Larry Jiang is the Principal Environmental Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Mr. Jiang leads the environmental management of IFC’s global investments in the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech industry sectors. He is in charge of the preparation and review of World Bank Group’s environmental, health & safety guidelines for these sectors, and he has worked on more than 100 projects in 30 different countries. He is also involved in drafting and revising the IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, which is the basis for the Equator Principles. Prior to the World Bank Group/IFC, Mr. Jiang worked as an environmental engineer for the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and US Agency for International Development (USAID). In the early 1990s, he also worked for the State Environmental Protection Administration of China (currently the Ministry of Environmental Protection). Mr. Jiang graduated from Peking University, China.