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
"As the premier U.S.-based corporate governance advocacy organization for long-term asset owners and institutional investors, CII and its diverse constituency offer a range of perspectives and resources we simply can't find anywhere else." - Karla Bos, Associate Partner, Corporate Governance Consulting, Aon