Commitments & sponsorships

Commitments and sponsorships

Together with its partners, AXA is committed to improving quality of life and safety and developing environmentally friendly solutions. Our sponsorships support cultural, sporting, business, and social endeavors. 

Our commitments

AXA has a wide range of commitments in Switzerland:

  • Promoting women's soccer with the AXA Women's Super League
  • Promoting sustainable initiatives
  • Supporting research projects
  • Presence in politics and business

Our commitment to women's soccer

In keeping with its marketing claim "Know You Can," AXA supports Swiss women's soccer. The country's best female teams have played in the AXA Women's Super League since August 2020. Our sponsorship helps to make sure that the women's game and its players receive the recognition they deserve.

We offer you exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into this partnership and show you how AXA staff lend a hand to women's soccer. All this and much more can be found here.

Our commitment to research

Groundbreaking innovations require new insights. Many research projects in Switzerland and around the world are fully or partially funded by AXA. 

AXA Research Fund

The AXA Group provides EUR 250 million in support to more than 665 research projects in 38 countries via the AXA Research Fund, which finances fundamental research and innovative projects on environmental risks, threats to society, and global challenges in the fields of climate and environment, data and technology, economics, and health.

Research projects in Switzerland

  • 25 research projects:
    Support for projects at Swiss universities in Bern, Basel, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, St. Gallen, and Zurich
  • Professorship in Reliability & Risk Engineering at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich):
    The professorship, which is co-funded by AXA, is dedicated to studying the reliability and safety of complex technical systems such as power grids, transportation infrastructure, and communications technology.
  • AXA associate professorship in Information Security & Privacy at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL):
    Funded since 2015, the associate professor is responsible for research into the risks new technologies such as Big Data and cloud services pose for data security.

Partnerships and networks

  • Data/information and communication technology (ICT)


    With over 2,500 members, swissICT is the largest ICT industry association in Switzerland and the only one that unites providers, users, and specialists. It promotes the image of the Swiss ICT industry and encourages its members to acquire and share expertise. As well as raising awareness of specific topics, it hosts symposiums for the industry. Issues currently in the spotlight include sourcing & cloud, open source, innovation, Lean, Agile & Scrum, Industry 4.0, and e-health. The association lobbies for favorable operating conditions and conducts an annual evaluation of salaries in ICT.  

    To swissICT (in German)

    Swiss Data Alliance

    The Swiss Data Alliance is a non-partisan group of companies, industry associations, civil society organizations, research institutes, and individuals seeking to establish a forward-looking data policy in Switzerland.

    To the Swiss Data Alliance (in German)


    WinLink is an association for ICT and digitalization in the Winterthur region.

    To WinLink (in German)

  • Climate & energy

    Business organization for renewable energy and energy efficiency (aee suisse)

    AXA has been a member of aee suisse, the Swiss business organization for renewable energy and energy efficiency, since 2016. The organization raises awareness among the public and decision-makers of the need for a sustainable energy policy and is involved in shaping economic and energy policy frameworks.  

    To aee suisse (in German)

    Swiss Natural Perils Pool 

    The Swiss Natural Perils Pool is a voluntary association of private insurers that promotes risk equalization with respect to natural perils. Founded in 1936, it makes it possible to offer insurance for natural perils at a standard premium that all policyholders can afford. It is the only solidarity institution in the world for insuring people exposed to especially high risks from such natural perils as high water, flooding, storms, hail, avalanches, rockslides, rockfalls, and landslides. 

    To the Natural Perils Pool

    Swiss Climate Foundation

    The Swiss Climate Foundation's slogan is "By business for business – and the climate," and it supports innovative climate protection projects by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. AXA is represented on the Foundation's Board of Trustees and Advisory Board.

    To the Swiss Climate Foundation

    Zurich Energy Model

    The Zurich Energy Model is a group of large-scale energy consumers that has entered into a target agreement with the Energy Agency of the Swiss Private Sector, which is mandated by the federal government. AXA Switzerland has been a member for many years. Every year, each member company plays its part in increasing energy efficiency with a view to achieving the agreed group targets. In 2020, AXA Switzerland extended the target agreement by a further ten years to 2030.

    To the Zurich Energy Model

    Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein

    The Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein is devoted to the mission and goals of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). It supports and facilitates its members' efforts with regard to corporate responsibility, sustainability, and corporate citizenship.

    To the Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein

    öbu – Swiss Business Council for Sustainable Development

    The Swiss Business Council for Sustainable Development (öbu) brings companies together in the interests of a prosperous economy that respects ecological and social principles. It has more than 300 members, ranging from sole traders to large corporations and spread across all sectors.

    To öbu (in German)

  • Innovations & start-ups

    You can find out who we're currently working with on new products and services here.

  • Finance & sustainability

    Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF)

    SSF is a platform that aims to make Switzerland the leading financial center for sustainable financial services.

    To SSF 

  • Mobility & prevention

    AXA accident research

    AXA is the only insurer in Switzerland that invests in its own accident research. Its crash tests provide important insights for effective prevention measures.

    To accident research


    Swisscharge and AXA are committed to the Europe-wide rollout of charging stations for electric cars. An app brings operators and drivers together.

    To Swisscharge (in German)

    AXA Foundation for Prevention

    The AXA Foundation for Prevention works to improve road safety through preventive measures, research projects, and the character Max the Badger.

    To the Foundation for Prevention (in German)

  • Networks

    Switzerland Global Enterprise

    Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) is the official Swiss organization for export and investment promotion. It supports Swiss SMEs in their international business and helps innovative foreign companies to establish in Switzerland. It also provides Swiss SMEs with information, services, and contacts for their entire internationalization process. As a non-profit organization, S-GE provides a public service for its clients on behalf of the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO) and the cantons. 

    To Switzerland Global Enterprise

    Institute of Insurance Economics, University of St. Gallen

    The Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen is an international center for fundamental research and further education in the fields of risk management and insurance.

    To the Institute of Insurance Economics

    Avenir Suisse

    Avenir Suisse is a liberal think tank that addresses a range of topics with considerable importance for insurers and the Swiss economy as a whole, including social insurance, regulation, and Switzerland's standing as a business location. It develops new ideas for the future of Switzerland. 

    To Avenir Suisse

    Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Association Winterthur

    The Chamber of Commerce and Employers' Association Winterthur (HAW) is the regional representative of economiesuisse and the Swiss Employers Confederation, supporting the interests of small, medium-sized, and large companies in the Winterthur area. It drafts and defends positions on topics with relevance for local business policy and lobbies for optimal frameworks and dynamic, responsible development in the region.

    To HAW (in German)

    House of Winterthur

    House of Winterthur is an organization that seeks to promote and develop the Winterthur region as a dynamic center for business and an attractive leisure destination with a rich cultural heritage and a wide range of education opportunities.

    To House of Winterthur (in German)

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    Promotion of research projects

    Are you planning a research project on road safety and looking for a partner?

    To the Foundation for Prevention (german)
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    New business ideas

    Do you have a groundbreaking project or a product that suits AXA and its customers perfectly? That could well interest us.

    To innovations & start-ups


Do you have a creative idea or a bold plan for a project? We sponsor a range of cultural, sporting, business, and social endeavors. 

What kinds of sponsorship does AXA enter into?

In line with our marketing claim "Know You Can," we help talented young people, disabled and socially disadvantaged people as well as projects that take some courage to get up and running. We want to empower them to believe in themselves and their ideas, achieve their goals, and make their dreams come true. 

Here are some examples of what AXA Switzerland and its subsidiaries sponsor:

  • Local music and cultural events (as a supporter or promoter of institutions and clubs)
  • Sports clubs, teams, and events
    We support soccer and ice hockey teams that play in the regional leagues (First League or lower).
  • Corporate responsibility projects
  • Events organized by selected partners (as a sponsor or donor)
  • eSports events (no violent games)

What don't we sponsor?

As a matter of principle, we don't sponsor the following:

  • International projects (except for certain selected sponsorship commitments)
  • Nationwide projects (We do have selected nationwide sponsorship commitments that have been in place for many years, but we only enter into new commitments at the regional and local levels.)
  • Events with reach beyond a single region (e.g. TV, radio, social media or website advertising) 
  • High-risk sports that Suva (in German) categorizes as dangerous and/or have a significant environmental impact (BASE jumping, speedboat racing, boxing, ski speed record attempts, downhill biking, motocross, motorcycle racing, etc.)
  • Activities that are not compatible with AXA's values such as environmental awareness,  for example motor racing, classic car racing, rallying, etc.
  • Activities that may be discriminatory (e.g. in terms of religion, politics, sexual orientation, language, etc.)
  • eSports involving violent games
  • Events and activities that involve another insurance company (excluding banks, health insurers, and pension funds) as a co-partner or co-sponsor
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    Sponsorship request

    If you're interested in being sponsored by AXA Switzerland, please get in touch.

    Submit sponsorship request

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