For over 100 years, Allianz Australia has helped people get ready for the best, which is why they partnered with Pride in Sport and local coaching legends to create an innovative training program for coaches of all levels. The program aims to improve inclusivity in sport by training coaches to foster inclusive environments, particularly for LBGTQ+ youth.
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Making sport more inclusive from the locker room out with Allianz Australia's Coach for All program
Allianz France supports survey to understand people's thoughts on electric vehicles
As part of the "Climate and Resilience" law in France, in 2024 low emission mobility zones will be created that will force drivers to re-think their thermal vehicles. To understand how people feel about electric vehicles and this transition, Allianz France supported a survey of over 10,000 French citizens.
Making the company's first investment into offshore wind farms in Germany
To further invest into a sustainable future powered by clean energy, Allianz acquired strakes in He Dreiht, which marked the company's first direct investment in an offshore wind farm project in Germany. It will become one of the largest offshore wind farms in Germany and will supply over 1 million households with clean energy.
Adapting guidelines to accelerate the shift to renewable energies
To support the clean energy transformation, Allianz adapted it's guidelines to provide investment and insurance in clean energy projects. This change will primarily impact the shift from coal to renewables in Asia and Eastern Europe.
Investing into green partner expected to reduce >1 million tons of CO2 emission per year
Allianz acquired a minority stake in Ren-Gas, a Finnish green hydrogen and power-to-gas developer. Ren-Gas will build a series of projects that are expected to deliver 2.5 TWh (250 million diesel liter equivalent) of renewable gas fuels and reduce CO2 emission by more than 1 million tons per year.
Highlighting Allianz's role in fighting the climate crisis in APAC
In this interview with Anusha Thavarajah, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Asia Pacific, she discusses the state of the climate crisis in the region and how Allianz is supporting net-zero efforts in Asia Pacific.
Repairing vs replacing car parts: moving past the throwaway mentality
To reduce landfill waste and CO2 emissions, Allianz promotes a philosophy of repair over replace when servicing motor claims. The Allianz Center for Technology has researched the cost and environmental impact, and for example, they found that minor repairs (instead of replacing parts) can reduce greenhouse gases by around 99%.
Building communities through sport
Allianz takes pride in partnering with sports events around the globe and was the Official Partner of the European Championships Munich 2022– the biggest multi-sport event in Germany since the Olympic Games Munich 1972.
Defining Sustainable investment under the EU Taxonomy framework
Partnering with the European Commission, Allianz helped to clarify what the definition of a sustainable investment is under the EU Taxonomy framework. This work is significant in supporting the transition of Europe to a net-zero carbon future.
Investing in the first ever German-British energy link NeuConnect will support net-zero goals and create energy resilience
Allianz has invested in NeuConnect, an interconnector that will connect Germany´s and the UK´s energy power grids for the first time. Once completed, the Interconnector will help deliver energy resilience and supply security, reduce CO2 to support net-zero goals, and will become the largest single British-German infrastructure project.
Insuring 5 of 10 best picture nominees at the 2023 Oscars
Dating back to the age of silent films, Allianz has a long history of partnership with the film industry. This year, beyond insuring 5 out of the 10 best picture nominees, Allianz has also been a thought leader when it comes to highlighting risks and trends in the industry.
Launching a proprietary sustainability data platform
With the rapid growth of ESG data over the past decades, Allianz Global Investors launched the Sustainability Insights Engine (SusIE). SusIE is a digital platform that provides broad access to ESG data. It will be a key tool for investment teams to better navigate ESG data in order to meet clients' current and future needs.
Leveraging the power of art to raise awareness of climate change
Allianz Global Investors sponsored a contest of more than 2,300 artists from across the globe. It provided a forum for discussion of ideas and solutions to tackle climate change and served as a way to inspire people to support the cause.
Prioritizing sustainable investing around the world
For the second year, Allianz Global Investors has won the ‘Excellence in ESG’ at Fund Selector Asia’s 2023 Hong Kong House Awards. It highlights the prioritization of sustainable investing globally.
Offering a free webinar series to foster career development
Allianz Life Ghana created a free and open webinar series that discusses topics around personal and career growth during the turbulent times we find ourselves in.
Prevention Ecosystem supports customers in anticipating and facing risks
Allianz France launched an ecosystem called "My prevention", which is dedicated to identifying and anticipating risks. With increasing new risks such as the pandemic, global warming, and energy shocks, prevention issues are a top priority to sustain the insurability of goods and people. Allianz aims to strengthen their role in prevention and support their customers in the face of risks related to their mission of securing their future.
Promoting road safety for school children and motorists in Uganda
To promote road safety, Allianz Uganda gave away protective and reflective clothing and stop signs to a local school to help improve the safety of children and people on the road.
Allianz Nigeria supporting aspiring female designers
To celebrate International Women's Day, Allianz Nigeria supported aspiring designers by sponsoring five women to take courses at the Geneza School of Design.
Empowering differently-abled youth with training on in-demand skills
Allianz Nigeria created Project DAYS (Differently-Abled Youths Skill) to empower differently-abled youths through hands-on digital skills training. The project helps them reach their full potential, while at the same time contributing to further development within the country.
Inviting the youth of Taiwan to explore their heritage
Allianz Taiwan tells the story of Grandpa Sea Salt and his grandson to showcase the traditional Amis method of extracting salt from the sea using only rift wood and seawater. By bridging tradition with the present, Allianz believes we can secure a better future for our customers.
Allianz US Life teams up with Elton John to share a message of financial freedom
As a member of the Alliance for Lifetime Income (ALI), Allianz US Life is excited to share this important message from Sir Elton John. Together, ALI member companies are working to help more Americans achieve financial freedom in retirement. Because financially secure tomorrows are something we all deserve.
Showcasing Allianz Austria's commitment to diversity and inclusion
As part of our ongoing commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity, Allianz Austria covered the fees for this year's #WEARE women's concert. Partnering with a prominent female artist to amplify the voices of women in music and beyond, they advocate for equal opportunities and pay parity across all professions and industries.
Partnering with a national paralympic swimmer to share a powerful message of hope in Turkey
During challenging times, Allianz Turkey wanted to spread a message of hope. The "Together with Hope" campaign centered around world champion national swimmer Sümeyye Boyaci, whose Paralympic success inspired the nation. Sümeyye's personal story, born without arms but a successful swimmer, was a powerful symbol and highlights "there's hope in every new beginning."
Allianz Italy partners with ultra-cyclist Omar Di Felice to share a message of sustainability
Allianz is committed to sustainability and supporting efforts to raise awareness on climate change. That's why Allianz Italy partnered with ultra-cyclist Omar di Felice, previously on his way to make the first crossing of Antarctica by bike. We'll be amplifying his incredible adventures across our platforms and hope to inspire action towards a more sustainable future.
Sharing mental health tips based on covid 19 research
Allianz Australia used research on the Covid-19 pandemic to offer actionable tips on how to prioritize mental health in the workplace.
Allianz Australia does research to better understand First Nations' small business insurance requirements
As part of their Reconciliation Action Plan, Allianz Australia commissioned research via Indigenous engagement consultancy Winangali to better understand the experiences, attitudes, and behaviors of First Nations small businesses regarding their insurance requirements.
Investing customers' money in the transformation towards a net zero future
As a pioneer in sustainable investing, Allianz invests its customers' money into sustainable projects, such as wind turbines and solar plants, around the world. This puts their investments towards building a sustainable future.
Sharing tips to help customers minimize loss in the event of natural disasters
Floods and extreme weather cannot be prevented, but they can be prepared for. That is why Allianz is sharing insights from experts on how to minimize losses during such events.
Tackling the biodiversity challenge through collaboration
Biodiversity loss not only impacts the environment, but also the economy. Allianz Global Investors partnered with Reuters to examine how investors should consider biodiversity and sustainable investing.
Launch of new blog to provide perspectives and information on sustainable investing
The new blog "Sustainability Now" by Allianz Global Investors offers perspectives and information on various topics around sustainable investing. It aims to foster conversation and spark questions on the topics within the community.
Allianz Spain helps aspiring designers start their businesses
The Allianz EGO Confidence in Fashion award was created to give a platform to young Spanish designers and help them gain recognition and skills to grow their brands.
Allianz Ireland continues to #StandStrong against domestic abuse
Allianz Ireland continues their partnership with Women's Aid to create #StandStrong, a movement aimed at raising awareness and showing support for victims of domestic abuse. In 2022 the initiative called for nationwide participation from all genders and ages with fundraising and events across the country.
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