Our memberships and industry collaboration

We are proud members of, or signatories to, many global and local sustainability-related initiatives. These provide us with a platform to collaborate with stakeholders on key sustainability issues through open communication and knowledge sharing. Our involvement assists us to develop solutions to address current and emerging local and global challenges.

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI)

A global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the financial sector. More than 200 institutions, including banks, insurers and investors, work with UNEP to bring about systemic change in finance to support a sustainable world. The PSI provides a global framework for the insurance industry to address ESG risks and opportunities. The initiative aims to help strengthen the insurance industry’s contribution – as risk managers, risk carriers and investors – to building resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities and economies.

UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

The world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. Built around six principles for investing responsibly, the PRI are supported by the United Nations. PRI has more than 2,200 signatories representing more than US$82 trillion in AUM.

Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA)

The peak industry body representing responsible and ethical investors across Australia and New Zealand. RIAA works to promote a more responsible approach to investment by encouraging more people to actively choose a responsible and ethical option for their savings and investments.

Investor Group on Climate Change 

A group of institutional investors with total funds under management of $2 trillion, and others in the investment community, who are interested in the impact of climate change on investments.

United Nations-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owners Alliance

United Nations-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owners Alliance is an international group of institutional investors that are committed to transitioning their investment portfolios to net-zero green house gas emissions by 2050. The alliance demonstrates united investor action to align portfolios with a 1.5°C scenario, addressing Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement.

UN Global Compact

 The UN Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to support companies to do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. The UN Global Compact provides a principle-based framework to assist companies in taking strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.

Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia 

The Australian partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The national peak body representing forward-thinking companies and organisations that are working towards the transition to a sustainable Australia. 

Carbon Disclosure Project 

A not-for-profit organisation that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.

ClimateWise Principles

ClimateWise supports the insurance industry to better communicate, disclose and respond to the risks and opportunities of climate change. Representing a global network of leading insurance organisations, ClimateWise helps align members’ expertise to directly support society as it responds to climate change.  

Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

These principles for business offer guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and the United Nations Global Compact. 

RE100

RE100 is a global corporate leadership initiative bringing together influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, RE100’s purpose is to accelerate change towards zero carbon grids, at global scale.

Australian Sustainable Finance Institute

The Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative has been established to set out a roadmap for realigning the finance sector to support greater social, environmental and economic outcomes for the country.

GRESB

We are an investor member of GRESB, the leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world. We use GRESB data and analytical tools to manage ESG risks, capitalise on opportunities and engage with investment managers. 

Philanthropy Australia

Philanthropy Australia’s mission is to represent, grow and inspire an effective and robust philanthropic sector for the community. As the peak body we serve a community of funders, social investors and social change agents working to achieve positive social, cultural, environmental and community change by leveraging their financial assets and influence.

Business for Societal Impact

The B4SI Framework is a robust measurement standard that any company can apply to understand the difference their contributions make to business and society. B4SI is a robust measurement standard that any company can apply, to understand the difference its contributions make to business and society. B4SI acts as a management tool, a private benchmark and a network of professionals, which combine to equip community investment practitioners and businesses to maximise the efficiencies of their resources and the impact of their actions.

We also belong to industry bodies and other local membership organisations in countries where we operate, as well as forums and institutes related to risk management, accounting and finance and actuarial services. We encourage employees to be involved in these organisations through training and qualifications, events, participation in working groups and taking leadership positions.