Partnerships & commitments

Partnerships & commitments

Together with its partners, AXA is committed to improving quality of life and safety and creating new, environmentally friendly solutions. 

  • Promoting sustainable initiatives
  • Support for research projects in Switzerland
  • 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 exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into this partnership. You can also find out how AXA staff are supporting women's soccer. All this and much more can be found here.

AXA & 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

Via the AXA Research Fund, the AXA Group supports more than 665 research projects in 38 countries to the tune of around EUR 250 million. The AXA Research Fund finances basic research and innovative projects on environmental risks, social threats, and global challenges. 

Areas of research

  • Climate & environment 
  • Data & technology
  • Economy 
  • Health

Commitment in Switzerland

  • 25 research projects
  • Professorship in Reliability & Risk Engineering at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH)
    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.
  • Support for projects at Swiss universities in Bern, Basel, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, St. Gallen, and Zurich

We have commitments in these fields

  • 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 the industry.  

    To swissICT


    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



    Winlink is an association for information and communication technology (ICT) and digitalization in the Winterthur region.

    To Winlink

  • 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


    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. It was founded in 1936. The Pool makes it possible to offer insurance for natural perils at a standard premium that all customers can afford. The only solidarity organization of its kind worldwide, it covers the risks of high water, flood, storm, hail, avalanche, rockslide, rockfall, and landslide. 

    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 or even exceeding the agreed group targets. AXA Switzerland exceeded its target for the period from 2013 to 2020 and has 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

  • 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 for sustainable finance. It 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 annual crash tests provide important insights for effective prevention measures.

    To accident research

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



    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


Our networks

AXA is an active member of the following 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

  • 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

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