IGI PLC aligns its development and growth with what it perceives as its obligations to the society. It has therefore adopted a corporate social responsibility culture that supports organisations, activities and causes which promote the values of good citizenship, youth development and healthy living, particularly through sport sponsorship and endorsements.
IGI also supports the three tiers of government in Nigeria in the provision of social and welfare services by contributing to disaster relief efforts and providing infrastructures and facilities.
Since inception, IGI has embarked on the following Corporate Social Responsibility activities: Support for the Nigeria Police, Traffic Control, Disaster Relief, Sports Sponsorship and Promotion, Sponsorship of Football Clubs and Youth Development.
In the aftermath of the January 2002 Ammunition Dump explosions at the Ikeja Cantonment in Lagos, IGI donated cash and relief materials worth millions of Naira to the Federal and Lagos State governments towards providing aid for victims.
The story of IGI's involvement in sports sponsorship is as old as the company. Right from inception, IGI made sports sponsorship a pivot of its social responsibility programme, highlights of which are the following:
Football Clubs in the Nigerian domestic leagues have also enjoyed IGI's endorsement, which involve financial and material assistance running into millions of Naira yearly. Such Clubs include 3SC of Ibadan, Rangers of Enugu, Bendel Insurance of Benin, Niger Tornadoes, Kano Pillars, Jos City Raiders and others.
IGI sponsored the first edition of the ECOWAS Youth Football Championship in Abuja in 2003.
Since 2004, IGI has been the 'Official Insurer' of all the Nigerian national football teams, namely the Super Eagles, Olympic Dream Team, Flying Eagles, Golden Eaglets, Super Falcons, U-20 Female Team, U-17 Female Team, Beach Eagles and Home-based Eagles.
The company has also been named as the Official Insurer of the National league comprising Premier League and Divisions One, Two and Three.
IGI spearheaded the formation of the NYSC Foundation, which was a private sector-led initiative to revive the original ideals of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme.
The scheme was initiated and founded by IGI's Chairman, General Dr. Yakubu Gowon in 1973 when he was Head of State.
The company played the pivotal role in the formation of the National Collegiate Sports Foundation (NCSF), a private sector-driven body established to promote school sports.
Mr. Remi Olowude, IGI's Executive Vice Chairman, is the founding Chairman of both the NYSC Foundation and the NCSF.