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Financial Data Databases

About this database

Institutional Sharehold Services (ISS) special focus and commitment to meeting the needs of academics involves several key extra-financial datasets, delivering insights to help researchers examine governance risk and understand key issues or trends in the areas of board, compensation, shareholder proposals, institutional voting records and shareholder meeting results.

Available resources:

  • Directors

Universe of S&P 1500 companies —range of variables related to individual board directors (e.g., name, age, tenure, gender, committee memberships, primary employer and title, etc.

  • Governance

Provides data on classic takeover defense and other corporate governance provisions, including: classified boards, cumulative voting, golden parachutes, poison pills, state takeover laws

  • Shareholder Proposal
Access proposals that came to a vote as well as those that were withdrawn by the proponent or allowed to be omitted from the proxy by the SEC • Access lead filer of the proposal, the meeting date, and outcome.
  • Voting Results
Analyze vote results at the company and proposal level and identify trends in corporate governance