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The PRI provides guidance to help signatories understand how their portfolio companies are demonstrating preparedness and addressing risks relating to cyber security, using governance as a proxy for cyber resilience.
This report outlines the outcomes of PRI’s collaborative engagement and provides recommendations, engagement questions and disclosure expectations on cyber security.
A study by Accenture found that the global average cost of cyber crime has risen from $7.2 million in 2013 to $11.7 million in 2017. Businesses are under pressure to strengthen their cyber security capabilities and be more effective in managing cyber incidents.
In light of high-profile data breaches at companies such as Facebook and Sony, investors are increasingly aware of the need to assess cybersecurity risk within their investment portfolios.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have introduced measures around bio-surveillance, censorship and misinformation that could have significant impacts on privacy rights.