2019-2020 Private Company Governance Survey

In brief: For more than a decade, NACD’s Private Company Governance Survey has helped directors to stay on top of governance trends and practices and to benchmark their boards against a large set of privately-owned organizations. This year’s 2019-2020 report offers commentary on the significance of critical trends and highlights how key practices may evolve amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The report provides critical insights on

  • key business trends and essential priorities of the board;
  • the development of strategy in an uncertain environment;
  • the state of boards’ risk oversight, specifically cyber risk; and
  • the evolving state of ESG practices among privately held companies.

Boards can use this resource to improve their governance oversight:

Identify areas for improvement in your current governance practices, including board composition, structure, succession planning, and risk oversight.

Benchmark your board’s strategic priorities.

Relevant audiences: Board members and corporate secretaries of private companies, especially board chairs, lead directors, and committee chairs