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Corporate Responsibility – Building Social Capital

At Deutsche Bank Asia, we view Corporate Responsibility (CR) as an investment in society and our own future.

As a responsible corporate citizen, the Bank has leveraged on global intelligence and local inspiration to ensure the sustainable development of the communities in which we conduct business.

Deutsche Bank's Corporate Responsibility programme is anchored on the principle of 'Building Social Capital'. Our Corporate Responsibility programme focuses on critical issues in these areas and is carried out across Asia through the Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation.



  • Born to Be – ArtEd Sessions with Childhope Philippines

    March 2014 | Philippines

    In partnership with the University of the Philippines, Deutsche Knowledge Services (DKS) in Manila started the quarter with two ArtEd sessions for children from Childhope Philippines (CHAP). 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

  • Fundraising for solar lighting project in India’s villages: Third edition of Trade for a Cause is largest fundraiser by India employees

    February 2014 | India

    Deutsche Bank, in partnership with the Chirag Rural Development Foundation (Project Chirag), is drawing on solar energy to help light up villages in rural India that are off the power grid. Since 2010, Deutsche Bank has supported Project Chirag, which began as a college initiative and is now a non-profit organisation active in 160 villages. more

  • Deutsche Knowledge Services holds ‘Excellence in Art’ Awards

    February 2014 | Philippines

    As part of its 'Appreciating Art in Deutsche Bank' programme and 'Art Inspires' project, Deutsche Bank Philippines and Deutsche Knowledge Services (DKS), a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, announced the 2013 winners of the ‘Excellence in Art’ Awards on February 7. more

  • Tour de Singapore with aidha

    February 2014 | Singapore

    To kick off 2014 with a bang, on Sunday, 16 February Deutsche Bank partnered with aidha – a non-profit organisation dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty for domestic workers through financial literacy and entrepreneurship – along with other financial institutions, to hold the Tour de Singapore bike ride. more

  • Deutsche Bank Singapore holds charity bazaar to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan

    November 2013 | Singapore

    The annual Christmas Charity Bazaar in Singapore was held in the One Raffles Quay office on November 29. Eight local charities and one regional charity were invited to set up booths selling various items for charity, including handmade jewellery, bags, novelty items, baked goods, and finger food. Deutsche Bank volunteers championed each cause and took the lead in liaising with the charities. More than 20 volunteers helped to set up and man the stalls, enthusiastically promoting the products to colleagues. more

  • New school building and water filters for villagers of Haburugala, Sri Lanka

    November 2013 | Sri Lanka

    Villagers in Haburugala belong to one of the poorest communities in Sri Lanka. They make a living from agriculture, and usually only earn a daily wage. The spread of chronic kidney disease, previously only prevalent in the North Central Province, only adds to the woes of the villagers. According to medical experts, the disease is believed to be caused by agricultural pesticides gradually contaminating the water over the years. 400 farmer families, identified with the support of the divisional secretariat officials from four grama-seva divisions, were provided with drinking water filters. More than 2000 villagers are expected to benefit from the water filters. more

  • Lakshya 2013 equips Indian non-profits for game changing development in the social sector

    October 2013 | India

    In its second edition, ‘Lakshya’, Deutsche Bank’s capacity-building workshop for small and growing Indian non-government organisations (NGOs), has taken another decisive step towards being established as a forum where important social sector developmental issues are discussed and actionable solutions are determined. Held on October 23 at the MCA Club in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai’s upcoming business hub, Lakshya 2013 was attended by 150 delegates, including about 120 NGO representatives, several heads of Corporate Responsibility departments and Foundations, and other sector experts. 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

  • Willing hands at Willing Hearts in September

    September 2013 | Singapore

    On September 2 and 9, a total of 53 pairs of willing hands helped out at Willing Hearts. The place gives new meaning to the term ‘hit the ground running’. When the volunteers arrived at 6.30am, Tony Tay, the founder, was already at Willing Hearts and cooking had begun. more

  • Memorable afternoon onboard Star Virgo with St. Luke’s Eldercare

    September 2013 | Singapore

    Deutsche Bank Singapore volunteers spent a meaningful afternoon on September 20 along with staff of Star Cruise and elders from St. Luke’s Eldercare, as they accompanied the elders who were invited for a tour and entertainment onboard Star Virgo. The Star Cruise team was at Harbourfront terminal to ensure a smooth registration prior to boarding. Programmes on board include a performance showcasing Star Virgo's entertainment by singers and acrobats. The elderly responded with smiles, cheers and claps. more

  • “Buka Puasa” (Break fast) with the Children at Nur Zaharah Welfare Home

    August 2013 | Malaysia

    Nur Zaharah Welfare Home is a home for 52 children (between the ages of 5 to 20) and ten caretakers. The children are from broken homes, abusive or poor families. Some were abandoned by their families and placed at the Orphanage, which is their only home. more

  • Volunteers pack 'back-to-school' kits for underprivileged children

    July 2013 | India

    Every year, the Deutsche Bank India Corporate Responsibility team collaborates with the Seva Sahayog Foundation, a local non-profit organization involved in education work, to organise fundraising for back-to-school kits to donate to children from underprivileged homes. more

  • Deutsche Bank and Client Join Forces in a Corporate Responsibility Effort – Project Washing-thon

    June 2013 | Singapore

    For the first time, Deutsche Bank Singapore teamed up with a customer beyond doing business and delivered much needed cleaned pre-loved clothes to deserving causes in Southeast Asia. Electrolux, a long time Global Transaction Banking customer in Asia, provided expertise in laundry and Deutsche Bank did what we are good at to drive collection efforts internally and sent our volunteers to wash, fold and pack! more

  • Deutsche volunteers bring smiles to Neijiang, China

    June 2013 | China

    In continuing celebration of the tenth anniversary of Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation (DBAF) this year, a second volunteer exchange trip to was organised from June 19 to 25. 19 volunteers from five countries across Asia Pacific spent five long hectic days with Operation Smile on a medical mission in Neijiang, a prefecture-level city in Sichuan Province in southwest of China. more

  • dbPride leads Deutsche Bank volunteers to support LCSS's ‘Run for Life’

    June 2013 | Singapore

    dbPride members, straight allies, friends and family came out in full force to support the first Life Community Services Society (LCSS) ’Run for Life’ 10k charity run on Saturday, June 8. more

  • Senior management visits charities supported by Deutsche Bank in India

    June 2013 | India

    The Jaipur Leadership Team, along with the Deutsche Bank Group Leadership team – Mr. Shrinath Bolloju, Ms. Chitra Shringare, Mr. Rajiv Bhambani and Mr. Linus Chettiar – as well as the Jaipur Corporate Responsibility team, visited a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and village schools close to the Jaipur site to mark their continued commitment and support to social responsibility. more

  • Volunteers enjoy Deutsche-sponsored 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. more

  • Deutsche volunteers organize eye examination for students

    April 2013 | India

    As part of an endeavor to improve the quality of life and learning for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, volunteers from the DBOI Global Services team in Mumbai, India, organized an eye examination exercise for a tribal village school. more

  • Joss Stone visits Deutsche's Rock-ed programme in Philippines

    March 2013 | Philippines

    Celebrity soul singer, songwriter and actress Jocelyn Eve Stoker, or Joss Stone as she is popularly known, visited DKS Rock-ed, a community programme sponsored by Deutsche Bank and run by staff from Deutsche Knowledge Services (DKS) Philippines. Rock-ed (short for Rock education) provides street children in and around Manila the opportunity to appreciate and learn about music. more

  • '5,000 Popcorns', another unique Corporate Citizenship initiative by Deutsche India

    December 2012 | India

    On December 19, an early winter morning, over 50 employee volunteers got out of their homes to spend the next few hours with about 5,000 children from municipal schools and slum-based learning centres. These children, who have grown up in poverty, have had little exposure to the thrills of modern technology that many others take for granted. more

  • Deutsche volunteers return to Siem Reap for the third year

    December 2012 | Singapore

    In 2012, with support from the Bank, Deutsche Bank volunteers returned once again to Siem Reap as part of our continued commitment to programmes in Cambodia. Spearheaded by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers, ten of our staff from various departments spent four hectic but rewarding days from December 11 to 14 rendering their services at various locations. more

  • A day of music and art for Deutsche Singapore

    November 2012 | Singapore

    Deutsche Bank staff in Singapore celebrated compassion through art, as they put brush to canvas and joined the local Charities of the Year (CotY) beneficiaries for a lunchtime mural painting session on Wednesday, November 28 in One Raffles Quay. The mural designed by Social Creatives, a social enterprise, celebrates Deutsche Bank's 40th anniversary in Singapore and tells the Deutsche Singapore CSR story, honouring a year of giving and volunteerism. The mural was partly painted by children and elderly community members who represented the three charities supported by CotY. 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 volunteers return to Siem Reap for the third year

    December 2012 | Singapore

    In 2012, with support from the Bank, Deutsche Bank volunteers returned once again to Siem Reap as part of our continued commitment to programmes in Cambodia. Spearheaded by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers, ten of our staff from various departments spent four hectic but rewarding days from December 11 to 14 rendering their services at various locations. more

  • Volunteers interview potential women entrepreneurs at the Be! Fund Interview Day in Mumbai

    November 2012 | Mumbai

    17 volunteers from Deutsche Bank, CIB Centre and DBOI GS had an unusual start to their week. On Monday, 15 October, these volunteers participated in the Be!Fund Interview Day to assess business plans of five young women entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs – Shoiba, Sultana, Bindu, Kavita and Sheeba – came from different impoverished parts of Mumbai to pitch their business idea for funding from the Deutsche Bank-Be! Fund partnership. more

  • Deutsche Bank volunteers get artistic with Borinwon Orphanage’s little angels

    September 2012 | Korea

    On September 8, 25 Deutsche Bank volunteers visited Borinwon Orphanage, to brush up their creativity skills in a pottery session with the children. more

  • Deutsche Bank offers immediate relief to flood-affected victims

    August 2012 | Philippines

    The severe flooding that inundated the Philippines' main island of Luzon the week of August 6 wrought damage and devastation on a massive scale, affecting over three million people in 36 cities and 167 municipalities in 16 provinces. 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 sponsors construction of schools in Manila

    May 2012 | Philippines

    In May 2012, corporate volunteers from Philippines visited the Tanza Elementary School in Navotas City, a fishing village located in Metro Manila. The volunteers, together with the students, painted a mural for the school. The mural depicts children caring for the environment and highlights the impact of climate change. more

  • Deutsche invests in young women in India

    May 2012 | India

    To commemorate Deutsche Bank’s inaugural Women in Asian Business Conference in 2011, we partnered with Be! Fund to invest in 12 start-up businesses proposed by young women living in poverty. more

  • Deutsche Bank partners with Realino Foundation

    May 2012 | Indonesia

    On May 26 - 28, Deutsche Bank CSR Jakarta team with Realino children re-organized two dormitories in Realino Foundation and also created a small library for the children in Realino Foundation. more

  • Another successful ART HK which included meeting the artist Cai Guo-Qiang, and the CSR Art4Kids programme

    May 2012 | Hong Kong

    ART HK 12 – the Hong Kong International Art Fair - took place from May 17 to 20 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This is the third year that Deutsche Bank has been the lead sponsor at this prestigious art event. more

  • Deutsche Bank makes ‘green music’

    March 2012 | Singapore

    In celebration of Green Week, Deutsche Bank organized a workshop for employees with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) to make ‘green music’ using recycled materials. Led by SCO’s associate conductor Quek Ling Kiong, a group of more than 50 employees used various materials such as plastic bottles, books, and glass bottles to make music. more

  • Deutsche Knowledge Services donates refurbished laptops to charity

    March 2012 | Philippines

    Deutsche Knowledge Services (DKS) donated some 20 pre-owned refurbished laptops to Resources for the Blind (RBI), one of Deutsche Bank’s many supported charities, for use by its scholars. more

  • Raptor Watch 2012 – Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson

    March 2012 | Malaysia

    On March 10, in conjunction with Earth Week, 54 corporate volunteers and their family members travelled to Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson which is located along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, to experience ‘Raptor Watch’. more

  • Deutsche Bank celebrates International Women's Day

    March 2012 | Asia

    As part of broader commitment to diversity and to the community, Deutsche Bank organized a series of activities contributing toward women's causes across Asia to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March. more

  • Investing in Vietnam’s future – Vocational training for underprivileged youths

    January 2012 | Vietnam

    It is quite a long and dusty journey from Hanoi to Tien Lang, an impoverished district in the heart of the Red River delta, a journey that took three hours for the Deutsche Bank corporate volunteers. On the way, the volunteers passed green paddy fields , busy farmers with the typical Vietnamese cone hats, tranquil water buffalos, small towns and poor villages. Several times, they had to stop and ask locals for the way to that remote district, south of the harbor city of Haiphong, where its project partner Save the Children Vietnam has helped Deutsche Bank identify a social investment project. more

  • Deutsche Bank celebrates Lunar New Year with Singapore Chinese Orchestra

    January 2012 | Singapore

    As part of Deutsche Bank Singapore's 40th anniversary, Deutsche Bank is sponsoring a series of four lunchtime concerts performed by musicians from the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) in the lobby of our Singapore office in One Raffles Quay this year. more

  • Deutsche Bank Taipei participates in improvisation workshops for the visually impaired

    December 2011 | Taiwan

    Together with Asian Cultural Council Taiwan Foundation (ACCTF) and Ah-Gan Organization, Deutsche Bank recently concluded its participation in an improvisation dance workshop for the visually impaired that embodied the virtues of truth, compassion and beauty. 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

  • Supporting the Philippines Red Cross art show and volunteer run

    November 2011 | Philippines

    Deutsche Bank Manila recently donated Php 480,000 (EUR 8,000) to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. more

  • Deutsche Bank Singapore named Corporate Philanthropist of the Year

    November 2011 | Singapore

    Deutsche Bank Singapore has been named Corporate Philanthropist of the Year from the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC). more

  • Deutsche Bank volunteers observe World Alzheimer’s Day

    October 2011 | India

    In observation of World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September, Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT) organized an awareness campaign in Bangalore, India to inform and educate the public on dementia. more

  • Deutsche Bank assists Thailand flood relief efforts

    October | Thailand

    Following the devastating floods in Thailand, Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation (DBAF) has been working with the Bank's local management in Bangkok to assess the most effective response. more

  • Deutsche Bank organizes a blood donation drive to address urgent blood shortage at KEM Hospital

    October 2011 | India

    Deutsche Bank Operations International in Mumbai, in association with LTP Management, organized a blood donation drive on 11 - 13 October in direct response to the urgent blood shortage in city-based KEM Hospital. more

  • DKS volunteers cheer impoverished children of Payatas

    October 2011 | Philippines

    On a bright Sunday afternoon, volunteers from Deutsche Knowledge Services (DKS) in Manila trooped to Payatas in Quezon City, the largest dumpsite in Manila, to spend a fun-filled memorable weekend with the pre-schoolers of the Cashew Tree Learning Centre, the only school in the area. more

  • Deutsche Bank sponsors the 14th Beijing Music Festival

    October 2011 | China

    The Deutsche Bank Night of the 14th Beijing Music Festival was successfully held at the Forbidden City Concert Hall on 25 October. more

  • Deutsche Bank Singapore Women's Network Nepal Trekking Expedition - "No Boundaries"

    October 2011 | Nepal

    In the first week of October, a team of 18 Deutsche Bank volunteers from nine different nationalities and various business areas of the Bank traveled to Nepal on a volunteer trip organized by the Deutsche Bank Women’s Network. more

  • Solar power for under-resourced schools in Qinghai province, China

    June 2011 | China

    Qinghai province in northwest China is the fourth largest province in China and one of the poorest. Many rural schools have no electricity - making access to computer literacy difficult. more

  • Deutsche Bank awards scholarships to 294 HIV/AIDS affected children in northern Thailand

    May 2011 | Thailand

    On 6 May 2011, Deutsche Bank presented scholarships to 300 elementary, secondary, high school, undergraduate and vocational students as part of an educational scholarship assistance programme to orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS. more

  • 1,300 children in Andhra Pradesh receive school supplies sponsored by Deutsche Bank

    June 2011 | India

    On 20 June, Annie Yeo, Head of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Asia, visited Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, India to attend the ‘School Grant Ceremony to Vulnerable Children’ sponsored by the Bank, where 1,300 school bags with school supplies were distributed to children affected by HIV/AIDS. This programme is implemented by the city-based Vasavya Mahila Mandali (VMM), a non-profit organization which the Bank has been partnering with since 2005. VMM provides education opportunities, shelter and medical care for underprivileged children. more

  • Project Sunshine: Bringing Brightness to Batam

    June 2011 | Singapore

    Following from last year’s Batam CSR project, 15 staff volunteers from GBS, GTB, GTO and Fin have once again collaborated with Yayasan Citramas Foundation on ‘Project Sunshine”, a three-day volunteering exercise from the 24th to the 26th of June. The beneficiaries of this trip were the students of Sekolah Permata Nusantara located in Nongsa, Batam. more

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