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.


The Hill Sets Sights on Public Company Governance (Jul. 14, 2018)

CEO Succession and Compensation

High-Profile CEO Turnovers Highlight Several Challenges in Succession Planning (Aug. 11, 2018) Boardroom Takeaways from the First Year of CEO Pay Ratio Disclosures (Sep. 22, 2018)

Board Governance

SEC Probe Puts Tesla Board Under Close Scrutiny (Aug. 18, 2018) When a CEO’s Remarks Risks a Company’s Reputation (Jul. 28, 2018) Hundreds of Business Leaders Face Accusations in #MeToo Movement (Jun. 30, 2018) Buffett, Dimon Call for End to Quarterly Forecasts (Jun. 9, 2018) Report Finds Slow Changes Afoot in Director Compensation (May 5, 2018) New NACD Report Aims to Sharpen Board-Shareholder Engagement (Apr. 28, 2018) Starbucks Plans Nationwide Unconscious Bias Training After Employee-Customer Incident (Apr. 21, 2018)

Impact of Technology Change

Sharpening Board Oversight of Emerging Technologies (Sep. 8, 2018) A Board Primer on Blockchain (Jul. 27, 2018) How Boards Should Prepare for the GDPR (May 19, 2018) Real Boardroom Insights on Artificial Intelligence (May 12, 2018) What Boards Must Know to Prepare for GDPR (Apr. 14, 2018) Data-Privacy Violation Yields Lessons for All Boards (Mar. 24, 2018)

Operating Environment

Florence Has Businesses Bracing for Disruption (Sep. 15, 2018) Currency Losses Tease Specter of Bear Market (Aug. 25, 2018) Department of Homeland Security Announces New Risk Center (Aug. 4, 2018) Board Lessons for Navigating Uncertainty (Jun. 23, 2018) AT&T-Time Warner Merger Shifts Strategic Landscape (Jun. 16, 2018) Political, Trade Turmoil Rattles Global Business Confidence (Jun. 2, 2018) Businesses Brace for Possible Trade War (Apr. 7, 2018)