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.

For a PDF of the full memorandum, please click here.

Selected Issues for Boards of Directors in 2019 (Home Page)

Talent Management

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

The Aftershocks of Tax Reform

Looking Ahead at Mergers & Acquisitions in 2019