Uncertain Regulatory and Economic Climate Tops List of Corporate Directors’ Concerns for 2019

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The  (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 20,000 board members, today released its an annual survey that reveals trends and insights for board governance of public companies across the country. Changes in the regulatory climate, the prospect of an economic slowdown, and worsening geopolitical volatility topped the list of concerns for 2019 in this survey of more than 500 public-company directors. Artificial intelligence is ranked as the biggest technology disruptor but also the biggest business enabler.

“Directors are watching for shifts in the regulatory and economic climate that could impact their companies over the next year,” said Peter Gleason, president and CEO of NACD. “These often interconnected risks lead to increased business uncertainty as management finds their likelihood difficult to anticipate and their impact challenging to mitigate.”

Outlined below are highlights from the report’s key findings.

             “The trends and insights highlighted with this survey can help boards assess priorities, explore emerging business themes, and evaluate the effectiveness of their governance,” said Gleason.  

The details responses from more than 500 public-company directors and was conducted June through August 2018 by NACD, with additional board-governance analysis of the Russell 3000 from Main Data Group, a provider of executive-compensation benchmarking and corporate governance data and analytics. 

To download your copy of the report, visit .

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 20,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit

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Globe Newswire: 16:30 GMT Thursday 6th December 2018

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