Outlook and Challenges

2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters

By NACD Staff


Board Composition Governance Outlook Report Risk

In Brief: The 2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters is NACD’s third publication in this annual report series, providing corporate directors and senior executives with a comprehensive, forward-looking overview of major business and governance issues that are likely to require board focus over the coming year.

The report includes insights and projections from 7 partners—Baker Tilly, Broadridge, Ceres, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Spencer Stuart and Weil Gotshal & Manges—on the following themes: business risks, shareholder engagement, water scarcity risk, digital technology, regulatory updates, potential recession, board composition and diversity, and legal risks.

Boards can use this resource to assist them in taking the following steps:

  • Highlight critical business risks that may impact company strategy.

  • Evaluate boardroom practices around composition, succession, and recruitment.

  • Discuss the material impact of water risk on their business or industry.

  • Anticipate and prepare for possible changes in the regulatory landscape.

Most relevant audiences: board chairs, CEOs, lead independent directors, committee chairs, strategy committees, nominating and governance committee members, audit committees, and risk committee members

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