As an industry association that engages deeply with society at large, CII's work extends to assisting members in meeting their social development aspirations. Corporate Social Responsibility is now evolving into a central area of concern for companies that wish to give back to society and share their rewards. It is a proven fact that companies with greater social engagement deliver higher value to their stakeholders.
CII associates with Government, NGOs, and civil society to help industry develop effective programs for social development. It provides a number of platforms through which members can engage on different issues, such as gender equality, microfinance, development of backward districts, HIV/AIDS, public health, etc. It can set up programs for members, help in finding credible destinations for their donations, or provide advice and consultancy in social development.
As it own CSR Initiative, CII has started the CII Foundation, where funds generated are used for various CSR and Developments activities.