Activism, Collaborations, and People
Impact Report 2022
* Positively impacted & transformed numbers from academic-year grants reporting in July 2022 and calendar year grants reporting in January 2023 for the year 2022. H2 2022 beneficiary impact of grants reporting on an academic year cycle will be accounted as part of the 2023 impact report. The impact figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand.
** Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and its subsidiaries (Zurich). Excluded are employees of the Farmers Exchanges and Cover-More. Zurich Insurance Group has no ownership interest in the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Zurich Insurance Group, provides certain non-claims services and ancillary services to the Farmers Exchanges as attorney-in-fact and receives fees for its services.
*** Impact use of CHF 10 proxy per person based on 3 years average survey data from NGOs.
Reflections from some members of our Board of Trustees
Transparency and continuous improvement are critical to use the Foundation’s funds effectively. Since our establishment, we have grown the breadth and scale of impact considerably.
This, in turn, has been strongly reinforced through the Board of Trustees and management capacity.
The members of our Board of Trustees play a critical role in ensuring the efficient delivery of our operations and the fulfillment of our purpose. The seniority of our Board also adds value for our management team, who benefit from their professional experience and guidance.
There were so many wonderful examples of activism and humanity, often over many years or in very challenging circumstances. Thank you so much for the difference you make.
Our Board Members’ reflections on 2022
Member – 2016 - 2022
“Taking care of our young people today is critical for the future of our society and for future generations. The Caregivers@theWorkplace program can support them to better flourish and grow, and remain resilient throughout their lives.”
Member – 2020 - 2023
“It has been great to follow the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance’s continuous expansion and to see the establishment of yet another successful, global collaboration, this time with UNICEF stepping up efforts on mental wellbeing and already making a positive impact on more than half a million people worldwide. But most of all, it is impressive to see how the Foundation team continues to expand its reach and scope to help people globally with passion and commitment supported by a growing number of Zurich employee volunteers.”
Member – 2018 - 2024
“The work conducted in Peru showcases how the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance through consistent education, information gathering, and improvement actions has driven systemic change. The positive results moved the government to increase investments and adjust policies which are impacting 457,000 people today and an expected 9.3 million in the near future.”
Member – 2021 - 2023
“There is no better illustration of living the values than the volunteering of time, skills, and expertise. I am so pleased that Z Zurich Foundation’s 2022 Impact Report shows that our volunteering hours are now back to what they were before the pandemic. That’s a credit to each and every Zurich employee who has added tremendous value by giving some of their time to organizations and people in need.”
Member – 2011 - 2023
“The Social Hackathons demonstrated the power of “Together”—creating time and space for our people to bring their energy, skills and experience to the table to spark meaningful impact for charitable organizations and community members.”
About Z Zurich Foundation
The Z Zurich Foundation is a Swiss-based charitable foundation established by members of the Zurich Insurance Group. It is the main vehicle by which Zurich Insurance Group delivers on its global community investment strategy.
Farmers Exchanges’ employees are excluded from the numbers related to employees. Zurich Insurance Group has no ownership interest in the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Zurich Insurance Group, provides certain non-claims services and ancillary services to the Farmers Exchanges as attorney-in-fact and receives fees for its services.
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