Proxy Advisors and Investors Prep: 2017 Proxy Season (Dec. 2016)

As 2016 draws to a close, shareholder proponents and proxy advisors have begun laying the groundwork for the 2017 proxy season. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis recently released their U.S. voting policy updates which address a range of issues including directors’ outside board service, restrictions on the submission of binding shareholder proposals, governance provisions at newly public companies, and gender pay parity.