Social Investments: Creating opportunity

Helping people build self-supporting structures is the basis of our social commitment in all regions of the world in which we operate.

We support people who live in challenging social and economic conditions to become independent of assistance and to shape their own lives and future as individually and independently as possible. With our projects to fight poverty, we focus on strengthening local social structures in a sustainable way. Our acknowledged expertise as a global financial institution enables us to create opportunities for many people: as a lender, we have already given 110 microfinance institutions access to capital. In turn, these institutions issue microloans to people to improve their quality of life. Moreover, with our ad-hoc donations, we provide quick, unbureaucratic support for relief efforts in disaster areas. And, lastly, we encourage employees to support our initiatives as corporate volunteers and are proud that so many accept this commitment.

  • Deutsche runners & volunteers help FIT For Charity raise record JPY71.1 million

    November 17, 2013 | Tokyo

    Among a record 8,769 participants from more than 110 companies in Tokyo's financial industry that gathered for the 2013 FIT For Charity Run on November 17, were 174 Deutsche Bank Group employees with family members and friends. more

  • Diversity Week Japan brings employees together

    November 11-15, 2013 | Tokyo

    Diversity Week 2013 came to a close on Friday 15 November after registering a number of significant achievements, from the launch on November 11 of dbPride Japan to represent LGBT issues, through to a week of regional and local events that encouraged employee participation and addressed the key themes of diversity for Deutsche Bank Group in Japan. more

  • Employees from Japan & Asia combine to build second playground in Tohoku

    November 7-9, 2013 | Miyagi

    Volunteers from Japan and Asia again joined hands between November 7-9 under the 10,000 hands initiative to build a playground for an elementary school in Ishinomaki, a coastal town that was struck heavily by both the earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11, 2011. more

  • Deutsche reaches final of Big Issue charity futsal tournament for third consecutive year

    November 12, 2013 | Tokyo

    A 9-strong Deutsche Bank Group futsal team reached the final of The Big Issue Japan Foundation's charity futsal tournament on November 6 for the third consecutive year, helping to raise JPY240,000 for the non-profit organisation’s work with the homeless and seeking to regain the title they won in 2011. more

  • 10,000 hands project unites Japan and Asia employees to build & refresh Tohoku playgrounds

    June 28 - 30, 2013 | Miyagi

    Thirty-two Deutsche Bank Group employees from Japan and across Asia united for the first time in a joint volunteer project to build and refresh playgrounds in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture between June 28-30. more

  • 'Go Purple 2013' - Japan celebrates International Women's Day

    March 8, 2013 | Tokyo

    Deutsche Bank Group employees in Japan dressed in support of International Women's Day on March 8 by wearing an item of clothing in purple, an icon for programs to prevent violence against women. more

  • Deutsche employees raise over JPY1.2m for FIT for Charity

    November 18, 2012 | Tokyo

    The 8th Financial Industry in Tokyo (FIT) For Charity Run, held at Tokyo's National Stadium on November 18, brought together 107 Deutsche employees and 41 family and friends to support the industry-wide event in support of local Tokyo-area charities. more

  • Deutsche runners join Special Olympics Nippon fund-raising run

    October 29, 2012 | Tokyo

    A team of ten runners from front and back-office departments represented Deutsche Bank Group at a second 'Special Olympics Nippon (SON) fund-raising run in Tokyo’s National Stadium, the mecca of Japanese sports, on 29th October. more

  • Deutsche Bank Group employees complete second volunteer project in Miyagi Prefecture

    September 29-30, 2012 | Miyagi

    Following the first volunteer trip in October last year, a team of 23 Deutsche Bank Group employees joined a two-day trip to Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture to co-host a German/Ishinomaki Local Food Festival for disaster victims in the region. more

  • Agency for Cultural Affairs recognises Deutsche Bank Group’s Tohoku support

    March 24, 2012 | Tokyo

    Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs presented Deutsche Bank Group with a certificate of appreciation for its support of the 'Save Our Culture' (SOC) project operated by the Foundation for Cultural Heritage and Art Research. more

  • Launch of local business revitalization project marks Deutsche Bank Group remembrance of Great East Japan Earthquake

    March 9, 2012 | Tokyo

    Marking the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated coastal areas of north-east Japan on March 11, 2011, Deutsche Bank Group has initiated a three-year project aimed at supporting the revitalization of local business and the recovery of the local economy. more

  • Deutsche Bank Group employees 'Go Purple' to raise JPY615,950 for International Women's Day

    March 8, 2012 | Tokyo

    Employees at Deutsche Bank Group raised JPY615,950 on March 8 by dressing in purple as part of a 'Go Purple' campaign to celebrate the 101st International Women's Day. more

  • Deutsche supports Special Olympics Nippon 5th National Winter Games

    February 10-12, 2012 | Fukushima

    A team of 15 employee volunteers from Deutsche Bank Group's Volunteer Network (V-Net) spent the weekend of February 10-12 supporting the coaches of speed- and figure-skating teams competing in the Special Olympics Nippon (SON) 5th National Winter Games in Fukushima Prefecture. more

  • FIT For Charity raises JPY68m

    November 6, 2011 | Tokyo

    Deutsche Bank Group is a full supporter of the FIT For Charity initiative, organized by like-minded individuals in the financial and related industries in Tokyo. Over 60 employees joined the 7th FIT For Charity Run on November 6, 2011 and helped to raise JPY68m for Tokyo and Tohoku charities. more

  • Special Olympics Nippon

    2011 | Tokyo

    Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competition which give them continuing opportunities to enhance their abilities and participate in the community. more

  • Launch of Tohoku Task Force

    June 2011 | Tokyo

    The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 shook not only Japan but also the rest of the world. Deutsche Bank Group and its employees globally were quick to respond to the urgent need for disaster relief and raised over USD3 million in total for the Tohoku region, much of which was donated through international organizations including the International Federation of the Red Cross and Save the Children. Among these contributions, staff at Deutsche Bank Group in Japan donated generously, while Deutsche donated all of its net agency equity trading commissions from Japanese equities transactions to the Japanese Red Cross Society. more

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