Council of Institutional Investors

Investor-Company Engagement

As a leading voice for good corporate governance, CII engages directly with public companies in numerous ways.  

We monitor majority-vote-winning shareholder proposals and send letters to the boards of each company urging them to adopt the action that their shareowners supported. Similarly, we write to boards when uncontested director nominees fail to win majority support yet remain on the board. CII letters ask that these nominees resign from the board and not be reappointed. 

CII also works with its members to identify and promote effective engagement practices between companies and their shareholders and best disclosure of company policies on engaging with shareholders.

CII also hosts occasional "engagement exchanges," where corporate and investor members can meet one-on-one or in small groups to discuss particular issues of concern.