Our memberships and industry collaboration

As part of our focus on stakeholder engagement, we are members of, or signatories to, several global and local sustainability‑related initiatives. These provide us with a platform to collaborate with stakeholders on key sustainability issues through open dialogue and knowledge sharing. They assist us to develop solutions to address local and global challenges relevant to our industry and beyond.

UNEP finance

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.

UNEP finance PSI

These provide 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.


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.


IGCC represents 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.


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.


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.


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


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.

Empowering women

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.

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.


All amounts in this report are US dollars unless otherwise stated.
For all page number references please refer to the QBE Insurance Group Annual Report 2018 (complete PDF) located in the Download centre.