Wachtell Lipton Discusses ISS Final Voting Policies for the 2022 Proxy Season

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recently released its final U.S. voting policies, which largely track previously proposed policies and become effective for shareholder meetings held on or after February 1, 2022.  Glass Lewis released its final U.S. voting policies for the 2022 proxy season, including specific guidelines on environmental, social and governance matters (ESG), on November 15, 2021, as described here.

ISS’s updated policies focus on climate, board diversity and uneven voting rights in multi-class share structures.  The final voting policies also reflect revisions that reach racial equity or civil rights audits, common and preferred stock authorization and equity-based incentive plans.  … Read more