New Sustainability Risk Reports From ISS

May 23rd, 2007

Editors Desk

Eye on The Markets

by Institutional Shareholder Services | 5.23.07

Industry’s Most Comprehensive Database Draws on Over 400 Environmental, Social and Governance Indicators to Help Investors Manage Compliance and Portfolio Risk

Rockville, Maryland; May 23, 2007: Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting services, today announced the availability of its global Sustainability Risk Reports database. Drawing on an extensive set of over 400 environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, ISS’ in-depth company profiles offer rich qualitative analysis combined with a relative scoring system to help investors assess companies’ ESG performance and compare against industry peers.

Environmental and social issues such as climate change, energy use, labor and human rights are rapidly translating into mainstream investment issues. Their increasing importance is driving institutional investors to incorporate more extensive sustainability considerations into the investment process. Leveraging the analysis and scoring embedded in ISS’ Sustainability Risk Reports enables investors to analyze the potential sustainability-related risks and opportunities of portfolio companies.

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