People at risk

Purpose and vision

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    Guiding Principles

    Knowledge obligates. For this reason, we put our knowledge of risk at the service of humanity.   We recognise risks, counter and try to overcome them. We tap into the potential for sustainable development in global change. As critical thinkers and reliable partners, we stake a claim to finding long-term solutions. Our aim is to prepare people to cope with risk and to improve their living conditions.


    Our work effectively supports people in risk situations and helps to avoid risks. In dialogue with our partners worldwide, we stimulate ideas and create perspectives. The competence and quality of our work are convincing in social, political, economic and scientific circles – as well as in Munich Re.

    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.