The Society is indeed fortunate to have the support through sponsorship of the following commercial enterprises.
- ANZ is one of the largest companies in Australia and New Zealand and a major international banking and financial services group, which is among the top 50 banks in the world. As a leading financial institution in Fiji, ANZ Bank is committed to engaging with communities with the aim to make a difference and help sustain their livelihood.
- KPMG is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory. Their innovative spirit inspires what they do and how they do it, providing valuable benefits for clients, employees and stakeholders. Constantly striving to be better lies at the heart of what makes them different.
- Vonu Island Brewing Company is a newly established boutique microbrewery producing a handcrafted beer (free of additives and preservatives) brewed naturally using pure Fiji island rainwater. The uniquely designed bottles feature Fiji’s endangered Green Turtle to help raise funds and awareness to support breeding programmes in the Mamanuca’s.
- Fiji Airways – (Previously Air Pacific) Voted three years in a row as the South Pacific’s best airline by Global Traveler magazine, Air Pacific is Fiji’s national carrier. It is 51% owned by Fiji and 46% by Qantas Airways. Air Pacific and its subsidiary domestic/regional airline Pacific Sun, fly more than 500 flights per week carrying 1.1 million passengers internationally to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands, as well as to 10 island destinations domestically. Together, we bring in over 60% of all visitors to Fiji.
- Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. They provide their services to businesses, public entities, public listed companies, state owned enterprises, associations, professional services organisations and private clients and help them grow with confidence and certainty. Marsh have clients in over 100 countries, employing over 50,000 people worldwide. Marsh is committed to its corporate social responsibilty conducting its business in a way that protects and improves the state of the environment for future generations.
- QBE Insurance Group is one of the world’s top 20 general insurance and reinsurance companies, with operations in all the key insurance markets. QBE employs more than 17,000 people in 48 countries.
QBE has a comprehensive network of operations throughout the Asia Pacific region. We have been present in Fiji for over 100 years we have developed a wealth of local knowledge and expertise. We are a local business that has a full understanding of the environment in which local business operate and the particular risks they face. The QBE Group’s corporate responsibility mirrors our insurance role in the community, where we assist people when they find themselves in need through accident or misadventure. The QBE Foundation provides us with a platform to give back to the communities in which we operate. The QBE Foundation supports charities that help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities, and live more independently, successfully and productively.
- O-ZONE, (Outrigger’s ZONE) is a global conservation initiative centered on protecting the health of coral reefs and the oceans surrounding the iconic beach destinations of Outrigger Resorts. Over 60% of the world’s coral reefs are under immediate threat from climate change, over fishing and land-based pollution. OZONE is an action plan to make a positive impact on reef conservation. OZONE generates awareness and enhances the guest experience through interaction and learning. Guests of Outrigger Resorts may view in-room videos, attend on-property lectures, and participate in community activities like coral planting.
- The Embassy of the United States of America, Suva Fiji, Pacific Regional Environment Office- Environment, Science, Technology and Health Small Grant programme will fund a one year Climate project titled: Building Community Resilience to Climate Change through Education and Community based resource management in the Mamanuca Islands.
Extreme climatic event, ocean acidification, declining marine species and rising sea levels are evidence of change in the Pacific. According to Marica Vakacola, MES Project Manager, there is lack of awareness in most communities of how climate change will affect daily life in terms of coastal erosion, sea water intrusion, fish stocks and fresh water supplies. The project hopes to raise more awareness on climate change issues with the vulnerable island communities and work in collaboration with various stakeholders in the Mamanuca region and the Department of Forestry in developing adaptive capacity activities in mitigating climate change through replanting coastal areas, native dry forest areas and protecting water shed areas. Read More Here