Global Programmes

Here’s how we help across the world

Our work on global humanitarian projects is distributed across five primary areas.

Disaster Risk Reduction

We support development efforts aimed at preventing and preparing for the adverse impacts of natural disasters, and the suffering they cause.

Capacity Building

We help to develop human skills and improve the social environment, so people can improve their living conditions and their resilience.

Research & Innovation

Continuous innovation and research allow us to develop new approaches to risk management that can work in areas often thought uninsurable.

Social Entrepreneurship

We support social entrepreneurs whose ideas and connections can provide innovative solutions to address critical social and environmental issues.

Emergency Aid

Rapid assistance can save lives during an emergency. We respond quickly through donations and Swiss Re employees’ fundraising matching programmes.