To ensure its voting policies take into consideration the perspectives of the corporate governance community and the views of its institutional clients, ISS gathers broad input each year from institutional investors, issuers, and other market constituents through a variety of channels and mediums.
Following the release of its global policy survey results, ISS made available for public comment 15 discrete voting policies for 2017. The policy comment period closed on Nov. 10.
In sum, ISS received 47 comment submissions from 46 separate organizations and individuals. Of these, 36 commentators agreed to allow for their submission to be disclosed publicly.