ISS and Glass Lewis Provide Guidance on their Voting Policies Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Glass Lewis address limited circumstances where their policies may be applied with flexibility, both advisory firms also assert that their current policies already afford sufficient discretion to deal with company-specific situations amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Both ISS and Glass Lewis expect the COVID-19 pandemic to impact governance issues through the 2020 and 2021 proxy seasons and underscore that company disclosure will be critical in evaluating actions taken in response to the pandemic. In this Alert, we summarize the areas of guidance for this proxy season provided by ISS and Glass Lewis. We also discuss Glass Lewis’ new Report Feedback Statement (RFS) service, which allows companies to provide direct unedited feedback on Glass Lewis’ research reports.

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