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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NACD has also established a COVID-19 resource center to keep boards abreast of the latest evolutions and business and governance implications.


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CEO Succession and Compensation

Google Cofounders Exit Top Roles at Alphabet (December 7, 2019) CEO Departures Hit Record High (October 5, 2019)

Board Governance

NACD Survey Reveals Top Director Concerns for 2020 (December 14, 2019) Board Takeaways from Xerox Bid to Acquire HP (November 9, 2019) MGM Resorts International Announces Property Sale, Governance Change (October 19, 2019)

Impact of Technology Change

Google Sparks Uproar Over New Data Partnership (November 16, 2019)

Operating Environment

Investors Emphasize Sustainability Amid COVID-19 Outbreak (April 4, 2020) NACD Launches COVID-19 Resource Center for Directors (March 21, 2020) Confronting COVID-19 (March 7, 2020) Bezos Donates Billions to Fight Climate Change (February 22, 2020) Boards Face Down Separate Black Swan and White Elephant Events (February 8, 2020) Business Urged to Address Climate Change: How Boards Can Act (January 25, 2020) US-Iran Tensions Increase Threat of Cyberattacks (January 11, 2020)

Emerging Governance Trends

2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters Governance Challenges 2019: CEO Succession Planning