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.


The Hill Sets Sights on Public Company Governance (Jul. 14, 2018) SEC Approves Guidance on Disclosure of Material Cybersecurity Incidents (Mar. 3, 2018)

CEO Succession and Compensation

High-Profile CEO Turnovers Highlight Several Challenges in Succession Planning (Aug. 11, 2018) CEO Succession Lessons from the Gap (Feb. 24, 2018)

Board Governance

SEC Probe Puts Tesla Board Under Close Scrutiny (Aug. 18, 2018) When a CEO’s Remarks Risks a Company’s Reputation (Jul. 28, 2018) Hundreds of Business Leaders Face Accusations in #MeToo Movement (Jun. 30, 2018) Buffett, Dimon Call for End to Quarterly Forecasts (Jun. 9, 2018) Report Finds Slow Changes Afoot in Director Compensation (May 5, 2018) New NACD Report Aims to Sharpen Board-Shareholder Engagement (Apr. 28, 2018) Starbucks Plans Nationwide Unconscious Bias Training After Employee-Customer Incident (Apr. 21, 2018)

Impact of Technology Change

A Board Primer on Blockchain (Jul. 27, 2018) How Boards Should Prepare for the GDPR (May 19, 2018) Real Boardroom Insights on Artificial Intelligence (May 12, 2018) What Boards Must Know to Prepare for GDPR (Apr. 14, 2018) Data-Privacy Violation Yields Lessons for All Boards (Mar. 24, 2018) Unexpected Alliance of Bezos, Buffett, and Dimon Disrupt Health Care (Feb. 3, 2018)

Operating Environment

Department of Homeland Security Announces New Risk Center (Aug. 4, 2018) Board Lessons for Navigating Uncertainty (Jun. 23, 2018) AT&T-Time Warner Merger Shifts Strategic Landscape (Jun. 16, 2018) Political, Trade Turmoil Rattles Global Business Confidence (Jun. 2, 2018) Businesses Brace for Possible Trade War (Apr. 7, 2018) Blocked Broadcom Acquisition May Impact Cross-Border M&A (Mar. 17, 2018) President Trump’s Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Fuel Fears of Trade War (Mar. 10, 2018)