Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company is committed to more than just giving back to the society or community within which it operates and focuses on doing well by doing good.

The business of Life Insurance is all about social security and protection i.e. aimed at the well being of human beings and the society as a whole. One of the five core values of the Company is Corporate Citizenship which stresses the fact that businesses and markets are essentially aimed at the welfare of society and thus complement each other.

As a part of its commitment to CSR, the presentation of life insurance policies to 8 underprivileged children at launch was the first step towards this initiative.

Our initiatives in 2008 | 2009 | 2010


  • Four CSR themes

    The Company focuses its efforts in two areas: financial inclusion (child education, women empowerment, skill development, capacity building for youth, women etc) and environment (biodiversity/wildlife, natural resources and livelihoods).

    A child education programme that aims at mentoring underprivileged children, children with disabilities or who are differently abled.

    Green Cover Programme
    An initiative aimed at protecting and conserving the environment by planting trees.

    A skill development/capacity building programme that focuses on an inclusive growth.

    Let's Change, Let's Save
    A programme aimed at using all resources responsibly/optimally through focus on reducing, reusing and recycling; respond to the challenge of global warming and climate change by promoting efficient use of energy and environment friendly processes and technologies and focus on changing/adopting ways of conserving the local biodiversity, thus protecting ecosystems and the environment.

    All initiatives have an in-built employee volunteering component and form a part of the above-mentioned themes.

  • CSR Policy
  • Our CSR Partners

    NGOs/Organizations we work with

    WWF-India is one of India's foremost conservation organizations and is a part of the global network spread across 100 countries. WWF-India's works across a diverse spectrum spanning biodiversity conservation, climate change and energy, river basin and wetland management, sustainable livelihood and on environmental education.

    Aide et Action
    Aide et Action works globally to make “Education for all” a reality by focusing on basic education for the underprivileged; works in 22 states in India.

    Amba Foundation
    Amba Foundation based in East Delhi, it works in the fields of education, health & community development, with a special focus women and children from economically weaker sections of the society.

    Navjyoti India Foundation
    Navjyoti India Foundation was founded by Dr Kiran Bedi and other like-minded police officers. The NGO works in the NCR and focuses on self reliance and crime prevention through education & empowerment of marginalized section of the society. The NGO has recently started working in the environment space as well.

    Smile Foundation
    Smile Foundation has over 160 welfare projects pan-India which cover initiatives in education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment for the underprivileged communities.

    Krishi Avam Paristhitki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS)
    Krishi Avam Paristhitki Vikas Sansthan (KRAPAVIS) works for conservation of the environment and upliftment of women to ensure sustainable livelihoods for rural, pastoral communities of Rajasthan.

    SOS Children's Villages of India
    SOS Children’s Villages of India, the Indian arm of SOS Children’s Villages, is committed to caring for parentless & disadvantaged children through 32 villages in 21 states.

    Canara Bank Centenary Rural Development Trust
    Canara Bank endeavoured to promote rural development, set up the Rural Development Section at Head Office during 1980 and Canara Bank Platinum Jubilee Rural Development Trust during 1982. The Trust was renamed as Canara Bank Centenary Rural Development Trust in 2006. It has been playing a pivotal role across the country to bring about a socio-economic transformation in the society, particularly in rural areas via education and skill training for self-reliance.

    Oriental Bank of Commerce Rural Development Trust
    OBC set up OBC Rural Development Trust in 2005 for setting up of Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) and taking up other developmental activities like education and vocational training for self-reliance. The Trust has established training Institutes in five Districts, viz., Jaipur, Sriganganagar, Ferozepur, Dehradun and Palwal.

    Advit Foundation
    Advit is a not for profit development organization, registered in India working for conservation of environment resources and livelihood enhancement. With a vision of promoting approaches to sustainable development Advit’s work focuses on improving living/working conditions through improved environment conditions, promoting environment education and conservation practices in north India, mainly Rajasthan.

    Butterflies is a registered voluntary organization working with vulnerable children, especially street & working children since 1989 and has presence in different parts of the country. With a rights based, participatory, non-institutional approach the organization endeavors to educate and impart life skills to vulnerable children so that they become self-reliant.

    Nehru Foundation for Development (NFD) - Centre for Environment Education (CEE)
    Nehru Foundation for Development (NFD) - Centre for Environment Education (CEE) is a national institution engaged in developing programs and material to increase awareness about the environment and implementing projects on sustainable development. CEE was established in 1984 as a Centre of Excellence in Environmental Education, supported by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

    Parampara is a non-profit voluntary organisation dedicated to the cause of Odisha’s Art, Craft & Culture as well as self-reliance and livelihoods. Parampara literary means ‘tradition and the institution is indeed an endeavour to preserve as well as channelize the flow of Odisha’s Art Tradition into eternity.

    Haritika works with marginalized people whose lives are dominated by extreme poverty, illiteracy, disease and other handicaps. With multifaceted development interventions, Haritika strives to bring about positive change in the quality of life of the marginalized people of Bundelkhand region of UP and MP.

    Centum Foundation
    Centum Foundation is engaged in carrying on social and charitable activities of national importance including vocational training for self reliance across India.

    Paralympic Committee of India
    Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) is a non-partisan and non-profitable organization, equivalent to Indian Olympic Association, a National Sports Federation, working solely for the promotion of Sports among people with disabilities, including the visually impaired in India to help them gain confidence as well as be self-reliant.

  • CSR Partners and Projects
    FY 2016 - 2017
    • WWF India (Trust): Project Madhuvan
    • Aide Et Action (Company) : Project Saakaar
    • Amba Foundation (Society): Project Ujjwal Bhawishya
    • Navjyoti India Foundation (Society) : Project Unnati
    • Smile Foundation (Trust) : Project Saksham
    • KRAPAVIS (Society) : Project Mahila Ajivika
    • SOS Children’s Villages of India (Society): Project Utkarsh
    • Canara RSETI (Trust): Project Pragati
    • OBC RSETI (Trust): Project Shakti
    • Advit Foundation (Trust): Project Jal Jeevan - Aarohan
    • Butterflies (Society): Project Asha
    • Implemented by Company: Project Samarth
    • Nehru Foundation Development-Centre for Enviornnment Education: Project Jal Dhara
    FY 2015 - 2016
    FY 2014 - 2015