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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NACD has also established a COVID-19 resource center to keep boards abreast of the latest evolutions and business and governance implications.


Companies Seek Industry-Specific Aid from CARES Act (April 25, 2020) NACD Washington Review, Q1 2020 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Factsheet NACD Washington Review, Q4 2019 NACD Washington Review, Q3 2019 NACD Washington Review, Q2 2019 NACD Washington Review, Q1 2019

CEO Succession and Compensation

Governance Challenges 2019: CEO Succession Planning

Board Governance

Strengthening the Board’s Role in Strategy During COVID-19 (June 20, 2020)

Operating Environment

Combatting Systemic Racism (June 6, 2020) Reopening Business Brings Repuational Risk (May 9, 2020) Investors Emphasize Sustainability Amid COVID-19 Outbreak (April 4, 2020) NACD Launches COVID-19 Resource Center for Directors (March 21, 2020) Confronting COVID-19 (March 7, 2020) Bezos Donates Billions to Fight Climate Change (February 22, 2020) Boards Face Down Separate Black Swan and White Elephant Events (February 8, 2020) Business Urged to Address Climate Change: How Boards Can Act (January 25, 2020) US-Iran Tensions Increase Threat of Cyberattacks (January 11, 2020)

Emerging Governance Trends

Governance Challenges 2020: The Board’s Role in Strategy Development and Execution 2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters