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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