Voting Guidelines Update

Every fall ISS solicits feedback from global governance stakeholders, its clients and corporate issuers regarding its proposed voting policy changes for the upcoming proxy season.  

The annual benchmark voting policy comment period is open until October 26, 2020, 5PM ET.  The comments gathered by ISS will be considered as it finalizes its benchmark voting policies.  The suggested policy updates and clarifications are a result of its recent global policy survey. The updated voting policies, to be finalized and publicly released in mid-November, are expected to go into effect for meetings on or after February 1, 2021. There are 17 proposed policy changes on a global scale and we have highlighted the most noteworthy in this Proxy Update.