People at risk

Preamble to the Articles

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    The Munich Re Foundation was established in 2005 to mark the 125th anniversary of its founder. Munich Re has been dealing with global risks since 1880. Anyone with so much knowledge also bears responsibility. Those who act responsibly must share their knowledge. With the Munich Re Foundation, Munich Re assumes this responsibility. Based in Munich, the foundation is active worldwide, especially in emerging and developing countries.

    Preamble to the Articles of Association of the Munich Re Foundation

    Munich Re concerns itself with the great challenges facing the world today – population growth, globalisation, diminishing resources, environmental pollution, climate change.

    The foundation’s benefactor derives its competence to address the key questions affecting the future of society and to accept social responsibility in solving the problems that lie ahead from its knowledge of the tasks and issues these challenges pose for societies and economies.

    The benefactor’s primary interest is to play an active part in finding innovative solutions in the context of international population development and globalisation and their impact on the future of humanity in countries in different stages of development. The foundation’s role is to concentrate specifically on the interaction between population development and the medium of water as elixir of life, resource, and risk factor.

    Against this backdrop, the areas in which the foundation can be actively involved are many and varied, encompassing education and training, science and research, disaster prevention, environmental protection, and public healthcare.