Stern School of Business, New York University

ISS (formerly RiskMetrics)

ISS (formerly RiskMetrics) is corporate governance data from ISS Governance Services. It includes Governance data, Directors data, and Shareholder Proposals data. Further information can be found on the WRDS website (see links below).


The RiskMetrics databases are accessible through query pages on the WRDS website, and as SAS datasets on the WRDS unix server (
ISS Website
WRDS Introduction (includes how to get an account)
WRDS Website (to request an account or to login)
WRDS Without Account (via Stern wireless, and on public terminals at Stern and Bobst Library)