AIA Group signs the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance

12 August 2021

Hong Kong, 12 August 2021 — AIA Group Limited (“AIA”; or the “Company”; stock code: 1299) today announces that it has become a signatory to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (the “Principles”), a global sustainability framework under the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.

The Principles are designed to address material environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) risks and opportunities and underpin the largest collaborative initiative between the United Nations and the global insurance industry.

Lee Yuan Siong, AIA Group Chief Executive and President, said: “At AIA, we believe that supporting the sustainable development of our communities is one of the most important things we can do, today and in the future. By signing the Principles, we are reinforcing our commitment to drive tangible, measurable and reportable ESG outcomes within our businesses.

“As a trusted partner, we have made a positive and lasting difference in the lives of our customers in Asia for more than a century. Our ESG strategy is focused on key areas where we can make a material difference: Health and Wellness, Sustainable Investment, People and Culture, Green Operations and Effective Governance. I am confident that our clear focus enables us to play a leading role in creating a more sustainable tomorrow and helps millions of people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.”


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About AIA

AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR(1), Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (China), Vietnam, Brunei, Macau SAR(2) and New Zealand, and a 49 per cent joint venture in India.

The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai more than a century ago in 1919. It is a market leader in the Asia (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$326 billion as of 31 December 2020.

AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia, AIA serves the holders of more than 38 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).


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  1. Hong Kong SAR refers to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
  2. Macau SAR refers to Macau Special Administrative Region.