If you are one of the many who have already responded to ISS' 2011 Policy Survey, we thank you for your input. We very much appreciate your participation in our policy process. If you have not yet responded, we hope you will take a few minutes to complete the survey today. It is available by clicking here.
As a reminder, ISS collects market feedback on emerging governance issues as part of our uniquely transparent process for updating our proxy voting policies. Our annual Policy Survey is an important source of broad-based input about the topics that matter to investors and all financial market participants. Your survey responses are an important starting point for our broader policy formulation process.
We hope you will take the time to complete the survey, which will close on Aug. 26. More information on the policy development process, including survey results, summaries of outreach activities, and draft and final policy updates, will all be made freely available to the market via the ISS Policy Gateway.
Throughout the policy formulation process, we place a strong emphasis on proactive outreach, broad-based input, effective communication, thoughtful policy application, and sound decision-making. No other proxy advisory firm goes to the lengths ISS does to advance the corporate governance dialogue and to achieve a higher level of understanding and collaboration between investors and the companies in which they invest.
Please note that the 2011 Policy Survey will close on Aug. 26. We truly appreciate your thoughtful feedback.