Zurich Life Blog

A round up of all the latest news, views, commentary and analysis on the insurance, pensions and investment industry.

Share the love this Valentine’s Day and do something for the planet by planting trees in the Zurich Forest

Cool Planet Experience is more than just a visitor centre, and now with funding from the Innovate Together Fund by Rethink Ireland and corporate partners including Z Zurich Foundation, a digital climate action programme targeting school children gets the green light. 

NUIG’s ‘Bridging Worlds - New Learning Spaces for New Times’ project addresses the need to establish a strong and sustainable interface for learning. Being awarded funding from the Innovate Together Fund by Rethink Ireland and corporate partners including Z Zurich Foundation, enables this project to bridge that gap between formal and non-formal learning. 
Cork International Film Festival’s ‘Intinn’ is a film and mental health programme for secondary school students. Funding from the Innovate Together Fund by Rethink Ireland and corporate partners including Z Zurich Foundation, sees delivery of the online programme nationwide.

Barnardos is a leading provider of frontline services to children and their families. Being awarded funding from the Innovate Together Fund by Rethink Ireland and corporate partners including Z Zurich Foundation, enables the organisation to continue to support children and parents during the pandemic.  

Headway provides rehabilitation to brain injury survivors and support to family members. Being awarded funding from the Innovate Together Fund by Rethink Ireland and corporate partners including Z Zurich Foundation, enables the organisation to deliver remote learning to its clients to continue their rehabilitation.

In the second round of funding, €1.3 million was awarded to 20 projects nationwide in the community and social enterprise sector, for their innovative response to COVID-19.

UCD, Zurich Ireland and Z Zurich Foundation join forces to narrow the socio-economic gap on education outcomes for young people.

Zurich Insurance has announced David Russell, recent Grand Prix Farmer of the Year, as its Farm Insurance Ambassador. The youngest ever winner of the Farmer of the Year accolade, he will work with the team at Zurich Farm Insurance to highlight risk management, farm safety and mental wellbeing.  

Ag Mental Health Week 2020 runs from 10th – 16th October. Peter Hynes explains how the initiative came to fruition and why mental wellbeing in agriculture is important, now more than ever.