2016-2017 NACD Public Company Governance Survey: Executive Summary

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The 2016–2017 NACD Public Company Governance Survey presents findings from our annual questionnaire that was in the field during the summer of 2016. This report’s takeaways are drawn from hundreds of public company responses received from corporate directors and executives, and are supplemented by data compiled by Equilar Inc., a provider of executive compensation data. This year’s survey offers great insight into how directors and boards view the next 12 months. What major business trends do they believe will most greatly impact their companies? In which areas do they plan to improve board performance next year? On which topics do directors want to spend more time in board meetings?

This is an executive summary of the survey findings. The complete report is available exclusively to NACD members. To become an NACD member, please contact Matt Barone at Join@NACDonline.org.