Council of Institutional Investors

Member Benefits

For many members, we operate as an adjunct staff, a Corporate Governance 911. When a member calls with a question—from shareholder rights to SEC rulemaking—we have it or we find it. Exclusive member benefits include:

Education — Stay “In the Know”

  • Receive a weekly e-newsletter with exclusive information from other members, first-hand news and other resources
  • Participate in regular education events including roundtables, webinars and teleconferences featuring top experts
  • Sign up for CII & NYU School of Law's annual Corporate Governance Bootcamp 
  • Register to attend CII private Trustee roundtables and networking dinners at CII conferences (fully sponsored by CII)  
  • Access CII's member resources, including proxy voting guidelines, shareholder proposals and more
  • Receive regular updates on new and pending legislative and regulatory initiatvies out of D.C.
  • Access to a trove of fund and asset manager proxy voting guidelines, stewardship reports and shareholder proposals
  • Track opportunities to comment on proposed financial regulation

Networking- Attendance at CII's Private Events Entree to best networking opportunities in the pension business with 500+ attendees
  • CII events are open to members and special guests only, making members "big fish in a small pond"
  • Maximize your organization's visibility by becoming a conference sponsor
  • Obtain full access to CII’s comprehensive member directory and members-only online discussion forums and job posting boards

Advocacy - Leverage Your Voice with CII 
  • Participate in CII-led or member coalition initiatives around key issues
  • Benefit from CII representation on a range of key committees at the SEC, other regulators and the stock exchanges
  • Engage in discussion with regulators, legislators and other Washington policymakers in meetings arranged by CII staff
  • Participate on CII's advisory councils or in other leadership roles 

Engagement - Interact and Learn with Peers 
  • Participate in CII's annual Engagement Exchange—private meetings for member investors and companies that CII organizes
  • Utilize our Member-hosted Meeting Program to lead your own educational event in conjunction with CII conferences
  • Join one of CII’s working groups, such as our Proxy Voter Working Group, to engage with peers on topical ESG issues and shareholder rights
  • Take advantage of our private member listserv to circulate your events, initiatives, educational information and thought leadership to the full membership
"I've been involved with the CII in one form or another for most of my career. I have found it to be an incredibly important resource for understanding the thoughts and needs of investors and the broader governance landscape." - Keir Gumbs, Deputy Corporate Secretary & Associate General Counsel, Uber Technologies