QBE is uniquely placed to make a difference. We’re often customers’ first point of call in times of need and see first-hand the impact natural disasters and other unexpected life events can have on our communities.

New Zealand forms part of the Australia Pacific QBE Foundation whose focus is on creating strong, resilient and inclusive communities across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. We work in partnership with community organisations, with a focus on climate resilience and inclusion – two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact.

Our partners

The QBE Foundation partnerships are guided by our strategy for working in the community and underpinned by our Global Disaster Relief and Resilience Partnership with Red Cross and Save the Children. As well as working with these organisations to quickly respond to disasters, we collaborate on local ongoing programs of work.

QBE Foundation local grants

QBE Foundation New Zealand local grants are a way for us to provide meaningful support for community initiatives outside of our community partnerships. Each year we ask staff to nominate charities that align with climate resilience and inclusion, and then we shortlist and then have staff vote on the amount donated to the three chosen charities.

Empowering our people

Our people are passionate about making a positive impact in their communities and we actively support this with:

  • A paid annual volunteer day and support for skilled volunteering
  • Workplace Giving program that allows employees to give back to causes they are passionate about within their communities through personal contributions, including regular donations from their pre-tax salary, and donation matching to eligible causes of their choice.