ISS Opens Annual Global Policy Survey for 2021 | Practical Law

ISS Opens Annual Global Policy Survey for 2021 | Practical Law

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) invited investors, companies, and other interested market constituents to complete its 2021 annual global policy survey.

ISS Opens Annual Global Policy Survey for 2021

Practical Law Legal Update w-026-8175 (Approx. 4 pages)

ISS Opens Annual Global Policy Survey for 2021

by Practical Law Corporate & Securities
Published on 30 Jul 2020USA (National/Federal)
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) invited investors, companies, and other interested market constituents to complete its 2021 annual global policy survey.
On July 29, 2020, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) opened its Annual Global Policy Survey for 2021. The purpose of this survey is to guide ISS' policy development. Because some questions are specific to a region, respondents can skip questions that do not apply to them.
The 2021 survey includes questions regarding ISS' policy guidance issued earlier in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues, such as:
Additional topics covered are:
  • Global level issues related to:
  • Regional and market level topics, including:
    • independent board chairs in the US;
    • pan-European executive and director remuneration;
    • director independence classifications in Russia;
    • board and corporate governance reports in the Middle East;
    • auditor fees in Sub-Saharan Africa;
    • board independence, capital misallocation tied to cross-shareholdings, and director elections in Japan;
    • director independence related to tenure in India; and
    • material governance failures in Korea.
The survey will close on August 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
ISS has again streamlined the survey by limiting the questions and aggregating them into one survey. As in prior years, after the survey closes, ISS will consider the results, release proposed policies for 2021 and beyond, and open a public comment period on those proposed policies.