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.

Latest news and articles

It’s a Race Against Time to Flood-Proof Informal Settlements

Informal settlements around the world have the least developed infrastructure, yet they continue to come together to build their resilience to shocks and disasters.

Crowd voting for the Catalytic Grants programme is now open

Cast your vote and rate the proposals that you think provide the strongest intervention and relevance for locally-led adaptation and resilience by 23 May 2022.

The world of finance is waking up to the reality of climate change, but money still isn’t getting to the right places

With existing financial flows failing to reach climate adaptation efforts on the ground, how can we improve local-level access to climate finance?

Improving Shea Farming Communities’ Resilience

A new agroforestry farm model uses shea farming to bolster climate and economic resilience in Nigeria.

Nasreen Al-Amin and her organisation are building greener communities through locally-led adaptation

In Kano, Nigeria, a youth-led organisation is building resilience of local communities through a forest restoration project. Azeez Abubakar reports. This is the first of the ‘Voices from the Frontline (Phase-II)‘ stories by ICCCAD and GRP.