Today AIA New Zealand joins the global launch of AIA One Billion, a bold ambition to engage one billion people worldwide to live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives by 2030.
As New Zealand’s leading life insurer, AIA NZ is committed to making New Zealand the healthiest and best protected nation in the world, with a keen focus on both people and planet.
“AIA is striving to become a global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG),” says Nick Stanhope, AIA NZ CEO. ”AIA One Billion builds on our long-term strategy here in New Zealand to make a difference to the sustainable development of our communities. It will reach beyond our current customer base and engage, educate and inspire Kiwis to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.”
The campaign will involve a multi-year programme of global wellbeing-focused initiatives, partnerships and events, supported locally by targeted activity including AIA Vitality ambassadors Jess Quinn, Ian Jones, and Dame Valerie Adams.
“While the pandemic has increased people’s awareness of the importance of health and wellbeing, the 5590+ research AIA NZ released last year shows that over 90% of deaths in New Zealand are still caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) resulting from modifiable lifestyle behaviours. Poor mental health is of particular growing concern here in New Zealand, as well as the impact on our health from our interactions with the environment.”
“Taking action to drive positive environmental change is one way AIA NZ can support greater health and wellbeing, while also helping to grow a cleaner and greener Aotearoa. In line with our global ambition to be a world leader in ESG, we have joined our colleagues globally by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change. As such, AIA has committed to be carbon net-zero by 2050 through Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
“Here in NZ we know the importance of protecting our planet, and understand the environment has a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of our customers, our people and our communities. It is so important that we understand our impact, and where possible, encourage positive environmental practices amongst our partners, suppliers, and within our business.”
Find out more about AIA One Billion: aia.com/aiaonebillion