Companies can use QualityScore to identify areas that investors may see as presenting governance-related risk and to inform their governance and compensation decisions.
The QualityScore offering for issuers provides premium tools to help companies stay abreast of emerging standards, peer practices, and shareholder priorities. Premium users can benchmark their practices against peers and model the impact of potential changes in their governance structure, thus gaining actionable insight on how to improve their governance practices and QualityScore rating.
This document details the questions analyzed and rationale for inclusion in the factor methodology.
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Companies can use Voting Insight to create an in-depth analysis of investor voting behaviors and aid in the design of their proxy proposals and shareholder outreach campaigns. Voting Insight is an analytical tool that leverages ISS’ unrivaled database and revolutionary model to:
Identify the optimal proposal features that represent strong corporate governance to maximize your chance of receiving shareholder support
Prioritize your outreach campaign by identifying the critical institutional investors to address and tailor the message accordingly
Utilize the industry’s most comprehensive collection of institutional voting and vote results data to benchmark your management or shareholder proposals against your peers, industry or market
Balancing business demands and shareholder preferences can be complicated and the amount of data required to make good decisions is tremendous. Voting Analytics is the most comprehensive source of U.S. mutual fund vote disclosures and top non-U.S. pension funds and large asset managers. Its robust database contains almost 60 million institutional voting records and is based on nearly a decade of vote results for Russell 3000 companies on more than 50 discrete governance topics, including executive compensation, board practices, corporate actions, director elections, and shareholder proposals and proponents.
Voting Analytics helps issuers determine voting patterns and trends by monitoring and analyzing institutional voting policies and historical shareholder meeting results.
Data from 2013 onward
Data from 2003 onward
Data from 2003 onward
500+ institutions and 18,000+ funds
Shareholder proposals are evolving rapidly. From proxy access to climate and sustainability, more and more companies are being petitioned by investors including through shareholder proposals. ICS’ shareholder proponent database tracks roughly 1,000 environmental, social, and governance shareholder proposals each year giving clients real-time insight into which filers are most active, which proposals are being withdrawn and/or settled most often, and which are making it to the ballot.
Stay up-to-date on the latest proxy voting issues and benefit from ISS’ corporate governance and proxy voting expertise with access to ISS historical proxy voting reports, research, and publications.
A comprehensive knowledge-base for all of your corporate governance needs. Clients leverage the Governance Library to access:
An analytical overlay to ICS’ suite of data solutions, allowing you to stay informed about governance issues, trends, and best practices.
Through year-round advisory support and integrated access to the industry’s most robust collection of governance data and analytics, ICS helps you design, manage, and measure your corporate governance program to improve shareholder value and uncover opportunities to maximize your company’s appeal to investors.