Committees & Working Groups

The Council of Institutional Investors' committees provide members with opportunities to get involved and engage with other members on a variety of issues. Additional information on each committee is available in our Members Dashboard.

Policies Committee
The Policies Committee is comprised of the non-officer members of CII's Board of Directors. The committee reviews, maintains and updates CII policies on corporate governance and other issues. CII corporate governance policies set standards or recommend practices that members believe companies and boards of directors should adopt to promote accountability, independence, integrity, rigor and transparency. The Policies Committee proposes policies to the full board for its approval. All CII policies must be approved by the U.S. Asset Owner Members. For more information, contact staff liaison James Crowe.

Chair: Yumi Narita, Office of the New York City Comptroller

All CII members can keep abreast of the committee's work by visiting the committee page.

Shareholder Advocacy Committee
The Shareholder Advocacy Committee is open to all CII members. Its purpose is to encourage members to discuss and recommend current and future member initiatives and CII activities that promote effective corporate governance and increase the participation of CII members in advocating for good corporate governance. For more information, contact staff liaison Rosemary Lally.

Co-chairs: Aaron Brenner, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and Katie Green, Vermont Pension Investment Commission

Resources for this committee, including details on member initiatives shared during CII conferences and webinars, can be found on the members-only committee page.

International Governance Committee

The International Governance Committee is open to all CII members and informed by input from a smaller steering committee. The committee educates members on topical global governance issues and identifies and recommends potential areas for CII involvement in the non-U.S. corporate governance arena. It also works to expand coordination and communication between CII and various international governance organizations. 
Co-chairs: Marianne Harper Gow, Baillie Gifford, and Massimo Menchini, Assogestioni

Resources for this committee can be found on the members-only committee page.

Proxy Voter Working Group
The Proxy Voter Working Group is an invitation-only, working group for corporate governance professionals at institutional investor organizations who vote proxies and engage portfolio companies to share their perspectives on voting issues, engagement, shareholder rights and specific company situations, and to discuss potential changes to voting policies or practices.
The PVG brings together stewardship staff at asset owner and asset manager organizations, who sometimes seem to operate in separate camps. The group meets in person twice per year in conjunction with the CII spring and fall conferences and has occasional phone calls as needed. For more information, contact Glenn Davis at