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

GRP at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27)

COP27 takes place in Sharm El Sheikh from 6 November to 18 November 2022.

RAIN – A new agriculture innovation challenge for East Africa

GRP and Shockwave Foundation are excited to announce the Resilient Agriculture Innovations for Nature (RAIN) Challenge. RAIN will be launched at the at the COP27 Resilience Hub on 12 November 2022.

The key solutions raised at the ‘Addressing Loss and Damage: Practical Action’ conference

Following on from our previous post, this blog outlines the practical solutions that emerged from discussions at the Addressing Loss and Damage conference.

The key challenges that emerged at the ‘Addressing Loss and Damage: Practical Action’ conference

In this blog we reflect on the key issues that emerged during a two-day conference on Loss and Damage, hosted by the Scottish Government, the High-Level Climate Champions and the Global Resilience Partnership that saw delegates from all over the world come together to discuss how talk about loss and damage can be turned into practical action.

Palm trees planted by Kadir's brother

Abdul Kadir leads local efforts to replant trees to regain livelihoods in Bangladesh

In Gabura Union, Bangladesh, we meet Abdul Kadir, a tree enthusiast who plants trees to create new livelihood opportunities and enhance natural ecosystems in his community. This is the fifth of the 'Voices from the Frontline (Phase-II)' stories by ICCCAD and GRP.