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2015–2016 NACD Public Company Governance Survey

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently released the 2015–2016 NACD Public Company Governance Survey, which compiles benchmarking data on governance trends and practices from more than 1,000 public company corporate directors and governance professionals.

A few of the key findings from this year's survey include:

  • Almost half of boards are unprepared to respond to activist investors.
  • M&A is now a leading board priority.
  • Executive compensation is changing in response to shareholder pressure.

Full results of the survey are available exclusively to NACD members, but you are invited to download a complimentary copy of the highlights from this year's report.


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