The Institutional Shareholder Services database (ISS) provides the user with a range of variables related to individual board directors (e.g., name, age, tenure, gender, committee memberships, primary employer and title, etc.) for the universe of S&P 1500 companies (Directors Data). We do also have access both to Company Vote Results US and Company Vote Results Global, two modules which give insight into the voting behavior and voting results. In our licensed package, Shareholder Proposals data is also included. ISS Ratings on companies can be consulted through ISS, too. The access to the governance module, however, provides data on classic takeover defense and other corporate governance provisions.
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) is delivered through the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) platform. Please read the accompanying information on how to use and access WRDS.