WEBINARS & EVENTS
ISS Corporate Solutions Presents: An Overview of ISS ESG’s E&S QualityScore Methodology Enhancements for 2023
SEP 18, 2023
ISS ESG, the sustainable investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services, recently enhanced its Environmental & Social (E&S) QualityScore scoring methodology. More than 150 factors underlying the scoring were revised for greater relevance, close to 50 factors retired, and more than 60 new factors added. In this webinar, ISS Corporate Solutions’ Sustainability Advisory team reviewed the enhancements to ISS ESG’s E&S QualityScore methodology.
The Evolution of Say-on-Pay
SEP 11, 2023
In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act mandated a non-binding Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation, know colloquially as “Say-on-Pay.” Executive compensation practices, disclosures, and the regulatory environment have evolved considerably since Dodd-Frank; and Say-on-Pay has become a key process for shareholder-board dialogue. With the new Pay-versus-Performance disclosure requirement and soon to be effective listing standards on clawback policies, all the generally-applicable executive compensation rules mandated by Dodd-Frank will be in place: we are entering a new era for Say-on-Pay.
Navigating the Sustainability Landscape in 2023
MAY 3, 2023
Amidst expanding regulatory mandates for sustainability-related disclosures, growing concerns over the insufficient pace and scale of the low carbon transition and the intensifying impacts of climate change, shifting workforce dynamics in a post-pandemic era, divisive political backlash against ESG in the U.S., and other risks and opportunities rapidly reshaping the sustainability landscape – the Sustainability function is arguably now playing a more central role in shaping business strategy than ever before.
Proxy Advisor Canada Policy Updates for 2023
JANUARY 30, 2023
On Wednesday, January 25th, ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) led an engaging conversation reviewing Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis 2023 policy updates for Canada.
Proxy Advisor U.S. Policy Updates for 2023
DECEMBER 9, 2022
On Thursday, December 8th ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) led an engaging conversation reviewing Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis 2023 policy updates for the U.S.
Sustainable Finance in 2022 – A Year of Resilience
OCTOBER 28, 2022
On Wednesday, October 26th, ISS Corporate Solutions connected with Sustainable Finance specialists and industry leaders at Natixis CIB and ISS ESG to share insights on various topics.
Canadian Proxy Season Review 2022
SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
On Thursday, September 8th, ISS Corporate Solutions’ (ICS) Canadian advisory team reviewed executive compensation, sustainability, and corporate governance trends observed during the 2022 proxy season.
The Next Era of ESG: Trends, Challenges, and Actionable Insights for 2022
APRIL 22, 2022
In this global webinar, ISS Corporate Solutions Sustainability Advisors examine the most common questions they encounter in their work, providing data, insights, and resources on key topics such as:
- Navigating ESG Reporting Standards and Regulations
- Action Planning for Net Zero Commitments
- Best Practices in Human Capital Management
- Charting a Sustainable Supply Chain
- Managing Impact with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Proxy Advisor Canada Policy Updates for 2022: A Briefing with ICS’ Advisory Team
JANUARY 27, 2022
On Thursday, January 27th, ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) led an engaging conversation reviewing Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis 2022 policy updates for Canada.
Proxy Advisor U.S. Policy Updates for 2022: A Briefing with ICS’ Advisory Team
DECEMBER 10, 2021
On Thursday, December 9th, ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) led an engaging conversation reviewing Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis 2022 policy updates for the U.S.
What’s Next? COP26 and Corporate Climate Action
DECEMBER 3, 2021
Amid a year of unprecedented change, we are all the more aware of the impact of climate change, and the growing pressure on businesses, investors and governments to act now. As more data and research becomes available on the rapidly worsening effect climate change is having on the planet, companies need to realize the implications of their actions.
A Roadmap to Effective Corporate Shareholder Engagement
NOVEMBER 4, 2021
On Thursday, November 4th, ISS Corporate Solutions’ (ICS) advisory team hosted a discussion on the importance of ESG shareholder engagement for public companies globally, detailing practical steps for companies to improve their shareholder engagement efforts.
2021 U.S. Proxy Season Review
OCTOBER 4, 2021
On Thursday, September 30, ISS Corporate Solutions hosted a webinar covering executive compensation, sustainability, and corporate governance trends observed during the 2021 proxy season.
The 21st Century Board (of Directors)
SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
By popular demand, ISS Corporate Solutions and CCRCorp teamed up again this year for a new partnership webinar exploring the current state of listed boards in the U.S. against the changing expectations of institutional investors and societal stakeholders. In addition to “traditional” corporate governance lenses of independence, tenure, and a recent focus on gender diversity, stakeholders are considering additional criteria around who is on a public company’s board.
Canadian Proxy Season 2021 Review
AUGUST 19, 2021
On Wednesday, August 18th ISS Corporate Solutions’ (ICS) Canadian advisory team reviewed executive compensation, sustainability, and corporate governance trends observed during the 2021 proxy season.
2021 U.S. Compensation by the Numbers
MAY 21, 2021
On Wednesday, May 19th, the ISS Corporate Solutions team reviewed current and emerging trends in executive compensation, including:
- A quantitative look at CEO pay and other trends
- The impact of COVID-19 on pay and incentive programs
- Say on Pay outcomes and highlights
Sustainability in Conversation: Coming to Terms with Terms
MAY 6, 2021
On Wednesday 5th May, ISS Corporate Solutions’ sustainability advisors and Novo Nordisk’s Cora Olsen discussed what sustainability means for corporate issuers and how it differs from the concept of ESG. The dialogue centered around understanding the important role various terms play in defining business and communication strategies. This included:
- The origin and evolution of ESG and corporate sustainability
- Data as a tool to drive change
- Steps companies can take to embed sustainability in their business
The State of ESG in 2021
MARCH 18, 2021
On Thursday, March 18th, the ISS Corporate Solutions advisory team reviewed current and emerging ESG trends from a corporate perspective, including:
- The expansion of environmental and social issues into compensation programs
- The growth of sustainable finance
- Increased investor focus on human capital and climate change
- The impact of legally mandated ESG disclosures across the globe
2021 Canadian Policy Update
JANUARY 27, 2021
On January 27, 2021, the ISS Corporate Solutions advisory team reviewed the ISS 2021 Benchmark Policy updates, including:
- Board Gender Diversity
- Shareholder Litigation Rights
- E&S Oversight
- And more
2021 U.S. Policy Update
NOVEMBER 20, 2020
On November 19, 2020, the ISS Corporate Solutions advisory team reviewed 2021 ISS Benchmark Policy updates
Fireside Chat: Understanding Investor Perspectives on Climate with Boston Trust Walden
NOVEMBER 16, 2020
On November 12, 2020 ICS Sustainability Advisor, Emmanuelle Palikuca interviewed Laura Devenney, Senior ESG Research Analyst from Boston Trust Walden.
Incentive Design and Goal-Setting Considerations for 2021
OCTOBER 30, 2020
On October 28th, 2020, ISS Corporate Solutions hosted a discussion on how companies should be thinking about planning next year’s compensation plans, in light of the unprecedented impact of COVID-19.
Introduction to Sustainable Finance
OCTOBER 14, 2020
On October 13, 2020, ISS Corporate Solutions joined special guests from BASF to discuss recent trends in green loan adoption.
ESG: A Conversation with American Century Investments
OCTOBER 2, 2020
Nicole Bouquet, Head of Sustainability Advisory Services with ICS sat down for an interview with Guillaume Mascotto, Vice President, Head of ESG and Investment Stewardship at American Century Investments to answer some questions we frequently receive from clients regarding ESG.
Canadian 2020 Post-Proxy Season Review
AUGUST 17, 2020
On August 13, 2020, ISS Corporate Solutions recapped of the 2020 Proxy Season for Canadian companies.
ESG Data: Investor Use-Cases and Corporate Adoption
AUGUST 7, 2020
ISS Corporate Solutions and CCRcorp hosted a webinar on August 6, 2020 to help corporate legal professionals better understand the ESG landscape and how investors use ESG data to make investment decisions.
Overview: ISS ESG Corporate Rating
MARCH 3, 2020
- What is the ISS ESG Corporate Rating? How does it compare to Environmental and Social QualityScore?
- Why are there multiple signals?
- How are investors using this data?
- Walk-through of a sample report
Overview: ISS Climate Awareness Scorecard
FERBUARY 14, 2020
- What is the ISS Climate Awareness Scorecard?
- Why is ISS including it on company reports and how are investors using it?
- Walk-through of a sample report
2020 Proxy Advisor Canadian Policy Updates
JANUARY 27, 2020
On January 23rd, ISS Corporate Solutions discussed the changes to ISS 2020 Canadian policies, and a discussion of updates to ISS’s Canadian Governance QualityScore methodology.
Trends in ESG Investing
DECEMBER 19, 2019
ISS Corporate Solutions hosted a webinar on December 19, 2019 to review:
- The Evolution of ESG Over 10 Years
- What We Learned from 2019
- 2020 Sneak Peek
- Overview of ISS Climate Awareness Scorecard
2020 Proxy Advisor Policy Updates Webinar Replay
NOVEMBER 21, 2019
On November 21, 2019, ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS) hosted a webinar that analyzed the changes to ISS’ and Glass Lewis’s 2020 U.S. policies, and discussed updates to ISS’s U.S. Governance QualityScore methodology.
Trends in Peer Group Construction
MAY 30, 2019
This webinar replay reviews trends and best practices in peer group selection. We look at how data and analytics can help companies streamline and simplify the traditionally manual and time-consuming process of developing compensation and performance peer groups.
EVA Profile Walk-Through
FEBRUARY 27, 2019
In this 30 minute webinar we reviewed the four key metrics of EVA and walked through the EVA Profile Report to explain what each number means and how to interpret the data.
2019 Canadian ISS Policy Update
JANUARY 10, 2019 | 2:00 PM ET
In this presentation, ISS Corporate Solutions advisors analyzed the changes to ISS’s and Glass Lewis’s Canadian policies, and discussed the recent updates to ISS’s Governance QualityScore methodology.
Economic Value Add (EVA) 101
DECEMBER 17, 2018
In this webinar replay, ISS Corporate Solutions advisors walked through the basics of EVA including:
- How to calculate EVA
- How EVA compares to other popular financial metrics
- Examples of ways companies have used EVA to make business decisions