Companies around the world are increasingly using non-financial information such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) data to inform their strategies and identify material risks and growth opportunities. In the first episode of UNEP FI’s new podcast series Financing the future we speak to UNEP FI’s Leadership Council member Ms. Jessica Tan, Co-CEO of Ping An Group, one the largest integrated financial groups in China. With her we discuss how innovation and technology can help scale up ESG integration across the financial system, the challenges and benefits of achieving ESG compliance for insurers and asset owners, and how financial institutions can engage with regulators to create real economy changes.

About UNEP FI’s Leadership Council 

Chaired by the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme and composed of 24 CEOs and Chairpersons of banks and insurance companies, the Leadership Council meets annually to provide vision and strategic direction to UNEP FI in orienting its role and that of the UN in shaping, mainstreaming and deepening sustainability integration across the finance industry for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive global economy. Read more.