Appearances Matter According To ISS' Proxy Voting Guidelines

Last month, Institutional Shareholder Services published its Americas 2022 Proxy Voting Guidelines.  As part of its updated guidelines, ISS has removed the "grace" period for board diversity so that its policy now reads as follows:

ISS' Arbitrary And Capricious Assessment Of Board Diversity

Last week, Liz Dunshee at noted that ISS has updated its policies and procedures to explain how it assesses racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, ISS considers board diversity in making voting recommendations for two of its...

Would Glass Lewis Have Anything To Do If It Were Consistent?

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously derided a foolish consistency, famously writing in his essay, Self-Reliance:

Is ISS A Board Declassification Denier?

Institutional Shareholder Services (aka ISS) recently published its 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Update. Among other changes, ISS will now recommend a vote against or withhold from the entire board of directors (except new nominees, who...