The Swiss Re Foundation
Empowering communities to build resilience.
Who we are
The Swiss Re Foundation reflects the social and humanitarian values of Swiss Re. We empower vulnerable communities to become more resilient to risk and to adapt to changing circumstances. Our global programmes address the underlying causes and challenging effects of changes in the natural and social environment. These are areas where Swiss Re’s core competencies can be brought to bear on our work.
How we help
Disaster risk reduction
We support development efforts aimed at preventing and preparing for the adverse impacts of natural disasters and the suffering they cause.
We help to develop human skills and improve the social environment, so people can improve their living conditions and their resilience.
Research and innovation
Continuous research and innovation allow us to develop new approaches to risk management that can work in areas often thought uninsurable.
We support social entrepreneurs whose ideas and connections can provide innovative solutions to address critical social and environmental issues.
Rapid assistance can save lives during an emergency. We respond quickly through donations and Swiss Re employees’ fundraising matching programmes.
We support communities where Swiss Re has offices and engage Swiss Re employees in volunteering activities. Our community programmes aim to promote social welfare and protect the environment in our neighbourhood.
What we respond to
Threats to health, security, prosperity and opportunity
What our priorities are
- Natural hazards
Who we support
Social entrepreneurs, NGOs and academic institutions that help communities address critical issues
Where we help
- In emerging and developing countries
- In regions where Swiss Re has offices
The Swiss Re Foundation in 2014 – Heading for resilience
This report presents the Swiss Re Foundation’s strategic focus, its activities in 2014 and a focus section on its work in disaster risk reduction.
For more information see swissrefoundation.org