Council of Institutional Investors
Amy Borrus plays a major role in developing CII policies on corporate governance and shareholder rights issues and in positioning the organization to achieve its strategic goals. She works closely with the Board of Directors and executive director to craft CII’s strategic plan and execute its mission, has responsibility for developing and planning CII conferences and speaks for CII at investor, corporate, academic and other forums. She leads CII’s efforts to communicate its positions effectively to members, other stakeholders, policymakers and the media. She also manages CII’s Proxy Voter Group, a forum for senior governance professionals at more than 75 leading institutional investor organizations, and staffs the CII board Audit Committee.
CII, founded in 1985, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association of public, union and corporate employee benefit funds and endowments with combined assets that exceed $3 trillion. CII’s has Associate (non-voting) Members include a range of asset managers with more than $20 trillion in assets under management. CII’s mission is to educate its members and the public about effective corporate governance, shareowner rights and related investment issues, and to advocate on its members’ behalf.
Before joining CII in 2006, Ms. Borrus was a correspondent for BusinessWeek for 25 years. She researched, wrote and edited stories about business, finance, politics and other issues, from Washington, D.C., London and Tokyo.
She earned a B.A. in English and history from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Claritas Investment Certificate from the CFA Institute.