings, individual factors, and company identifiers through your own internal processes and highlight scores within internal workflow platforms.
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