Z Zurich Foundation

The Z Zurich Foundation is a charitable foundation with registered office in Zurich (Switzerland) established by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd and Zurich Life Insurance Company Ltd in accordance with Swiss law. It is the main vehicle by which Zurich delivers on its global community investment strategy.

Z Zurich Foundation empowers vulnerable people within our communities to better protect themselves from risk, and to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Z Zurich Foundation aspires for a more equal world where everyone has independence, choice and power over their own futures.

The Z Zurich Foundation’s pillars of adapting to climate change, improving mental wellbeing and enabling social equity aren’t causes we picked at random. Z Zurich Foundation believes the key to creating a better future is connection – fostering relationships between those in the know and those most in need and together tackling society’s challenges from the ground up.

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Learning to Navigate Resilience: Building on Advances in Resilience Measurement

As the Resilience Measurement Community of Practice (RMEL CoP) transitions into the Resilience Knowledge Coalition, we offer three key contributions of resilience measurement in the past decade, and three challenges to advance resilience practice in the decade to come.

Race to Resilience

Race to Resilience is a campaign that aims to catalyse a step-change in global ambition and action for climate resilience, putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world where we not only withstand climate shocks but thrive in spite of them.

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GRP at the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021

Starting on Monday 25 January, CAS 21 will consist of several complementary events and sessions over a 24‑hour period to reach a global audience.

Join us at the Gobeshona Global Conference!

The conference will take place from 18 - 24 January 2021.

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Reflections on 2020: The Global Resilience Partnership

Highlights of GRP’s accomplishments that are only possible thanks to our Partners' combined efforts.