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CEO Succession Practices in the Russell 3000 and S&P 500: 2020 Edition


December 2020 | Research Report

CEO Succession Practices in the Russell 3000 and S&P 500: 2020 Edition provides a comprehensive set of benchmarking data and analysis on CEO turnover to support boards of directors and executives in the fulfillment of their succession planning and leadership development responsibilities. The study reviews succession event announcements of chief executive officers made at Russell 3000 and S&P 500 companies in 2019 and, for the S&P 500, the previous 18 years. To provide a preliminary assessment of the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on top leadership changes, this edition is also complemented with data on CEO succession announcements made in the Russell 3000 Index in the first six months of 2020.


AUTHORS

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Matteo Tonello

Managing Director, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
The Conference Board

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Jason D. Schloetzer

William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professor of Business Administration
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business


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