NACD's Benchmarking Service offers a targeted comparison of your board governance practices against a selected peer group. Supported by data that NACD collects annually from its membership, our tailored analysis and insights help inform your board strategy by comparing both core governance attributes and oversight practices in areas such as risk and cybersecurity to your peers.
Past clients have used our detailed findings to validate current practices, identify where they are outliers and learn about specific improvements to enhance their value to the organization, and satisfy heightened investor expectations.
Boards seek affirmation that their overall set of governance practices is effective. In this environment of heightened investor expectations, boards are anxious about not being perceived as outliers.
Benchmarking can spotlight opportunities for improvement during the board evaluation process by comparing practices against those of peers.
Boards use our benchmarks to inform specific decisions about structural governance changes. For example, our data often help build the business case for separation of the CEO and board chair roles.