Ping An steps up green finance activities

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According to a statement from Ping An, these efforts are part of its contributions towards China’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, help combat global climate change and promote sustainable social development.

Ping An said it aims to become the world’s leading green finance group, by leveraging its strengths in insurance, investment and credit. The company said it is committed to helping China achieve its CO2 emissions peak by 2030 before being carbon-neutral by 2060.

Targets for the annual growth rates for Ping An’s green investments were set at no less than 20%, green insurance premiums no less than

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WTW hires Jennifer Tiang to lead Asia cyber practice

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Willis Towers Watson has appointed Jennifer Tiang (pictured) as regional cyber leader in Asia, based in Singapore.

In the newly-created role, Tiang will lead the company’s cyber insurance business in Asia and head a 10-person team that will implement ideas and solutions that will help organisations mitigate rapidly evolving cyber risks, according to a statement from Willis Towers Watson.

Tiang will be part of the company’s financial & executive risks (FINEX) business, which focuses on financial, executive and professional risks within Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking business. She reports to Namit Mahajan, head of FINEX Asia, and Peter

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Research finds 83% of respondents used a QR code to process a payment

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Ivanti has announced the results of a consumer sentiment study, which revealed that QR code usage continues to rise in popularity, with 57% of respondents claiming to have noticed an increase in QR code usage since mid-March 2020.

As the need for touchless transactions increased due to COVID-19, 83% of respondents stated that they used a QR code to make a payment (or complete a financial transaction) for the first time ever.

Of those respondents, over half (54%) used a QR code for a financial reason for the first time in the past three months alone.

The study is

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Plans for digital euro start to take shape post ECB public consultation

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Plans for the much vaunted digital euro have started to take shape this week after the findings from the ECB’s public consultation and signals from Frankfurt that offer some relief to paranoid commercial banks worried about being sidelined by the latest disruptive technology.

Plans for digital euro start to take shape post ECB public consultation

With the pandemic accelerating the demise of physical cash, and private-sector crypto and stablecoins invading the space, the pledge last year of a digital euro within five years came before the European Central Bank knew exactly how it would function.

As nearly every central bank

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