Glass Lewis has started to2017-us-guideline-cover-border release updated policy guidelines for the 2017 proxy season.  The following markets are now available:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Korea
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Malaysia
  • Shareholder Initiatives

Guidelines for additional markets will be published over the next few weeks.

Our guidelines are a detailed overview of the key policies Glass Lewis applies when analyzing companies in individual markets around the world. We evaluate these guidelines on an ongoing basis and formally update them annually.

Some of the key areas with changes for 2017 are noted below:

United States

  • Evaluating director commitments
  • Governance following an IPO or spin-off
  • Board evaluation and refreshment


  • Evaluating director commitments
  • Board responsiveness to a failed advisory vote
  • Equity compensation plans
  • Shareholder rights plans


  • Director commitments
  • New approaches to equity-based compensation plans

Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia

  • New approaches to equity-based compensation for all markets
  • Director commitments in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand
  • Related party transactions for Singapore and Malaysia
  • General policy for Singapore companies seeking to adopt multiple share class with differential voting rights
  • Audit and nomination committee member accountability in Indonesia

Shareholder Initiatives

  • Gender pay equity

For full details please see the complete policy guidelines.

Access Glass Lewis Guidelines

Selected guidelines for major markets are available for review on the Guidelines page of our website.

All guidelines are available to clients through or through Client Services.