Working Globally

Associations Forum


The mission of Associations Forum is 'bringing associations together to boost performance'. We are the leading organisation assisting associations and charities in governance, operations, membership and finances.

Established in 2004, Associations Forum is a commercial, member-based network of 500 associations, charities, clubs, societies and other not-for-profit organisations. Since our foundation, we have provided assistance to hundreds of associations and charities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Africa and other nations.

Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA)
The Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) is a non-profit association established to represent national and regional insurance associations that serve the general interests of life, health, general insurance and reinsurance companies and to make representations to national governments, international regulators and others on their behalf.

The federation was established at a meeting of insurance associations in Washington on 9 October 2012, to increase industry effectiveness in providing input to international regulatory bodies and to contribute more effectively to the international dialogue on issues of common interest.

United Nations (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance
What are the Principles for Sustainable Insurance?
A global framework putting social, environmental and economic issues at the heart of risk management. The Principles are led by the UnitedNations and are:
  • We will embed in our decision-making environmental, social and governance issues relevant to our insurance business.
  • We will work together with our clients and business partners to raise awareness of environmental, social and governance issues, manage risk and develop solutions.
  • We will work together with governments, regulators and other key stakeholders to promote widespread action across society on environmental, social and governance issues.
  • We will demonstrate accountability and transparency in regularly disclosing our progress in implementing the Principles.
Why does the Financial Services Council support the Principles for Sustainable Insurance?
The Financial Services Council represents life insurance companies in New Zealand.  Insurance is a promise to pay at a future date, and we believe that the Principles provide a framework for the long term future of the insurance industry. Each of our current initiatives is for the benefit of consumers, community, our economy and the insurance industry.
How will the Financial Services Council Embrace the Principles for Sustainable Insurance?
The Financial Services Council became a Supporting Institution to the Principles for Sustainable Insurance in December 2012.  Our goal is to embed the Principles across the industry and work is now underway to produce a long-term strategy to achieve this goal. In addition, to show that we are “walking the talk”, we are currently reviewing our business practices with the aim of reducing our own environmental impacts.

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