In brief: This mini-report presents industry and market capitalization benchmarks drawn from the 2016–2017 NACD Public Company Governance Survey. In particular, this report summarizes the responses of directors from five major industries—energy/utilities, banks/diversified financials, retailing/consumer durables and apparel, insurance, and health care services/pharmaceuticals—about significant 2017 business trends and board priorities.

NACD offers custom benchmarking support for members who want to assess how their approaches in specific governance areas compare to those of their peers. For more information, please visit our board benchmarking page.

This resource can help corporate boards to set their 2017 priorities with targeted data:

Most relevant audiences: Board members and corporate secretaries of public and private companies, especially board chairs, lead directors, and committee chairs.