Recently promoted to vice president, Meg Parker Young leads the development of Fannie Mae’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) Strategy at a moment when the impacts of climate change, racial inequity and the importance of an ethical and transparent housing finance system are fundamentally changing the ways investors and consumers alike perceive the housing finance industry. Her work in ESG strategy and reporting helps shape Fannie Mae’s approach to managing ESG risks and expanding its impact across a $4 trillion guaranty book of business, while positioning Fannie Mae as a leading ESG organization.
In 2021, Parker Young catalyzed a forward-leaning approach to Fannie Mae’s ESG impacts and transparency through external ESG reporting by successfully delivering on several major new voluntary disclosures. This included the publication of Fannie Mae’s first Corporate Green Bond Impact Report to reflect impacts of both single-family and multifamily green bonds, of which Fannie Mae was the world’s largest issuer through December 2021. Young managed the development and publication of Fannie Mae’s first report aligned to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board standard, a global ESG framework.
What is one thing you would tell a younger version of yourself?
One habit that has helped me succeed: Learning how to listen.
Meg Parker Young