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.


NACD Washington Review, Q3 2019 Congressional Gridlock Expected to Persist into Q3 (Jul. 20, 2019) NACD Washington Review, Q2 2019 Delaware Decision Raises Stakes on Duties of Loyalty and Care (Jul. 13, 2019) NACD Washington Review, Q1 2019 NACD Washington Review Q4 2018

CEO Succession and Compensation

Google Cofounders Exit Top Roles at Alphabet (December 7, 2019) CEO Departures Hit Record High (October 5, 2019) Making Money Talk: Linking Executive Pay to ESG Criteria (Jun. 29, 2019)

Board Governance

Board Takeaways from Xerox Bid to Acquire HP (November 9, 2019) MGM Resorts International Announces Property Sale, Governance Change (October 19, 2019) New NACD Report Underscores Board Leaders’ Role as Change Agents (September 28, 2019) Activist Challenges AT&T Over M&A Strategy (Sep. 14, 2019) Mitigate Fallout from Crisis with Planning (Aug. 3, 2019) Shareholder Rights, Social Issues Loom Large This Proxy Season (Jun. 15, 2019) Overboarding Incites Vanguard Recommendation (Jun. 8, 2019)

Impact of Technology Change

Google Sparks Uproar Over New Data Partnership (November 16, 2019) Equifax Strikes $650M Settlement Deal (Jul. 27, 2019)

Operating Environment

CEO Titans Break with Corporate Orthodoxy (August 24, 2019) Trade, Political Upheaval in Asia Point to New Economic Risks (August 17, 2019) Geopolitical Developments Should Spur Business to Assess and Reassess (Jun. 22, 2019)