Council of Institutional Investors


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 General Members. For more information, contact staff liaison Glenn Davis.

Chair: Aeisha Mastagni, Portfolio Manager, CalSTRS

Resources for this committee, including draft policies up for comment, can be found on the members-only 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 good corporate governance. For more information, contact staff liaison Rosemary Lally.

Co-Chairs: Louis Malizia, Assistant Director, Capital Strategies, Teamster Affiliates Pension Plan
Gianna McCarthy, Director, Corporate Governance, New York State Common Retirement Fund 

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

International Governance Committee
The International Governance Committee is open to all CII members and governed by a 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. For more information, contact staff liaison Glenn Davis.

Co-chairs: Linda Giuliano, SVP / Head of Responsible Investment, AllianceBernstein
Margriet Stavast-Groothuis, Senior Advisor, Responsible Investment, PGGM Investments
Steering Committee members:
James Andrus, investment manager, CalPERS
Andrew Cave, head of governance and sustainability, Baillie Gifford
Edouard Fremault, partner, Deminor
David Lahire, manager, Board Leadership Center, KPMG

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