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.”