The Fund, which began in 2008 as a program for Chubb’s Legal and Compliance Group, is now a global corporate commitment, reflecting the importance of the rule of law to our company, our employees, our customers and our communities.
Events that unfolded across the U.S. in 2020 focused Chubb’s attention more intensely on the persistent challenges arising from bigotry, racism and racial injustice in society, particularly for Black people. Chubb is taking specific actions to be an anti-racist company, among them are supporting programs to address inequality and promote social, economic and racial justice through the Chubb Rule of Law Fund. The Fund has made seven grants, including four announced in early 2021 that total $1.1 million, on initiatives to improve police and community relations, and to understand and reduce racial inequities throughout the criminal justice process.
Outside the United States, the Fund’s new projects address a broad spectrum of crucial challenges to the rule of law around the world. Chubb Rule of Law Fund grants are supporting projects including building an international legal regime for millions of refugees worldwide, developing a “judicial mediators” model for resolving long-running human rights issues in Colombia, and advancing efforts to establish a Latin American pro bono program to meet the extensive demand for legal assistance.
Chubb has been recognized by the United Nations Global Compact, the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. The Global Compact identified Chubb as the only global corporation with its own rule of law fund, and has showcased the Fund at numerous UN-sponsored events.
The Financial Times has awarded the Chubb Rule of Law Fund with the Innovation in the Rule of Law and Access to Justice Award.
The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice honored the Chubb Rule of Law Fund with an Award for International Pro Bono Excellence at the New York City Bar Association.