United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
IAG supports the SDG’s commitment to advance economic, social and environmental prosperity. In doing so, we recognise that the social and environmental challenges faced by communities, countries and regions also affect business and influence commercial success.
While our work to create safer communities and transfer risk through insurance can support many of the SDGs, we prioritise the ones where we can make the biggest difference:
Decent work and economic growth (SDG 8)
We recognise the importance of a safer world, and the value of insurance as a service that enables economic growth and helps communities thrive and recover from adversity. The need for wide access to insurance is explicitly called out in Target 8.10.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9)
We support investment in resilient infrastructure, innovation and technology progress to find lasting solutions to economic and environmental challenges.
Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11)
We leverage our expertise and partnerships to deliver resilient and sustainable communities and infrastructure.
Climate action (SDG 13)
We play an important role in helping communities and customers prepare for the impacts of climate change and in the transfer of risk that extreme weather events will require.
Our research, data and expertise on claims assessment and management, combined with our safer communities’ initiatives, have reinforced the importance of community connection to help prepare for, respond to and recover from major life events. The increase in these events as a result of social and environmental change reinforces the importance of businesses delivering successful programs against the SDGs.
For more information about our activities to address IAG’s material issues and the SDGs, look for the material issues icons and SDG logos throughout the 2019 annual review and safer communities report.