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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.



  • Deutsche Bank Christmas Charity bazaar sees staff and public purchasing presents to enrich the lives of the less fortunate

    December 2014 | Singapore

    Over the past four years, the Deutsche Bank Singapore annual Christmas Charity charity bazaar has raised close to SGD 80,000 for causes in Singapore and around Asia. This year, with the support of our landlord Raffles Quay Asset Management, the bazaar was held at our office lobby for the first time, allowing charity partners to reach out to the general public as well as Deutsche Bank staff. more

  • Deutsche Bank Malaysia’s Born to Be programme and Dignity for Children Foundation foster a child’s dream to be a professional footballer

    October 2014 | Malaysia

    Born to be a footballer. Without a safe area to participate in sports and the means to purchase sports equipment, children from underprivileged backgrounds may not have the opportunity to play sports -- still less the access to training should they have the potential to excel. more

  • ‘Abstract’, rock band formed by street kids of Manila, launches disc on November 21

    November 2014 | Philippines

    ‘Abstract’, a rock band comprising five Manila boys who hadn’t picked up an instrument five years ago, launched a five-track recording of original songs on November 21 at a popular local night club in the Philippines. 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

  • Donate One Day Singapore 2014 – SGD 1 million raised

    October 2014 | Singapore

    This year, Donate One Day Singapore raised SGD 1 million for charity during September. Donate One Day is an employee-led fund raising initiative. On September 25, all employees were invited to work a day or more for the benefit of charity: their salary earned for the day (s) was then channelled to the four charities. more

  • Born to Be – Huong Duong Orphan and Disable Patronage Center (HDC) Project gives underprivileged children and youths a chance to improve and expand education

    September 2014 | Vietnam

    On a weekend visit to Huong Duong Orphan and Disable Patronage Centre (HDC), Vietnam, Deutsche Bank volunteers witnessed The Vinh, Head of HDC, rolling up his sleeves and building a stage for the celebration of the founding of HDC. Coming from a professional background, Vinh’s career has undergone a complete change: he now maintains ten classes weekly, teaching mathematics, physics and chemistry. One can’t help but admire his passion for the centre and for his students. more

  • Dignity for Children Foundation visits Deutsche Bank’s office in Malaysia

    September 2014 | Malaysia

    In Malaysia, Deutsche Bank supports the Dignity for Children Foundation, which aims to empower underprivileged children by breaking the poverty cycle through access to quality education. Dignity has a learning centre which provides education to more than 700 urban poor children and also serves as a safe haven for children from difficult backgrounds. more

  • Deutsche Bank honours teachers working with underprivileged students

    September 2014 | India

    Over the past few years, Deutsche Bank has lauded the remarkable spirit of teachers who work within disadvantaged communities – those who infuse their classrooms with positivity and good humour. more

  • Deutsche Bank Singapore’s Born to Be programme provides platform for children with special needs to shine

    September 2014 | Singapore

    Born to Be confident. Every parent wants their child to have confidence. Some send their children to all forms of enrichment classes from music to dance to sport, and even to professional grooming and public speaking -- with confidence being one of the desired outcomes. But what if your child has autism? What challenges would you face in building their confidence? more

  • Addressing deep-rooted needs in Siem Reap

    September 2014 | Cambodia

    Siem Reap, the tourist gateway to Angkor Wat, sees millions of tourists visit annually. Despite this, many living in poverty do not have access to quality medical care and clean drinking water. To address these needs, Deutsche Bank began partnering with Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in 2009 and Singapore International Foundation in 2010. more

  • Born to Be – Deutsche Bank supports career preparation and training for survivors of extreme violence and exploitation in Hanoi

    August 2014 | Vietnam

    Through Born to Be, Deutsche Bank is working with Hagar International to support career preparation and training for 18 female survivors of extreme violence and exploitation in Hanoi. Hagar International also provides mentoring, care and emotional support to help these girls complete their training. more

  • Born to Be – My School Project gives children the opportunity to receive a formal education

    July 2014 | Thailand

    Every year, Deutsche Bank Bangkok Branch’s employees participate in a corporate responsibility activity by building schools for the less fortunate students in various parts of Thailand, in partnership with Rong Rein Khong Noo, fondly known as My School organisation. The My School Project is part of Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be programme, where we invest in projects that improve the lives of underprivileged young people in Asia and create opportunities for them to make the most of their talents. more

  • Born to Be – Learning grant from Deutsche Bank enables children’s choir to pursue better lives through education

    July 2014 | Philippines

    The Deutsche Bank-Philippine Christian Foundation (PCF) Children’s Choir, comprising 22 members between six and 16 years old, was formed in 2012. Members were selected from PCF students who auditioned for a slot. Deutsche Bank has supported choir members’ education since December last year as part of the bank’s corporate responsibility programme and under its Born to Be campaign. more

  • Volunteering with CREDO

    July 2014 | Indonesia

    CREDO (Creative Education Indonesia) Foundation was founded in January 2008 with a mission to disseminate and teach creativity in Indonesia. Deutsche Bank Indonesia supports one of CREDO's programmes, the Credo Learning Club. more

  • Hair For Hope – Singapore staff make bald statement supporting children with cancer

    June 2014 | Singapore

    Thursday, June 5, saw 53 people, including 11 children of staff, converge at the Singapore offices to have their heads shaved as a demonstration of their support and to raise funds for children with cancer. The event, part of the annual Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) Hair for Hope initiative, creates awareness of childhood cancer, raises funds, and builds a community of support for children with cancer and their families. more

  • Volunteers from Mumbai Service Centre spend day out with children from Janvi Charitable Trust

    May 2014 | India

    Volunteers from Mumbai Service Centre’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) team made the start to the vacation season memorable for children at NGO partner Janvi Charitable Trust (JCT) by taking them on a day’s outing to Kidzania – a simulated vocational learning platform. 30 children from JCT participated in a five-hour event that offered a blend of learning with entertainment via interactive real-life role-playing activities. From pizza and doughnut-making to being stylists and surgeons, the theme park offered a plethora of ‘job activities’ for the children to participate in. To do so, the children had to earn or spend simulated currency, thus giving them experience of real life economics and budgeting. more

  • GTO CARES Taiwan’s second year of support for Eden Social Welfare Foundation

    May 2014 | Taiwan

    Since 2013, Group Technology and Operations (GTO) Cares Taiwan has been supporting Eden Social Welfare Foundation. This year, Deutsche Bank Taiwan GTO commemorated its Volunteers Day on Saturday, May 17, by accompanying members of the Yi-Shou Centre for the Mentally and Physically handicapped to the Taipei Expo Park and Botanical Gardens. more

  • DKS Rock-Ed's band, Abstract, records debut album in May

    May 2014 | Philippines

    Flashback to May 2009 and the first day of DKS Rock-ed: 30 young street children arrived in the office, unsure of what this new programme was all about. Part of the pioneer group were five boys named Genesis (13), Ricky Boy (11), Louie (14), Raymar (15) and Christian (14). Prior to that day, none of them had picked up or played an instrument, and learning music was something that was only part of their dreams. more

  • Born to Be – Deutsche Bank volunteers help heal smiles and transform lives in Zhengzhou, China

    April 2014 | China

    For the third year running, Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation is supporting Operation Smile China Medical Mission (OSCMM) in its goal to transform lives. Building on the success of mission trips in the last two years with OSCMM, 15 Deutsche Bank volunteers, from various countries across Asia, joined credentialled medical professionals from around the world on April 10 to 15 to help provide specialised cleft lip and palate treatments for patients in Zhengzhou, China. more

  • Born to Be – Angkor Hospital for Children opens newly expanded Outpatient Department

    April 2014 | Cambodia

    On April 28, Angkor Hospital for Children’s (AHC), a beneficiary of Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific Foundation, inaugurated a newly renovated and expanded Outpatient Department in Siem Reap, Cambodia. AHC provides outpatient, inpatient, intensive, surgical, and HIV care, as well as other services, free of charge, to over 120,000 underprivileged children in Cambodia every year. The opening was attended by Annie Yeo, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Asia. more

  • Deutsche Bank Singapore awarded Patron of Heritage award for Art Bus Programme

    April 2014 | Singapore

    Nominated by the Singapore Art Museum, Deutsche Bank Singapore received the Patron of Heritage Award from the National Heritage Board of Singapore on April 25, 2014. The prestigious national accolade acknowledges organisations and individuals for their contributions to heritage development. more

  • 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

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