Cybersecurity and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing have become two of the most prominent issues in private equity investing and portfolio company management. Despite fundamental differences in the two areas, a PE sponsor can employ a portfolio monitoring approach to position itself to implement robust policies, procedures and controls at each portfolio company. This article covers trends in ESG investing, regulatory developments affecting ESG and cybersecurity, and the potential intersection of ESG and cybersecurity governance and oversight, which were discussed during a recent ACA Group program. See “Evaluating Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks In Emerging Technology Transactions: Biometrics, Fintech and Cryptocurrency
” (Aug. 11, 2021).