Emerging Issues

Emerging Issues

This resource center offers members insights into a dynamic set of emerging issues, organized into several categories with guidance about their implications for boards, leveraging materials from NACD Directorship magazine, the NACD Board Leaders’ Blog, and NACD’s weekly Weekend Reader emails.


NACD Washington Review Q4 2018 Divided Congress, Closed Government Likely to Stymie Regulatory Agendas (Jan. 5, 2019) NACD Washington Review Q3 2018 Rethinking Oversight of Increasingly Converging Risks (Oct. 20, 2018)

CEO Succession and Compensation

GE Chooses Director to Replace CEO (Oct. 13, 2018) High-Profile CEO Turnovers Highlight Several Challenges in Succession Planning (Aug. 11, 2018) Boardroom Takeaways from the First Year of CEO Pay Ratio Disclosures (Sep. 22, 2018)

Board Governance

BP Accepts Shareholder Proposal on Climate Risk Transparency (Feb. 9, 2019) Governing Human Capital Management: A New Board Mandate? (Feb. 2, 2019) Survey Says Directors See Disruptive Risks on Horizon (Dec. 8, 2018) California Mandates Women on Boards (Oct. 6, 2018) Fortune Spotlights Powerful Businesswomen as NACD Pushes Diversity Initiative (Sep. 29, 2018) SEC Probe Puts Tesla Board Under Close Scrutiny (Aug. 18, 2018)

Impact of Technology Change

Sears Sinks After Digital Transformation Misfires (Jan. 12, 2019) US Companies Sign a New International Cyber Agreement (Nov. 17, 2018) Future Tech: Unprecedented Opportunities, Unrivaled Threats (Sep. 2018) Blockchain: What Boards Need to Know (Sep. 13, 2018) Sharpening Board Oversight of Emerging Technologies (Sep. 8, 2018) How Automation is Disrupting (and Accelerating) InfoSec (Aug. 22, 2018) A Board Primer on Blockchain (Jul. 27, 2018)

Operating Environment

Fink Urges CEOs to Find a Larger Purpose (Jan. 26, 2019) Uncertainty Reigns as British Parliament Pounds Brexit Deal (Jan. 19, 2019) The Business and Governance Issues That Will Define 2019 (Dec. 15, 2018) As Activist Campaign Cools to Simmer, Campbell Soup Leaves Lessons on Table (Dec. 1, 2018) As US Markets Rebound, 2019 Focus Turns to Geopolitical Volatility (Nov. 10, 2018) Investors Preview Priorities for the 2019 Proxy Season (Nov. 3, 2018) Economist Answers Questions on Freedom, Populism, Globalism (Oct. 22, 2018) In Conversation with Janet Yellen (Oct. 17, 2018) Snapshot: Evolving Risk Concerns in Asia-Pacific (Oct. 12, 2018) Florence Has Businesses Bracing for Disruption (Sep. 15, 2018) Currency Losses Tease Specter of Bear Market (Aug. 25, 2018) Looming Risks are Driving the Need for Resilience (July 27, 2018) Department of Homeland Security Announces New Risk Center (Aug. 4, 2018)