Council of Institutional Investors

CII Virtual Fall Conference, September 17-22

Speakers Include SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee and
Former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court Leo Strine 

Washington, D.C., September 1, 2020 — Members of the media are invited to participate in the Council of Institutional Investors’ (CII) virtual fall conference September 17-22. View the full conference agenda and register online here.
CII represents pension funds and other long-term institutional investors and is a leading voice for effective corporate governance, strong shareholder rights and sensible financial regulation. Conference participants will include investment professionals, regulators and corporate governance experts. Session topics will range from diversity and inclusion in asset management to an in-depth look at WeWork’s high profile collapse.
Conference sessions that are open/closed to press:

Thursday, September 17
  • Former Chief Justice of Delaware Supreme Court Leo Strine on “How Business Should Change After Covid-19” (1:00-1:45 PM ET)
  • An examination of diversity and inclusion in asset management with speakers from Stanford University, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, California State Teachers’ Retirement System and llumen Capital (2:00-2:45 PM ET)
  • Three member-hosted events on virtual shareholder meetings, the future of audit delivery and making sure returns serve beneficiaries (3:15-4:15 PM ET)
New member and first-time attendee ice breaker (12:15-12:45 PM ET)
Friday, September 18
  • Neel Kashkari, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, on the role institutional investors should play in encouraging smart financial regulations and reducing systemic risk (3:00- 3:40 PM ET)
  • Chevron CFO Pierre Brebar on the energy giant’s approach to capital allocation (3:40-4:10 PM ET)
Monday, September 21
  • CIOs from large public and union pension funds on navigating challenging markets (1:05-1:50 PM ET)
  • Founder and CEO of the Long-Term Stock Exchange Eric Ries on fostering long termism (2:00- 2:30 PM ET)
  • Wall Street Journal Reporter Maureen Farrell on her forthcoming book about the rise and fall of WeWork (2:45-3:30 PM ET)
  • Two member-hosted meetings on Covid-19’s impact on shareholder meetings, proxy voting, and ESG; and how corporate governance can be used to help eliminate structural racism (3:45- 4:45 PM ET)
Tuesday, September 22
  • SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee on what’s next at the commission (12:30-1 PM ET)
  • Three member-hosted meetings on tools for investors to use to fight inequality; asset owners’ role in systemic risk, sustainable investing and service providers; and using shareholder derivative actions to improve corporate governance (3:45-4:45 PM ET)
  • Capitol Hill Update (1:05 PM-1:15 PM ET)
  • International Governance Committee Plenary Session (1:15-2:00 PM ET)
    Shareholder Advocacy Committee Plenary Session (2:15-3:30 PM ET)
As a result of technical constraints associated with hosting an event that is entirely virtual, members of the press who would like to participate, must register by Thursday, September 10, at 5 PM ET.
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Thursday, September 17
Amy Borrus, executive director, CII
Leo Strine, of counsel, Wachtell Lipton, and former chief justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Ash Williams, CII board chair and executive director & CIO, State Board of Administration of Florida
Birgit Boykin, acting head of diversity, equity and inclusion, BlackRock
Daryn Dodson, managing director, Illumen Capital
Jennifer Eberhardt, professor of psychology, Stanford University
June Kim, director of global equity, California State Teachers' Retirement System
Kathryn Koch, managing director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Friday, September 18
Pierre Brebar, CFO, Chevron
Neel Kashkari, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Speakers at CII conference sessions on Monday, September 21
Dan Bienvenue, interim CIO, California Public Employees' Retirement System
Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO, asset & wealth management, JPMorgan Chase
Maureen Farrell, reporter, The Wall Street Journal, and co-author of a forthcoming book on WeWork
Jonathan Grabel, CIO, Los Angeles County Employees' Retirement Association
Hershel Harper, CIO, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Eric Ries, founder & CEO, Long-Term Stock Exchange
Anne Sheehan, senior Advisor, PJT Camberview
Speaker at CII conference session on Tuesday, September 22
Allison Herren Lee, commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


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