On July 22, 2019, ISS released its 2019 Benchmark Policy Survey. The survey can be accessed at:
The board of director and compensation-related questions include:
- Board gender diversity, including what might constitute a mitigating factor
- Director overboarding
- Combined CEO/Chair role in the U.S.
- Display of prior GAAP metrics used prior to the proposed use of EVA in ISS’ Financial Performance secondary screen as part of its quantitative pay-for-performance analysis for Say-on-Pay vote recommendations
ISS will use the responses to this policy survey in formulating its 2020 policy updates.