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Technology Risks

Technology Risks streamline the identification, mitigation, and evaluation of Technology Sector Issues, followed by the optimal use of resources to manage adverse impacts. They provide secure public portals that empower citizens to check working eligibility, participate in WILPs, and use iVRS to report technology risks anywhere. Technology Risk Pathways deliver out-of-the-box functionality to meet institutional requirements, including pre-built compliance frameworks and real-time validation systems. They help members with MPM to navigate essential resources and find the right combination of levers across the technology sector landscape. 

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Technology Risks are hazards or dangers that have the potential to affect the security, privacy, reliability, or integrity of technological systems or infrastructure. Technological Risks can arise from various sources, including technical failures, cyber-attacks, or natural disasters.

Managing Technology Risks is a complex and challenging task requiring coordinating resources and expertise from various stakeholders, including governments, businesses, and technical experts. Effective Risk Management involves identifying and assessing potential risks, implementing prevention and mitigation measures, and responding to and recovering from incidents when they occur.

One of the main challenges of managing technology risks is that they can be difficult to anticipate and predict. Risks can arise from various sources, and their impacts can be highly variable and hard to quantify. This makes it challenging to allocate resources and prioritize risk management efforts. Another challenge is that technology risks can have significant social and economic impacts. For example, technical failures can disrupt operations, damage infrastructure, or compromise personnel safety. Cyber attacks can compromise the security and privacy of individuals and organizations, leading to financial losses and reputational damage. Effective risk management requires a holistic and adaptive approach that considers the full range of potential risks and the various stakeholders that may be affected. This can include the development of risk management plans, the implementation of prevention and mitigation measures, and the establishment of emergency response and recovery systems.

Technology Risks are a significant concern for businesses, governments, and other organizations that rely on technological systems and infrastructure. By understanding and assessing potential risks and implementing effective risk management strategies, organizations can reduce the likelihood and impacts of these hazards and better protect their operations and assets.

Work-integrated learning pathways (WILPs) involve incorporating real-world, on-the-job experiences into LLL programs. WILPs can be used to manage Technology Risks by providing members with hands-on training in identifying, assessing, and mitigating various technology risks. For example, learners in a cybersecurity program may be placed in internships or co-op positions in CCells where they can work on identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities in real-world systems. Our programs give members a deeper understanding of the risks they may encounter in their careers and the skills and knowledge they need to mitigate those risks. Additionally, by working with industry partners, QH stakeholders can stay abreast of the latest technological developments and ensure that their curriculum is up-to-date with the latest practices for managing technology risks.

Environmental, Social, and Governance(ESG) standards and frameworks are sets of guidelines and best practices that companies can use to measure and improve their performance in areas related to the environment, social issues, and governance. Adopting and following these standards and frameworks can help companies identify risks, track progress and improve overall performance, which in turn can help attract investors, consumers, and regulators.

Compliance with these regulations is becoming increasingly important as consumers, investors, and regulators are placing greater emphasis on companies' environmental and social impact. Below is a guide to help companies understand the latest ESG regulations worldwide and develop a strategy to include stakeholders in their compliance efforts.

  1. Understand the regulations: Familiarize yourself with the latest ESG regulations in your industry and region. This may include laws and guidelines on issues such as carbon emissions, water management, labour rights, and governance practices. It is important to note that regulations can vary depending on the country, state, or industry.

  2. Assess your current practices: Conduct an internal audit of your company's ESG practices. This will help you identify areas where you are currently in compliance and areas where improvements are needed.

  3. Engage stakeholders: ESG regulations often directly impact stakeholders such as employees, customers, and local communities. It is essential to involve them in the compliance process to ensure that their concerns and perspectives are taken into account. One way to do this is to hold regular meetings or workshops with stakeholders to discuss the company's ESG practices and gather feedback.

  4. Develop an action plan: Based on your internal audit and stakeholder engagement results, develop an action plan to address any areas of non-compliance and improve your company's overall ESG performance. This should include specific targets and milestones, as well as a clear timeline for implementation.

  5. Continuously monitor and report progress: Monitor your progress and report regularly on the status of your ESG compliance. This will help you identify areas where further improvements are needed and demonstrate to stakeholders that the company is actively working to address their concerns.

The latest ESG regulations can be different by country, but some examples are:

  • In the United States, the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has proposed new regulations requiring companies to disclose more information about their ESG practices.
  • In the EU, The Non-Financial Reporting Directive requires companies to disclose information about their environmental and social impact, as well as their governance practices.
  • In the United Kingdom, the Financial Conduct Authority has introduced new guidance for companies to disclose information about their climate-related risks and opportunities.
  • In Japan, the Japan Securities Dealers Association has introduced new guidelines for companies to disclose information about their ESG practices.
  • In China, the National Development and Reform Commission has introduced new regulations on energy efficiency and carbon emissions for companies.

It is essential to consult with professionals or experts and be up to date with the laws and regulations of your specific region or industry. Developing a strategy to include stakeholders in your ESG compliance efforts can help you build trust, transparency, and engagement. And by monitoring and reporting your progress, you can demonstrate to stakeholders that your company is committed to operating ethically and sustainably.

Below is a list of some of the critical ESG-related laws and regulations that companies in the financial sector may need to comply with in 2023:

  1. SEC Regulation S-K Item 101(c) (United States): This regulation requires companies to disclose information about their material environmental liabilities in their annual reports.

  2. EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (European Union): This directive requires companies to disclose information about their environmental and social impact and governance practices in their annual reports.

  3. TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) (Global): This framework provides guidelines for companies to disclose information about their climate-related risks and opportunities.

  4. CRD IV (Capital Requirements Directive IV) (European Union): This directive includes provisions that require banks to disclose information about the environmental and social risks associated with their lending and investment activities.

  5. SFDR (Sustainability-related Disclosure Regulation) (European Union): This regulation requires companies to disclose their sustainability risks and opportunities, including their environmental, social, and governance risks.

  6. ESG Disclosure Regulation (Japan): This regulation requires companies to disclose information about their ESG practices, including their environmental and social impact, in their annual securities reports.

  7. China's Green Credit Directive (China): This directive requires banks and other financial institutions to disclose information about their environmental and social performance as part of their credit assessment process.

  8. Environmental and Social Risk Management Directive (Japan): This Directive, set by the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan, requires financial institutions to implement an environmental and social risk management framework.

It's important to note that these examples may only cover some of the regulations in place, and new regulations may emerge. It's essential to consult with experts and professionals and stay informed on the laws and regulations that apply to the specific region and industry. The rules companies need to comply with in 2023 may have changed from my knowledge cut-off.

As a non-profit organization focused on participatory research and innovation, our network is well-positioned to help stakeholders comply with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) regulations and improve their ESG performance.

One way GCRI can help stakeholders comply with ESG regulations is through the development and implementation of LLL programs that educate and inform stakeholders about the specific requirements of these regulations. By providing stakeholders with clear, actionable information about what they need to do to comply with ESG regulations, GCRI can help reduce confusion and uncertainty, which can, in turn, help stakeholders take the necessary steps to comply with these regulations.

Additionally, GCRI can help stakeholders improve their ESG portfolio by researching and developing new technologies and practices that can positively impact the environment, society, and governance. For example, GCRI could conduct research on sustainable agricultural practices that can reduce the environmental impact of farming or develop new technologies that can help reduce carbon emissions. GCRI can help improve their ESG portfolio by sharing this research and technologies with stakeholders.

To evidence the impact of your work, GCRI uses CRS to track and measure the results of our programs and initiatives. For example, you could track the number of stakeholders that have adopted sustainable agricultural practices due to your research or the reduction in carbon emissions achieved through implementing new technologies. Collecting this data and presenting it in the form of case studies and success stories can help demonstrate the positive impact of your work on stakeholders and inspire others to adopt similar practices.

In summary, GCRI can help stakeholders comply with ESG regulations and improve their ESG scores by educating their stakeholders about these regulations, developing new technologies and practices that positively impact their communities, and tracking and measuring the impacts of their sponsored programs.

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