The ICS Story
Since our beginnings in 1997, ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) has upheld a legacy of providing industry standard solutions in corporate governance, executive compensation, and sustainability.
Partnering with stakeholders, we continue to design innovative products that keep pace with business needs.
August 1997 ICS is established as a separate business unit within ISS
January 1998 ICS launches Compass, an innovative online tool for designing and benchmarking equity incentive plan proposals
August 2002 Corporate Governance Quotient (“CGQ”), the predecessor to Governance QuickScore, is launched by ISS and quickly established as the leading measure of governance risk
November 2004 ICS launches Voting Analytics, the most comprehensive database of shareholder meeting voting results and institutional investor proxy voting records
June 2011 ICS launches ExecComp Analytics and ExecComp Suite, innovative new tools for benchmarking compensation, assessing pay-for-performance alignment, and preparing for Say-on-Pay votes
July 2014 ICS establishes its first presence in Asia, hiring its first employee in Singapore
August 2014 ISS acquires Incentive Lab, a provider of compensation data tools and analytics.
May 2015 ICS launches to the market the Award Simulator and related ExecComp Design and ExecComp Platinum service packages
September 2015 ICS establishes a presence in Tokyo, Japan
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