Zurich takes on community investment initiatives around the world. The Z Zurich Foundation expresses our commitment to community involvement from the Group level. The Foundation works primarily through partnerships with the globally active non-profit organizations such as Practical Action, Rainforest Alliance, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and others around the issues of climate change, water scarcity, food security and economic development. In 2012 we have announced our decision to invest USD 100 million in the Foundation so that it can continue making contributions to solving pressing societal problems.
In addition, many Zurich offices make significant financial and in-kind contributions through their own local engagements, focusing on the particular needs of their communities.