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The power of music
Born to Be | Asia
Music has the unique ability to bring people together. Under our Born to Be youth engagement programme, we seek to empower and transform communities through music. more

Staff in Asia shave their heads in support of childhood cancer research
June 2017 | Hong Kong, India, Singapore
For anyone whose child has been diagnosed with cancer, charities like Children's Cancer Foundation (CCF) and CanKids become a pillar to lean on during this difficult time. Their aim is to provide support to children and families at different stages of childhood cancer. more

Enabling Hong Kong’s needy to feed themselves
June 2017 | Hong Kong
Food, shelter and clothing are essential for person’s survival. With this understanding, a team of Deutsche Bank employees visited the St. James’ Settlement People’s Food Bank. There, they packed and distributed rice to families in need of assistance. more

Onboarding for new AkarakA scholars in Hong Kong, Philippines and Singapore
June 2017 | Singapore
Education has the power to change lives – that is the belief that guides Akaraka, a non-profit that funds tertiary education for underprivileged students. Deutsche Bank has been supporting Akaraka since 2010, providing scholarships to hundreds of students in Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong. more

Hong Kong volunteers help build nesting grounds at Long Valley
May 2017 | Hong Kong
Collaborating with the Conservancy Association, 20 Deutsche Bank Hong Kong staff and family members spent a day in nature, digging through the marsh and wading through mud to build two new bird islands in Long Valley. The bird islands are breeding and nesting sites for various species of water birds, allowing them to lay their eggs away from the ground where they are vulnerable. more

Deutsche Bank-Metropolitan Youth Orchestra scholarship awarded to six young musicians
May 2017 | Hong Kong
Auditions for the 2017/2018 Deutsche Bank-Metropolitan Youth Orchestra scholarship were held at the Deutsche Bank Hong Kong office last month. The panel of judges which included Donna Chang, Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong and Annie Yeo, Head of CSR Asia, along with MYO music directors and coaches, were impressed with the young candidates. more

Learning English through rugby
May 2017 | Hong Kong
In the last couple of months, Deutsche Bank Hong Kong employees committed their Fridays to help secondary school students improve their English skills while playing rugby. This is part of our support for the Tackling English programme, which is run jointly by the Hong Kong Rugby Union, Po Leung Kuk and the British Council. The unique initiative, under our Born to Be programme, helps secondary school students learn English through playing rugby and develop confidence in using the language. more

Made for Good in Asia
May 2017 | Asia
Supporting entrepreneurial ventures that create wider social good is a natural extension of what Deutsche Bank does for businesses of every size and purpose, every day, all over the world. more

Young Friends of the Hong Kong Arts Festival
February 2017 | Hong Kong
Over 2,500 young people can experience the work of world-class artists at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, thanks to the Deutsche Bank sponsored, Young Friends programme. Young Friends gives students from less privileged backgrounds, free access to festival performances and activities. more

Encouraging reading in Hong Kong
January 2017 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank Hong Kong concluded a year of volunteering by visiting the Telford Gardens Kindergarten in December, where volunteers read to a group of 50 children aged between four and six years in partnership with Bring Me A Book (BMAB), a non-profit organisation in Hong Kong. more

Wrapping up a year of Roots & Shoots English Classroom in Hong Kong
January 2017 | Hong Kong
In another successful year of Roots & Shoots English Classroom supported by Deutsche Bank Born to Be programme, 40 students from two local Hong Kong schools had the opportunity to learn English while making positive environmentally-friendly changes in their daily lives to help the environment. more

Christmas cheer in Hong Kong and Singapore
December 2016 | Singapore
Christmas is in the air at our Hong Kong office with the annual Deutsche Bank Christmas Charity Bazaar organised by COO Hong Kong on the last Friday of November. In its sixth year, the bazaar hosted six charities and social enterprises, where they sold various products including Christmas decorations and greeting cards, eco-friendly wares, hand-made bags and accessories, DIY craft kits, and food products such as organic teas and jams, all for a good cause. more

Watercress farming with Conservancy Association in Hong Kong
December 2016 | Hong Kong
Doing their part for the conservation of Hong Kong’s wetlands, 42 Deutsche Bank staff and family members braved the rain and cold on the last Saturday of November, ploughing through muddy fields to plant watercress in Long Valley. The watercress farming project was held in partnership with the Conservancy Association, a non-governmental organisation specialising in sustainable development of Long Valley. more

Engagement with local and overseas students in Hong Kong
December 2016 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank Hong Kong has been extremely active with two particular charities over the past four months. more

Spreading the message of hope at Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be charity concert in Hong Kong
October 2016 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank charity partners and clients, along with staff in Hong Kong brought home a message of hope in the first weekend of October, through the Born to Be charity concert held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on October 2. more

Career Workshop Development Series encourages youth to plan for their careers
July 2016 | Hong Kong
On June 30, Deutsche Bank Chief Operating Office Technology and Operations in Hong Kong invited 20 students from SAHK B M Kotewall Memorial School and Wa Ying College to visit the office for a day of career building activities. more

Supporting the inaugural Hong Kong Paralympic Open Day
July 2016 | Hong Kong
The bi-annual Paralympic Open Day was held on Sunday, May 29. Organised by the Hong Kong Paralympic Commiteee (HKPC), a long-time partner of Deutsche Bank Hong Kong, the event aimed to raise awareness of para-sports, encourage individuals with physical disabilities to participate in sports, and seek out new talent for further training. more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong volunteers help students improve English through sports
May 2016 | Hong Kong
Through the Born to Be initiative, Deutsche Bank enables children and youth to be who they were born to be. The Tackling English Programme is a joint partnership programme among Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Foundation (HKRU) and Po Leung Kuk (PLK), which uses sports as a medium to teach students English in an active and fun environment. PLK is a multi-faceted charity organisation. more

Do-It-Yourself “Thumbiano” workshop for students from low-income households in Hong Kong
May 2016 | Hong Kong
On 13 March, 22 volunteers spent the afternoon at Freespace Happening, teaching and assisting 28 underprivileged students to assemble their own thumbiano as part of the Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be initiative. A thumbiano is a musical instrument, which can be made using spokes from old bicycle wheels and wood from wine boxes. The event was a collaboration between Deutsche Bank Hong Kong and the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) Authority, which aims to promote art and culture in Hong Kong. more

Earth Day 2016: 118 trees planted at Lautau Island, Hong Kong
April 2016 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank Hong Kong celebrated Earth Day 2016 by planting 118 trees on Lantau Island as part of its In the Community programme. 2016 marks the 46th year since the launch of the Earth Day concept. Since then, the Earth Day Network has grown into a worldwide movement. more

Hong Kong students enjoy Hong Kong Arts Festival through the Young Friends programme
February 2016 | Hong Kong
For the third year, Deutsche Bank is a proud sponsor of Hong Kong Arts Festival’s Young Friends Programme, which aims to involve local students, particularly those from less privileged backgrounds. Hong Kong Arts Festival is a major international arts festival, offering a broad spectrum of programmes aimed at enriching the cultural life of the city. more

A family mission – feeding the elderly in Hong Kong
January 2016 | Hong Kong
For the fourth year running, Deutsche Bank Hong Kong partnered with Food for Life to cook and distribute food for the elderly. Working with the world's largest vegetarian food relief network, 27 Deutsche Bank volunteers and their family and friends prepared and delivered wholesome vegetarian food to more than 1,000 underprivileged elderly folks in Hong Kong. more

Career Workshop for the special-abled and underprivileged students
January 2016 | Hong Kong
For the third year in a row, Chief Operating Office (COO) Technology & Operations Hong Kong organised a series of career workshops on January 13, aimed at helping special-abled and underprivileged students in Hong Kong prepare for university admission and job hunting by discovering their career aspirations. more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong supports events organised by HKPC&SAPD
January 2016 | Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC&SAPD) was established in 1972 to organise, develop and promote sports to the physically disabled. Potential disabled athletes are then identified, trained and selected to represent Hong Kong in overseas competitions. Deutsche Bank has supported the organisation for 4 years, and we once again supported their events in November 2015 and January 2016. more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong Finance team help Nesbitt Centre refurbish their facilities
October 2015 | Hong Kong
On October 16, 20 employees from the Deutsche Bank Hong Kong Finance team volunteered with the Nesbitt Centre to help refurbish their facilities. The Nesbitt Centre is a non-profit organisation that provides an English-speaking educational programme for adults with learning disabilities. The programme helps the beneficiaries achieve independence and to develop their own potential and opportunities within the community. more

GTO Hong Kong volunteers help clean up Lantau Island
June 2015 | Hong Kong
On June 6, more than 20 Group Technology & Operations (GTO) colleagues spent a morning with Ark Eden on Lantau, Hong Kong’s largest island. The volunteers’ efforts were dedicated to a beach clean-up at a site Shui Hau, which means “an opening to the sea world”. The location is one of the more popular Lantau tourist spots during summer and the biggest mud-flat on Lantau Island, which is classified as a Coastal Protection Area. more

Bring Me A Book event ignites interest to read in children from low-income families
May 2015 | Hong Kong
On Friday, May 15, 19 volunteers from Deutsche Bank Hong Kong, led by Chief Country Officer Peter Lo, spent a Friday afternoon at a local kindergarten, reading and interacting with the children. They were there for an event organised by 'Bring Me A Book Hong Kong' (BMAB), a registered charity in Hong Kong that promotes family literacy by helping children from low-income households access quality children’s books, as well as empowering parents and educators to help the children succeed in school and life. more

Successful completion of Heifer International’s Donate-a-sheep Programme
May 2015 | Hong Kong
Following the highly successful talk by Heifer International in November 2014, a week-long ‘Lunch to Feed’ series was held in April this year to further promote Heifer International’s Donate-a-sheep Programme – as 2015 is the year of the sheep. more

Born to Be -- Second year of Young Friends sponsorship benefits another 300 underprivileged students in Hong Kong
May 2015 | Hong Kong
Young Friends, an education and audience development programme designed to nurture local secondary and tertiary students’ interest in the performing arts in Hong Kong, began in 1992 and now has more than 130,000 student members. Deutsche Bank became the project’s first Corporate Sponsor in 2014. more

MADD Programme -- 2014
April 2015 | Hong Kong
Continuing its commitment to supporting education for children, after five successful years, Deutsche Bank has once again partnered with the Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services (CECES) to run the MADD Programme. more

Deutsche Bank volunteers join ‘Run for Paralympians 2015’ to raise funds for HKPC&SAPD
January 2015 | Hong Kong
On January 25, 2015, 14 volunteers from Deutsche Bank’s Hong Kong and Singapore offices took part in the ‘Run for Paralympians’ marathon in Hong Kong, running 10km to raise funds for the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee and Association for the Physically Disabled (HKPC&SAPD). more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong sponsors China Vanke's inaugural Run for Fun event with WWF as beneficiary
December 2014 | Hong Kong
On Saturday, December 13, the real estate developer China Vanke introduced its Run for Fun event to Hong Kong for the first time. The event originated in its Shenzhen headquarters in March 2013. This year, to celebrate China Vanke’s 30th anniversary, the run expanded to all the 60 mainland cities where China Vanke has a footprint. more

GTO Hong Kong partners with Feeding Hong Kong for first annual 'Hungry Games'
November 2014 | Hong Kong
108 employees of GTO Hong Kong and their business partners in Human Resources turned up on a bright Saturday morning on November 1 to take part in a teambuilding event with a difference. more

Experience-sharing with AFS exchange students
June 2014 |
On June 29, Deutsche Bank volunteers in Hong Kong shared their life experience with over hundred selected exchange students to prepare them for their upcoming one-year overseas exchange in over 20 countries around the world. These exchange students are part of AFS Intercultural Exchanges (AFS). more

Hong Kong Group Finance gives surplus food a new lease of life
June 2014 | Hong Kong
On Jun 27, Deutsche Bank Hong Kong Group Finance partnered with Bo Charity Foundation for a ‘Food Angel’ volunteering programme. more

Hong Kong Arts Festivals’ Young Friends Programme with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
March 2014 | Hong Kong
As part of Deutsche Bank’s commitment to promote art through its various cultural activities, the Risk Corporate Responsibility team hosted another enjoyable musical event with the Princess Alexandra School (PAS), a local school for students who have disabilities. more

Mock interview workshop for PAS students
November 2013 | Hong Kong
After the success of the mock interview workshop in October, on November 9 Deutsche Bank Hong Kong Risk, Compliance and Group Technology & Operations (GTO) employees united to prepare students from Princess Alexandra School (PAS) for their last step in the job-hunting process. Twelve graduating students from PAS, a local secondary school for students with physical and other disabilities, went to Deutsche Bank’s Hong Kong office in the International Commerce Centre on a sunny Saturday for a mock interview prepared by Deutsche Bank employees. more

‘Castles Can Fly’ brings families together
October 2013 | Hong Kong
On September 29, 20 volunteers, including Deutsche Bank staff, their friends and family members, took 74 individuals from medium and low income families to Shek O Beach for a session of sand castle building. Titled ‘Castles Can Fly’, the project represented a unique way of using sandcastle building as a means to improve relationships between parents and teenagers in Hong Kong. more

SEWA Day Hong Kong – donate time through service rather than money
October 2013 | Hong Kong
On Sunday, October 6, 2013, more than 40 Deutsche Bank Hong Kong staff and family participated in the Sewa Day Food For Life project by cooking and distributing vegetarian food to over 1,000 underprivileged and elderly people in Hong Kong. Introduced to Deutsche Bank by Dixit Joshi, Head of Equities, Asia, this year’s event represented Deutsche Bank's second association with Food For Life, one of the world's largest vegetarian food relief networks. The project entailed chopping, cooking, packing, delivering and distributing food to the beneficiaries. Volunteers were being exposed to a different side of Hong Kong through the three delivery centres in Kowloon and New Territory (Sham Shui Po, Tuen Mun and Nam Cheong), leaving an indelible mark on all of them. more

St James' Settlement – Care for Hong Kong senior citizens
August 2013 | Hong Kong
August 17 was a meaningful and happy day for 24 Deutsche Bank Hong Kong volunteers, who participated in a St James’ Settlement (SJS) – Care for Hong Kong senior citizens event to deliver electric fans to the elderly. more

Fun Cooking Workshop with Po Leung Kuk
June 2013 | Hong Kong
On June 1, 12 Deutsche Bank volunteers from Global Business Services (GBS) joined the Fun Cooking Workshop with the Corporate Responsibility (CR) committee. This is the second year the CR committee has partnered with Po Leung Kuk Chan Siu Po Integrated Rehabilitation Centre, which provides a range of services including in-house integrated vocational training programmes and day training to physically and mentally challenged people in the Tin Shui Wai community. more

Deutsche interns enjoy a day at the Princess Alexandra School in Hong Kong
July 2013 | Hong Kong
Members of the Class of 2013 Deutsche intern group in Hong Kong were greeted with smiles on June 28 at the Hong Kong Red Cross Princess Alexandra School, a special care centre that provides holistic educational and therapeutic services for more than 230 children with physical and multiple handicaps. more

Art Basel in Hong Kong with disadvantaged children
May 2013 | Hong Kong
On May 25, Deutsche Bank volunteers spent an inspiring morning with students at Art Basel in Hong Kong, supporting our engagement with arts and society and also enjoying a new perspective on some of the amazing artworks on display. This Art4Kids event is an art education programme for local schoolchildren supported by Deutsche Bank, in partnership with Chun Tok School (formerly named as the Hong Kong School of Deaf). The Bank invited 30 students from the school to participate in artistic activities and respond creatively to artworks, recognising the validity of their reactions and developing understanding of key concepts – in this case, composition, medium and colour. The internationally-acclaimed Art Basel exhibition provided a fantastic platform for this. more

Hong Kong gives Chinese New Year red packets to the disadvantaged
March 2013 | Hong Kong
2013 and the Year of the Snake started off with a bang as the Bank’s Hong Kong employees raised over HKD60,000 for the first Corporate Responsibility event of the year. The campaign, driven by Global Technology, encouraged employees to Pass on their Passion by Passing on a Red Packet with a donation in the spirit of Chinese New Year to aid the HKSPC (Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children) in building a Children’s Resident Home. more

MADDER Final Performance
November 2012 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank's MADD (Music, Art, Drama, Dance) programme was designed to help local primary school children improve their English skills and build confidence through participating in various workshops and activities. After running the programme successfully for three years, Deutsche Hong Kong, along with partner Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services (CECES), launched MADDER 2012 (MADD English Robot). Chun Tok School, which provides education to students with hearing disabilities, was invited to join the programme. more

Visiting Noah’s Ark Park with children from Heep Hong Society
December 2012 | Hong Kong
On December 15, Deutsche Bank Hong Kong partnered with Heep Hong Society to share love and hope with children aged two to six, who have specific learning difficulties and other special needs. A group of 14 Deutsche Bank staff, along with the children, their family members and Heep Hong Society staff, set out on an eventful and educational day trip to Noah’s Ark Park, a new attraction in Hong Kong aiming to foster family values and care for the environment through interactive play and entertainment. more

Christmas at Deutsche – Christmas charity bazaars and flea market
December 2012 | Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines
In November, the Christmas bazaars in Singapore and Hong Kong, two significant Deutsche Bank hubs in Asia, saw employees taking time off from their busy schedules to man booths selling fair trade goods made by Deutsche Bank-supported local charities as well as others across Asia, including Cambodia, Thailand, India and Philippines. Most of the products such as handbags, decorative items and fashion accessories, were made from recycled materials such as ring pull tabs, rolled magazine paper, bangles, and fabrics. The sale proceeds were donated to the participating charities to continue the Bank's work in supporting their causes. more

Race to ICC-100, Hong Kong’s tallest landmark
December 2012 | Hong Kong
On December 2, Deutsche Bank staff participated in a corporate race jointly organised by Sun Hung Kai Properties and The Community Chest of Hong Kong (The Chest). The Race to ICC-100 saw about 300 runners compete as individuals and teams at the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong and home to Deutsche Bank's branch offices, to raise funds for The Chest. more

Geopark Coastal Clean Up
November 2012 | Hong Kong
On a beautiful Sunday in November, a team of volunteers from Deutsche Bank participated in a geopark coastal clean-up, a joint event with AFS Intercultural Exchanges and co-organised by Tai Po Environmental Association . more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong participates in the 20th Dress Casual Day
October 2012 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank participated in the Hong Kong-wide 20th annual Dress Casual Day, a charity event organised by The Community Chest. Employees were offered the chance to donate and come to work in casual wear in order to support the 153 local charities that are beneficiaries of the Community Chest. more

Giving underprivileged students the opportunity to enjoy classical orchestra
October 2012 | Hong Kong
It is rare for Hong Kong’s underprivileged students from Kowloon and New Territories to travel into Central. Even fewer have the opportunity to attend a classical orchestral performance. more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong participates in Sewa Day, a global volunteering initiative
October 2012 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank Hong Kong partnered with Food for Life for this year’s Sewa Day on Sunday, October 7, 2012. After months of planning and preparation, Deutsche Bank staff, family members and friends met up at the kitchens of Food for Life in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong for a day of volunteering. more

Deutsche Bank partners with children from Changing Young Lives Foundation to better understand organic farming
July 2012 | Hong Kong
On July 22, 2012, Deutsche Bank partnered with the Changing Young Lives Foundation to organise a CSR event at an organic farm owned by the Produce Green Foundation. Led by the Deutsche Bank Hong Kong Risk Operations and Compliance teams, 20 volunteers connected with 30 children and their families in a day to better understand organic farming and gain environmental education. more

Deutsche Bank partners Operation Smile
June 2012 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank was recently invited to a dinner in Hong Kong, hosted by Operation Smile for its major supporters and volunteers and Board members. The dinner was headed by their Chairman, Sir David Akers-Jones on June 23, 2012. more

Deutsche Bank volunteers assist in rice planting
April 2012 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank works closely with The Conservancy Association, a non-governmental organization specializing in sustainable development of Long Valley, to support the livelihoods of local farmers. For the second year running, the Bank will be sponsoring the association’s Eco-Paddy programme, which aims to promote traditional rice farming techniques and create a natural habitat for several endangered species in Hong Kong. As part of our continuous support in environmental protection, Deutsche Bank has been sponsoring two farmlands in Long Valley, New Territories, which is the last and largest agricultural wetland in Hong Kong. more

Reforestation on Lantau Island
March 2012 | Hong Kong
25 Global Business Services and Finance employees pulled themselves from their beds on an early Sunday morning to plant trees on Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong. Lantau primarily consists of mountainous terrain and is often referred to as "the lungs of Hong Kong" given its abundance of indigenous forest and relative scarcity of high-rise residential developments. more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong donate "Lai See" to children in need
January 2012 | Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank made a difference to Hong Kong children in need through Lai See (red packet) donations during the Lunar New Year. more

Deutsche Bank celebrate Chinese New Year with live-alone elderly and underprivileged children
January 2012 | Hong Kong
Global Transaction Banking in Deutsche Bank Hong Kong recently invited 65 elderly folks and 15 children from Society for Community Organization (SoCO) to have a lunch gathering in a Chinese restaurant in Western Kowloon Plaza on Saturday, February 4 to celebrate the festive Lunar New Year. more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong hiked for a green cause
January 2012 | Hong Kong
Saturday, 14 January started bright and early for 36 Deutsche Bank Hong Kong staff who were about to embark on the annual Green Power Hike. Deutsche Bank sponsored a total of nine teams (four participants in each) - three teams in each of the 10 kilometres, 25 kilometres and 50 kilometres categories. more

Rice Paddy Farming in the New Territories, Hong Kong
November 2011 | Hong Kong
At the “Rice Paddy” programme held on November 26, 30 Deutsche Bank volunteers helped in the rice harvesting and straw man making workshop. more

Christmas Bazaar, Hong Kong
November 2011 | Hong Kong
The inaugural Hong Kong Christmas Charity Bazaar, organized by the Global Equity Business Services team, was held on November 25. more

‘An egg a child’ campaign in Guizhou, China
November 2011 | Hong Kong
Ten volunteers from Hong Kong spent three days in Guizhou in October, delivering books and running ‘An egg a child’ campaign to help some of the region’s underprivileged children. more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong raises 100,000 Hong Kong dollars for Community Chest
September 2011 | Hong Kong
In late September, over 400 employees in Deutsche Bank Hong Kong supported The Community Chest Dress Casual Day to raise funds for its family and child welfare services. more

Deutsche Bank cleans up the green lung of Hong Kong
September 2011 | Hong Kong
Over the past 25 years, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has become the world’s largest volunteer effort for ocean health. Nearly nine million volunteers from 152 countries and locations have cleaned 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean on just one day in September annually. more

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong goes MADD
March 2011 | Hong Kong
With strong commitment to supporting education for children, Deutsche Bank Hong Kong has partnered with the Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services (CECES) to develop the MADD (Music, Art, Drama, Dance) programme since 2009, the objective to help local school children improve their English skills and build confidence through participating in storywriting, music, art, dance and drama activities. more

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