The Swiss Re Foundation
Empower communities – build resilience
Who we are
The Foundation reflects the social and humanitarian values of Swiss Re. We partner with social entrepreneurs, aid organisations, researchers and Swiss Re employees and clients to help communities increase their resilience.
Our initiatives address the causes and effects of risks in four areas – climate, natural hazards, water and society – both in emerging and developing countries and in regions where Swiss Re has offices.
On a Community Day in Switzerland, Swiss Re volunteers and a refugee tune up a used bike for shipment to a needy community in Madagascar.
Our core goals:
Empower communities to become more resilient to risk and adapt to a changing natural and social environment
Contribute to promoting social welfare, protecting the environment and enhancing quality of life near Swiss Re locations
Engage Swiss Re employees as local volunteers and as expert consultants in our global programmes
Boost impact by teaming up with private and public partners that share our goals and complement our expertise
Earn the respect of our stakeholders, creating measurable value for society and for Swiss Re
What we respond to
What our priorities are
- Natural hazards
Who we support
- Social entrepreneurs
- Academic institutions that help communities increase their resilience
Where we help
- In emerging and developing countries
- In regions where Swiss Re has offices
The Swiss Re Foundation in 2016 – Shared skills, resilient futures
This report presents the Swiss Re Foundation’s approach, a focus section on employee engagement, its awards and an overview of its programmes.