Press Releases

March 14, 2024 CII Statement on the Passing of Ira M. Millstein
March 7, 2024 CII Elects Board Members for 2024-2025 | Members Also Approve Statement on Index Provider Consultation Processes
Feb. 13, 2024 Trian CEO Nelson Peltz & SEC Commissioner Mark Uyeda to Speak at Leading Investor Group Spring Conference March 4-6, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 8, 2024 Leading Investor Group Defends SEC as Fair Arbiter of Shareholder Proposals as ExxonMobil Goes to Court
Feb. 1, 2024 CII Executive Director Amy Borrus Issues Statement on the Delaware Court of Chancery’s January 30 Ruling on Tesla
Oct. 17, 2023 CII Executive Director Amy Borrus to Retire Spring 2024
Aug. 15, 2023 Leading Investor Group Fall Conference, September 11-13, Long Beach, CA
March 9, 2023 CII Elects Board Members for 2023-2024; Members Also Approve Policy on Disclosure of Shareholder Proponents
Feb. 8, 2023 Leading Investor Group Spring Conference, March 6-8, Washington, D.C.
Dec. 14, 2022 CII Hails SEC for Closing Rule 10b5-1 Insider Trading Loopholes
Aug. 31, 2022 Leading Investor Group Fall Conference, September 21-23, Boston
July 13, 2022 Leading Investor Group Applauds SEC Rollback of Onerous Proxy Advice Rules 
March 8, 2022 CII Elects Board Members for 2022-2023 - Members Also Approve Revised Policies on Poison Pills and Shareholder Meetings
Feb. 11, 2022 CII Spring Conference, March 7-9, Washington, D.C.
Dec. 15, 2021 Leading Investor Group Applauds SEC Proposal to Tighten Insider Trading Rules
Nov. 17, 2021 Leading Investor Group Hails SEC Rule Requiring Universal Proxy Cards in Contests for Board Seats
Sept. 9, 2021 CII Virtual Fall Conference, September 22-24
March 16, 2021 CII Elects Board Members for 2021-2022
Feb. 17, 2021 CII Virtual Spring Conference, March 8-10
Sept. 23, 2020 SEC Muzzles the Voice of Investors by Raising the Bar on Shareholder Proposals
Sept. 23, 2020 Leading Investor Group Seeks Strengthened Sustainability Reporting
Sept. 1, 2020 CII Virtual Fall Conference, September 17-22
July 22, 2020 Leading Investor Group Dismayed by SEC Proxy Advice Rules
June 9, 2020 Leading Investor Group Calls for Action on Racism
June 4, 2020 Amy Borrus to Become Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors on July 1
March 16, 2020 CII Statement on Virtual Shareholder Meetings During Public Health Emergency
March 11, 2020 CII Elects Board Members for 2020-2021, Approves Three Policies
Feb. 19, 2020 CII Spring Conference, March 9-11, Washington, D.C.
Jan. 31, 2020 Leading Investor Group Blasts SEC’s Proposed Rules for Proxy Advice and Shareholder Proposals
Jan. 27, 2020 CII Announces Advisory Council Members for 2020
Nov. 5, 2019 Leading Investor Group Rebukes SEC for Proposed Rules That Undercut Critical Shareholder Rights
See also: CII's fact sheet here with detailed rebuttals of the SEC’s proposed rules
Sept. 18, 2019 Leading Investor Group Urges Companies to Commit to Long-Term Executive Compensation
Sept. 12, 2019 Council of Institutional Investors Board Appoints Amy Borrus to Succeed Ken Bertsch as Executive Director
Aug. 20, 2019 Media Advisory: CII Fall Conference, September 16-18, Minneapolis
Aug. 19, 2019 Council of Institutional Investors Responds to Business Roundtable Statement on Corporate Purpose
Aug. 7, 2019 Leading Investor Group Calls Out Directors Responsible for Dual-Class Companies Without “Sunsets”
April 29, 2019 Leading Investor Group Petitions SEC to Require Clear Disclosure on CEO Pay Targets
March 7, 2019 CII Elects New Board of Directors
March 2, 2019 Council of Institutional Investors Says Lyft’s Planned Dual-Class Structure is Harmful to Investors
Feb. 8, 2019 Media Advisory: CII Spring Conference, March 4-6, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 5, 2019 CII Statement on Share Buybacks
Jan. 9, 2019 CII Research and Education Fund Publishes Guide to Disclosure of Board Evaluation Processes
Oct. 24, 2018 Investors Petition NYSE, NASDAQ to Curb Listings of IPO Dual-Class Share Companies
Oct. 18, 2018 Investor Group Applauds CommonSense Principles 2.0
Sept. 10, 2018 CII Fall Conference, October 23-25, New York City
Aug. 17, 2018 Leading Investor Group Responds to President’s Tweet on Quarterly Financial Reporting
Aug. 13, 2018 Investor Group Responds to Wall Street Journal Editorial
July 17, 2018 CII Applauds Shareholder Protections in House Bill
March 14, 2018 CII Elects New Board, Names Florida SBA Executive Director & CIO Ashbel Williams Chair
March 1, 2018 New Report Details Practical Steps Corporate Boards Can Take to Combat Sexual Harassment
Feb. 15, 2018 CII Applauds SEC Commissioner Jackson’s Call for Listing Standards to Require Sunsets on Dual-Class Stock
Feb. 14, 2018 CII Spring Conference, March 12-14, Washington. D.C.
Jan. 23, 2018 CII Anounces Advisory Council Members for 2018
Dec. 14, 2017 CII Report Highlights Risks Associated with a Common Chinese Corporate Structure
Nov. 16, 2017 Institutional Investors Oppose Stitch Fix Dual-Class Structure but Welcome Sunset Provision
Oct. 4, 2017 Uber’s Governance—Investor Response
Sept. 22, 2017 Do Not Disadvantage US Investors on Research, CII Asks SEC
Aug. 24, 2017 CII Fall Conference, September 13-15, San Diego
Aug. 1, 2017 CII Welcomes S&P Dow Jones’ Decision to Ban New Multi-Class Companies from Key Stock Indexes
July 26, 2017 CII Applauds FTSE Russell Decision to Exclude No-Vote Shares from Indexes
June 21, 2017 Investor Group Urges Blue Apron to Ditch No-Vote Shares
June 8, 2017 Institutional Investors Dismayed by House Passage of Financial CHOICE Act
May 17, 2018 CII, Institutional Investors with $4+ Trillion in Assets Oppose Anti-Shareholder Provisions of the CHOICE Act
April 24, 2017 Institutional Investors Oppose Key Provisions of the Financial CHOICE Act
March 1, 2017 CII Elects New Board, Names Theresa Whitmarsh Chair
Feb. 23, 2017 CII Decries Dual-Class Race to the Bottom
Feb. 6, 2017 CII Winter Conference, February 27-March 1, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 3, 2017 CII, Investors Say ‘No” to Snap’s “No-Vote” Shares
Feb. 2, 2017 CII Report on Proxy Access Bylaws at U.S. Companies Finds Consensus on Key Provisions
Jan. 31, 2017 CII Statement on Investor Stewardship Group’s Framework for U.S. Stewardship and Governance
Nov. 3, 2016 CII Posts FAQ on the SEC’s Universal Proxy Proposal
Oct. 31, 2016 Halloween Media Advisory: CII Targets “Zombie” Directors on Corporate Boards
Oct. 26, 2016 CII Applauds SEC Consideration of Universal Proxy Ballots
Aug. 23, 2016 MEDIA ADVISORY: CII Fall Conference – September 28-30, Chicago
July 21, 2016 CII Statement on Corporate Governance Principles Endorsed by Corporate Leaders
June 16, 2016 CII Statement on Investor-Unfriendly Bills Approved Today by the House Financial Services Committee
June 13, 2016 CII, Institutional Investors Send Letters to Congress Opposing Shareholder-Unfriendly Bills 
April 29, 2016 CII Publishes Investor Guide to Engagement on Cyber Risk
March 23, 2016 CII Statement on Investor Expectations for Newly Public Companies
March 23, 2016 CII Elects New Board, Names Theresa Whitmarsh Chair
March 1, 2016 Media Advisory, CII Spring Conference March 21-23,Washington, D.C. - PCAOB Chair James Doty, California State Treasurer John Chiang to Speak
Feb. 26, 2016 CII Appoints Ken Bertsch as Executive Director
Dec. 9, 2015 CII Publishes Two Reports on Investor-Company Engagement
Dec. 7, 2015 CII Opposes FASB’s Plans to Change Materiality Definition
Sept. 9, 2015 CII Fall Conference September 30-October 1, Boston Massachusetts - State Treasurer, Amgen Chair & CEO, FBI Special Agent to Speak
June 22, 2015 Amy Borrus Named as CII Interim Executive Director
June 10, 2015 Ann Yerger Resigns as CII Executive Director
April 2, 2015 CII Opposes Automatic Accelerated Vesting of Unearned Equity
March 31, 2015 CII Elects New Board, Names Michael McCauley Chair
March 9, 2015 CII Lauds Delaware Bar Proposal to Prohibit Corporate Fee-Shifting Positions
March 4, 2015 CII Spring Conference March 30 - April 1
Sept. 9, 2014 CII Fall Conference Sept. 29-Oct.1, 2014
Sept. 4, 2014 CII Issues Report on Best Disclosure of Board Evaluation Process
May 8, 2014 CII Elects New Board, Names Jay Chaudhuri Board Chair
April 21, 2014 CII Spring Conference May 7-9, 2014
March 5, 2014 CII Statement on Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
Feb. 5, 2014 CII Files Amicus Brief in Halliburton Case
Jan. 8, 2014 CII Petitions SEC to Let Shareholders "Split Their Ticket" in Proxy Contests
Sept. 9, 2013 CII Fall Conference - SEC Chair Mary Jo White to be Opening Speaker
June 21, 2013 CII Petitions NYSE, Nasdaq to Require Listed Companies to Elect Directors by Majority Vote
April 23, 2013 CII Elects New Board, Strengthens Policy on Auditor Independence
April 19, 2013 Statement from Anne Sheehan, chair of the Council of Institutional lnvestors
April 17, 2013 Statement from Anne Sheehan, chair of the Council of Institutional lnvestors
April 11, 2013 CII Spring Conference - Activist Investors Ron Burkle, Daniel Loeb and Barry Rosenstein to Speak
March 19, 2013 Save the Date - CII Spring Conference April 17-19, 2013
Nov. 26, 2012 Statement on Mary Schapiro’s Plans to Step Down as SEC Chairman
Oct. 25, 2012 CII’s Halloween Request to Top Bar Associations: No More “Zombie” Directors
Oct. 2, 2012 CII Urges Exchanges to Address Shareowner Rights, Corporate Accountability Concerns by Making New Multi-Class Stock Companies Ineligible for Listing
Sept. 19, 2012 CII Hosts Fall Conference in Seattle, October 3-5
April 3, 2012 Council of Institutional Investors Elects Anne Sheehan as Chair
March 22, 2012 Council Statement on Senate Passage of Jobs Bill
March 15, 2012 CII Hosts Spring Conference in Washington, D.C. April 1-3
Feb. 1, 2012 Council Study Urges Congress to Strengthen Investors’ Right to Sue for Securities Fraud