Our vision is a world free of poverty in which every individual has the freedom and power to create and sustain a just society in which to live.
Our mission is to empower the poor to participate in and benefit from the Indian growth process through integrated action in the fields of primary health, elementary education, financial inclusion and sustainable livelihood. This will be achieved through active collaboration with the government and independent organisations.
In 2008, India experienced massive flooding in the states of Bihar, Orissa, Assam and parts of West Bengal. These floods caused tremendous damage to human life, property and crops, affecting millions of people. Hardest hit were the poorest and most vulnerable, including children, the disabled, and marginalised social groups. ICICI Bank responded immediately, mobilising funds to help people affected by the floods by appealing to its Internet banking customers. Their spontaneous and overwhelming response was heartening. More than 55,000 individual customers responded, for a total contribution of Rs.31.70 million. ICICI Group companies and its employees contributed an additional Rs.106.50 million. The funds have been and continue to be utilised for the rehabilitation of flood victims in Orissa, Bihar and West Bengal. Rather than a short-term disaster relief programme, ICICI Group’s efforts have focused on the longer-term rehabilitation phase, including support for child resilience and livelihood rebuilding initiatives.