Barbara Jordan is the Engagement Manager for Asia-Pacific at the Z Zurich Foundation, a Swiss-based charitable foundation established by Zurich Insurance Group to deliver on its global community investment strategy.
The Z Zurich Foundation works alongside Zurich employees and other stakeholders, as well as with governments and NGOs in pursuit of a future where people can thrive in the face of increasing climate hazards, where those of us feeling the stresses of life are empowered to speak up, and where the marginalised in our society can reach their full potential.
In her role, Barbara works with Zurich’s businesses and their stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region to co-create and fund grant programs with NGOs that drive social impact for vulnerable communities. Mental health, in particular the promotion of positive mental health among young people, is a key aspect of this work. In Australia and New Zealand, Z Zurich Foundation funds three programs in this space.
Barbara previously worked at Zurich in Australia and in Switzerland, holding a number of roles in General Insurance and Corporate Responsibility, and as Engagement Manager for Z Zurich Foundation covering Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Barbara will be a panellist in our November impact2021 webinar on 25 November, Building back better: A mental health deep dive