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, Q3 2019 Congressional Gridlock Expected to Persist into Q3 (Jul. 20, 2019) NACD Washington Review, Q2 2019 Delaware Decision Raises Stakes on Duties of Loyalty and Care (Jul. 13, 2019) NACD Washington Review, Q1 2019 NACD Washington Review Q4 2018

CEO Succession and Compensation

CEO Departures Hit Record High (October 5, 2019) Making Money Talk: Linking Executive Pay to ESG Criteria (Jun. 29, 2019) Shrinking CEO Tenures Pressure Test Board Succession Planning (Apr. 6, 2019)

Board Governance

New NACD Report Underscores Board Leaders’ Role as Change Agents (September 28, 2019) Activist Challenges AT&T Over M&A Strategy (Sep. 14, 2019) Mitigate Fallout from Crisis with Planning (Aug. 3, 2019) Shareholder Rights, Social Issues Loom Large This Proxy Season (Jun. 15, 2019) Overboarding Incites Vanguard Recommendation (Jun. 8, 2019) Exxon Board Targeted for Lack of ESG Oversight (May 11, 2019) Report Shows Steady Increase in Board Pay, Decrease in Specialized Fees (Apr. 27, 2019) Talent Shortages, Disruption Among Top Concerns for Private Company Directors (Apr. 13, 2019)

Impact of Technology Change

Equifax Strikes $650M Settlement Deal (Jul. 27, 2019)

Operating Environment

CEO Titans Break with Corporate Orthodoxy (August 24, 2019) Trade, Political Upheaval in Asia Point to New Economic Risks (August 17, 2019) Geopolitical Developments Should Spur Business to Assess and Reassess (Jun. 22, 2019) Marriott vs. Airbnb: Business Model Disruption by Incumbents (May 4, 2019)