ISS QualityScore Data Verification opened on Monday, November 5. Companies should be aware of the new Board Diversity Subcategory, which consists of four new factors and five existing factors that will take effect on November 29, 2018. The four new factors are:
- How many women serve in leadership roles on the board? The factor evaluates the number of women serving as board chair, chair of key committees or lead director.
- How many women are named executive officers (NEOs) at the company? Companies without any women as NEOs will lose credit, and credit will be capped for companies having more than two.