Emerging Issues Resource Center

Emerging Issues Resource Center

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 and the NACD Board Leaders’ Blog.

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.


COVID-19 and ESG Remain Key Issues in Washington Washington State’s New Gender Quota for Boards Reflects Broader Trends NACD Washington Review, Q2 2020 NACD Washington Review, Q1 2020 California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Factsheet NACD Washington Review, Q4 2019

Board Governance

NACD Summit Events Examine Corporate Purpose (October 17, 2020) NACD Releases Board Primer on ESG Oversight (October 3, 2020) Strengthening the Board’s Role in Strategy During COVID-19 (June 20, 2020)

Operating Environment

US-China Rivalries Add to a New Geo-Strategic Environment Ford Reimagines a Post-COVID Workplace (September 12, 2020) Diversity-Related Lawsuits Take Aim at Board Composition (August 1, 2020) New Guide Helps Boards Adapt to Evolving COVID-19 Crisis (July 18, 2020) Combatting Systemic Racism (June 6, 2020)

Emerging Governance Trends

2021 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters IPOs Surge Fueled by Need for Cures, Private Getaways (August 29, 2020) Governance Challenges 2020: The Board’s Role in Strategy Development and Execution 2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters