For US companies, the detailed portion of the ISS benchmark survey targets compensation matters, along with one question on poison pills:
Short-Term Poison Pills. ISS asks whether it should continue its approach of examining poison pills with less than a one-year term on a case-by-case basis when voting on director elections or whether they are generally acceptable.
Using Realizable Pay for Say-on-Pay Analysis. For several years ISS has calculated and presented a realizable pay metric as part of its qualitative say-on-pay analysis. ISS believes the measure helps show the difference between target bonus/non-equity incentive and what is actually paid in short term programs and for long term programs, the actual payouts and forfeitures as well as the impact of stock price movements. Continue Reading