On October 19, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) announced the results of its Policy Application Survey (PAS). The PAS, which ran from August 3 through October 6, reflects 328 responses: 77 from institutional investors and organizations representing them, and 251 from members of the corporate community, including companies, consultants/advisors to companies, corporate directors and other trade organizations. These surveys often provide a good indication of potential changes to ISS’s voting policies. It is expected that ISS will publish its draft 2018 policy updates and open its comment period in late October, and release its final policy updates in November.
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