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Michael Garland

Michael Garland

Office of the New York City Comptroller
Assistant Comptroller for Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, Bureau of Asset Management
New York, NY, USA


Michael Garland is Assistant Comptroller for Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment for New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.  The Comptroller serves as investment advisor, custodian and a trustee to the New York City Pension Funds, which have more than $180 billion in assets and a long history of active ownership on issues of corporate governance and sustainability.

Michael and his team are responsible for developing and implementing the Funds’ active ownership programs for public equities, including voting proxies, engaging portfolio companies on their environmental, social and governance policies and practices, and advocating for regulatory reforms to protect investors and strengthen shareowner rights.  Recent initiatives include spearheading the Boardroom Accountability Project launched in fall 2014, which has helped to establish proxy access as a fundamental right at hundreds of U.S. companies.

Michael serves on the Council of Institutional Investors’ Board of Directors and the Broadridge Independent Steering Committee, and is Comptroller Stringer’s designated representative to the CERES board of directors.

Michael Garland is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Proxy Access Developments and Updates for Boards - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Friday, December 02, 2016
Governance 2017 — Director Responsibilities in an Era of Investor Leverage - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2017, Friday, March 10, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Proxy Access Developments and Updates for Boards - Proxy Access Developments and Updates for Boards, Friday, December 02, 2016
Governance 2017 — Director Responsibilities in an Era of Investor Leverage - Governance 2017 — Director Responsibilities in an Era of Investor Leverage, Friday, March 10, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Proxy Access Developments and Updates for Boards - Proxy Access Developments and Updates for Boards, Friday, December 02, 2016
Governance 2017 — Director Responsibilities in an Era of Investor Leverage - Governance 2017 — Director Responsibilities in an Era of Investor Leverage, Friday, March 10, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 12, 2016, New York, NY
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2017, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
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