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Corporate Board Member's 17th annual edition of the What Directors Think survey gathered insights from nearly 300 public company directors on their boards' priorities and challenges for the year ahead.

This report presents the findings of the research study, as well as insights on best practices for boards to consider as we embark on what is expected to be another highly volatile year for business leaders.

A Corporate Board Member/Computershare and Georgeson Research Report



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KEY FINDINGS

Top 2 Issues for 2020 Growth Outlook

1. The current stage of the business cycle

2. The regulatory environment


WHAT DIRECTORS THINK

PUBLIC COMPANY DIRECTORS REFLECT ON THE TOP ISSUES IN THE BOARDROOM

Diversity: Still Room for Improvement?

Many directors say boards are doing enough to diversify their ranks, but others admit there is still room for improvement.


Top 2 Attributes for New Director Recruits

Industry experience and a financial background remain the top two attributes boards seek when selecting new members.


Shareholders Remain Focused on Bottom Line

Long-term strategy, followed by short-term growth and financial performance are the two main areas of discussion with shareholders.