RiskMetrics Group today launched its Governance Policy Exchange, a first-ever platform that offers a direct view into the corporate governance policies and principles that drive the proxy voting decisions of leading institutions. Policy Exchange users are able to compare and contrast diverse policy views spanning six governance topics and more than 100 sub-categories, facilitating more informed governance decision-making across the institutional investment community.
The initial participants in RiskMetrics Group's Policy Exchange include these leading institutions, known for their views on issues like board accountability, executive compensation, capital restructuring and shareholder rights: TIAA-CREF, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Domini Social Investments, and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds. The policies are supported with downloadable audio interviews with Policy Exchange participants. A feedback tool allows platform users to comment and submit questions to the participating institutions.
In the coming weeks, new governance policies from institutional investors, issuers and industry groups will be added, building a library that reflects the financial community's broad range of perspectives on corporate governance. The RiskMetrics Policy Exchange is accessible to all interested parties free of charge. To register as a member of the Policy Exchange, please visit here.