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Featured Stories

  • NACD COVID-19 Survey Reveals Top Trends and Governance Challenges Directors Anticipate as We Move to New Normal

    WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 directors, today released the NACD May 2020 COVID-19 Pulse Survey, which revealed the trends and governance challenges that corporate directors expect to tackle over the next three months. Designed to better understand the challenges that boards are facing as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the survey gathered thoughts and opinions from more than 300 directors and built on the insights garnered from the organization’s March COVID-19 poll.

  • INSIGHT: Cyber-Risk Oversight Practices of Public, Private Boards

    Corporate boards, both private and public, need to address cyber threats and protect against attacks. Melissa Krasnow, VLP Law Group partner, discusses findings from two recent National Association of Corporate Directors surveys that can be useful to boards to benchmark their companies’ cyber-risk oversight practices.

  • Social Upheaval Heightens Board Responsibilities

    The sweeping national conversation on social justice and systemic racism presents a crucial inflection point for business and its commitment to social responsibility.

  • Goldman Sachs Starts Diverse Board Member Policy for Handling IPOs

    Corporations have been taking a hard look at the diversity within their ranks, facing pressure from customers, their employees and shareholders. Goldman Sachs is starting a new policy Wednesday: It won’t help a company with its initial public offering unless the company’s board has at least one diverse member. Next year, it will require at least two.

Press Releases

  • NACD Announces the 2020 Directorship 100 Honorees: Lifetime Achievement Award, Directors of the Year, and the 2020 D100

    WASHINGTON, DC – (August 6, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 board members, today announced the honorees of the 2020 NACD Directorship 100™, an annual recognition of the leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who significantly impact boardroom practices and performance.

  • NACD Opens Call for Nominations for Boards of Directors that are Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion to Drive Innovation and Long-Term Value

    WASHINGTON, DC (JULY 30, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 corporate board members, today announced its third annual call for nominations for the NACD NXT™ Awards, that recognize boards that have made transformative efforts in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

  • Former Ambassador Susan Rice, Retired General Colin Powell To Headline Virtual NACD Summit

    WASHINGTON, DC (JULY 29, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 board members, today announced that former ambassador Susan Rice and General Colin Powell, US Army (Ret.), will join the Virtual NACD Summit 2020 (Summit) as featured speakers. This year’s event will run from October 12 through November 12, 2020, and engage a broader audience of members and nonmembers with its first ever virtual format.

  • NACD COVID-19 Survey Reveals Top Trends and Governance Challenges Directors Anticipate as We Move to New Normal

    WASHINGTON, DC (June 9, 2020) – The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 directors, today released the NACD May 2020 COVID-19 Pulse Survey, which revealed the trends and governance challenges that corporate directors expect to tackle over the next three months. Designed to better understand the challenges that boards are facing as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the survey gathered thoughts and opinions from more than 300 directors and built on the insights garnered from the organization’s March COVID-19 poll.

NACD in the News

  • As Covid-19 Cases Surge, Corporate Directors Should Re-Engage With Management

    School may be out for the summer, but close board oversight of corporate operations most certainly is not. After helping management address the implications of the initial Covid-19 wave this spring, directors could be excused if they thought the virus-related heavy lifting was over. That they could throttle back a bit, and concentrate their oversight on business resilience, rather than on crisis management. But the sudden and dramatic surge in Covid-19 infections across the country, and its resulting impact on business, may have changed all that. Not quite the Fourth of July message that corporate directors were expecting.

  • Goldman Sachs Starts Diverse Board Member Policy for Handling IPOs

    Corporations have been taking a hard look at the diversity within their ranks, facing pressure from customers, their employees and shareholders. Goldman Sachs is starting a new policy Wednesday: It won’t help a company with its initial public offering unless the company’s board has at least one diverse member. Next year, it will require at least two.

  • Leading During A Pandemic: Why Diverse Leadership Matters More Than Ever

    COVID-19 has pressed associations to build boards with people who are flexible and eager to lead, and who bring new perspectives to the table. Diversity initiatives offer a path to get there.

  • Corporate Leadership Lessons From The Navy’s U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt Report

    The U.S. Navy’s final U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt investigative report, which effectively ends Capt. Brett Crozier’s career, reflects an organizational culture that emphasizes the need for leaders to ‘get the job done, no matter what.’ It also underscores the significant personal price to be paid for calling attention to organizational problems outside the direct chain of command.