Effective as of February 1, 2020 Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) will increase its focus on gender diversity within corporate boards of directors with its updated policy on diversity in corporate board composition. This policy was announced in its “Proxy Voting Guidelines Updates for 2020” published on November 11, 2019. After publishing its original board composition diversity policy, which allowed for a one-year transition period, ISS now increases the pressure on public companies to make a…

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