Our memberships and industry collaboration

We are proud members of, or signatories to, a diverse range of local and global sustainability-related initiatives. These enable us 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

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI)

A global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the financial sector. More than 450 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. The PRI works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. Built around six principles for investing responsibly, the PRI are supported by the United Nations. 

UN-convened Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA)

UN-convened Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) 

The NZIA brings together a group of the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers to play their part in accelerating the transition to net-zero emissions economies. They are committing to individually transition their underwriting portfolios to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, consistent with a maximum temperature rise of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100. By joining the NZIA, these insurers and reinsurers are demonstrating the key role of the insurance industry as risk managers, insurers and investors in supporting the transition to a net-zero economy. Learn more

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 

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) is a collaboration of Australian and New Zealand investors focused on the impact that climate change has on the financial value of investments. IGCC represents investors with total funds under management of over $2 trillion in Australia and New Zealand and $20 trillion around the world. IGCC members cover over 7.5 million people in Australia and New Zealand. IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investment practices that address the risks and opportunities of climate change, for the ultimate benefit of superannuants and unit holders.

United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner 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

Australian Sustainable Finance Institute

QBE proudly supports the ongoing commitment to shaping a more sustainable financial Australia through its membership of the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute.

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.