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.


California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Factsheet NACD Washington Review, Q4 2019 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)

Board Governance

NACD Survey Reveals Top Director Concerns for 2020 (December 14, 2019) 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)

Impact of Technology Change

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

Operating Environment

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) CEO Titans Break with Corporate Orthodoxy (August 24, 2019) Trade, Political Upheaval in Asia Point to New Economic Risks (August 17, 2019)

Emerging Governance Trends

2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters Governance Challenges 2019: CEO Succession Planning