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In preparation for updating its voting policies for the 2019 proxy season, ISS is conducting its annual policy survey. This year, the survey consists of two parts, a more general “Governance Principles Survey,” which covers high-level topics and a more detailed “Policy Application Survey,” which is deployed by geographic region.
Institutional investors, companies, corporate directors, and governance organizations are invited to participate in the survey. If ISS’s recommendations are important to your company, you might want to make sure your company participates in the survey. Start with the Governance Principles Survey; upon finishing that section of the survey, you’ll be directed to the Policy Application Survey.
This survey is fairly short and covers the following topics:
Companies have until August 24 to complete the Governance Principles Survey.
The policy application survey drills down on topics that are specific to various regions. The questions that relate to US companies cover the following issues:
Companies have until September 21 to complete the Policy Application Survey.
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