The industry standard in governance research & advisory.

ISS offers an unparalleled choice of policy and research solutions, with unsurpassed local market coverage

Governance Advisory Services can be used with our turnkey Proxy Voting Services to ensure complete control of the voting decision.

For over 30 years, ISS has been the leading provider of governance research to institutional investors.

With more than three decades of experience and coverage of approximately 39,000 meetings across 115 countries each year, ISS delivers leading corporate governance solutions that enhance the interaction between shareholders and companies, in order to help shareholders manage risk and drive value.

ISS’ benchmark policy is developed through an inclusive process that takes advantage of ISS’ expertise and the input of the broader governance community. Our commitment to continuous product innovation allows investors to benefit through enhanced research content, improved timeliness and unsurpassed quality.

GOVERNANCE SOLUTIONS AT YOUR SERVICE

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS FOR FLEXIBILTY & CHOICE

ISS offers customized corporate governance guidelines to help you convert your philosophy into an actionable voting policy. Other custom and specialized research services include:

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY & SERVICE

ISS’ proxy analyses provide comprehensive data on board membership, executive compensation, financial performance and ownership to give context for agenda items. ISS applies sophisticated models to evaluate say-on-pay proposals and assess pay-for-performance alignment, and evaluate equity-based pay plans and increases in authorized shares.

Our engagement with appropriate company officials, top institutional holders and other parties helps to inform our analysis and vote recommendations. And every report undergoes a stringent internal review process, with ongoing audits to ensure quality and timeliness.

GLOBAL REACH, LOCAL EXPERTISE

As your corporate governance partner, ISS brings a global infrastructure to meet your needs for proxy voting compliance, with the ability to factor in local market best practices in governance and its impact on financial performance. High-touch support from our dedicated account management team, custom policy team, and client helpdesk ensures your success.

UNPARALLELED CHOICE, UNSURPASSED COVERAGE

ISS understands that investors’ needs vary based on investment philosophies, portfolios and types of clients they serve. That’s why we offer a wide variety of governance policies and proxy voting solutions. ISS’ comprehensive global coverage expands approximately 39,000 meetings and 200,000+ agenda items each year across more than 115 established and emerging markets.

GOVERNANCE SCORES & DATA

Governance scores and data designed to help institutional investors identify governance risk within portfolio companies. QualityScore provides investors with the tools and insight they need to assess governance attributes categorized under four pillars: Board Structure, Shareholder Rights, Compensation/Remuneration, and Audit & Risk Oversight.

GOVERNANCE EXCHANGE

Clients also receive access to Governance Exchange, an innovative, secure and robust online community focused on corporate governance.

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