The degree to which workers have a voice in the investment of their retirement funds and in the environmental, social, and governance practices of the companies they invest in, is largely shaped by national and international regulations and norms.

In an evolving policy climate, CWC members are kept informed of key regulatory and policy developments. This includes information on the financial transactions tax, green jobs policies, pension fund governance and investment policy, the accountability of asset management, corporate governance of listed and private equity companies, corporate social responsibility and corporate disclosure, and other relevant issues.

Intergovernmental organisations and institutions, such as European Union institutions, the Financial Stability Board, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development are exerting increasing levels of influence in these key policy areas.