The Swiss Re Foundation

Empower the community and build resilience

Who we are

The Foundation reflects Swiss Re’s social and humanitarian values. 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.

The Swiss Re Foundation and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) training coastal dwellers who want to help conserve the coral reefs (photo)

The Swiss Re Foundation and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have developed the first training programme for coastal dwellers who want to help conserve the coral reefs that shield their communities from erosion, flooding and storms. We are piloting the approach on Mexico’s Caribbean coast near Cancún, a hub of tourism and fishing as well as home to the endangered Mesoamerican reef.

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

Threats to:

  • Health
  • Security
  • Prosperity
  • Opportunity

What our priorities are

  • Climate
  • Natural hazards
  • Water
  • Society

Who we support

  • Social entrepreneurs
  • NGOs
  • 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 2018

For reefs to protect coasts, humans must protect reefs. With The Nature Conservancy, the Swiss Re Foundation is helping people on Mexico’s Caribbean coast preserve and restore their reef for generations to come.

Download the Swiss Re Foundation Report 2018

Report Cover: The Swiss Re Foundation in 2018 (photo)