Selected Issues for Boards of Directors in 2021
January 11, 2021
In 2020, many directors and members of senior management faced their most challenging year ever. Maybe the lessons of such a turbulent year will prove sufficient for 2021, but that seems unlikely.
To prepare this memo, we asked our colleagues in a wide range of disciplines to boil down what we learned from last year, and to look around the corner for what to expect in 2021. The result is a compendium of the trends and topics that will dominate board meetings this year. The following pages touch on many topics – including themes of sustainability and diversity that are now at the top of every corporate agenda; continuing changes in investor engagement strategies, across the spectrum from stewardship to activism; the impact of a new federal administration; emerging threats arising from new litigation strategies; and much more.
We invite you to review these topics by clicking on the headings listed below.