As 2019 begins, companies continue to face global uncertainty, marked by volatility in the capital markets and global instability. And while change is inevitable, what has been particularly challenging as we enter this new year is the frenzied pace of change, from societal expectations for how companies should operate, to new regulatory requirements, to the evolving global standards for conducting business.
As companies navigate how to adapt, they are being held to increasingly higher standards in executing a coherent, thoughtful and profitable long-term strategy in this ever-evolving landscape. This memorandum identifies the issues across a number of different areas on which boards of directors, together with management, should be most focused.
We invite you to review these topics by clicking on the links below.
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Selected Issues for Boards of Directors in 2019 (Home Page)
- Diversity Considerations
- Human Capital Management Moves to the Front Lines
- Among the Many Risks Boards Manage, Don’t Forget CEO Risk
- Opportunities and Challenges for Compensation Committees
SEC Proxy Developments in 2018
Considerations for Director Engagement, Cooperation and Settlement With Activists and Other Concerned Investors
Global Crisis Management: Reflections on 2018 and Thinking Ahead, From the Board’s Perspective
Regulation of New Technologies
Developments in Auditing and Accounting
Effective Compliance Programs in 2019
Looking Ahead at Mergers & Acquisitions in 2019
- Risks to the Buyer of Fiduciary Duty Breaches by the Target in the M&A Sale Process
- The Challenge of Internal Forecasts for Directors in the M&A Context
- Antitrust Enforcement in the United States, Europe and China
- CFIUS Enters a New Landscape
- United Kingdom Government Intervention on National Security Grounds