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  • AMERICAS

    Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

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  • UK

    Teaching skills for school and life

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  • ASIA PACIFIC

    10 years, 10,000 Hands

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  • GERMANY

    Planting trees, creating water

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  • MIDDLE EAST

    Gift bags for school children

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  • AFRICA

    Support for pre-scholars

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A company’s social commitment is particularly credible when it is actively supported by its employees. For many years, Deutsche Bank has systematically supported employee engagement activities. Around the world, our employees tackle tasks in their local communities and volunteer in numerous programs as mentors. Deutschbankers also advance projects with expert knowledge, offer new ideas to community organizations and coach leaders of social enterprises.

Americas, New York –
Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

On October 26, Jacques Brand, CEO of Deutsche Bank North America and GEC member, hosted a day of service to mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy: forty employees volunteered in Coney Island, an area of New York City which received massive damage when the storm hit the island in October 2012.

“I am so proud to see the teamwork and spirit that came out of today and how incredibly committed Deutsche Bank employees were to making a positive impact at every one of these projects.”

Jacques Brand CEO Deutsche Bank North America and Group Executive Committee member
Jacques Brand - youtube video
In the direct aftermath of the storm, Deutsche Bank employees volunteered for more than 2,000 hours in relief efforts, in addition to having donated nearly USD 750,000.

Americas

1,904

employees vol­unteer­ed for 330 pro­jects
Volunteers perform repairs for an affected homeowner © Claudio Papapietro
In partnership with local nonprofit Rebuilding Together NYC, volunteers performed repairs for an affected homeowner.
The homeowner, a Brooklyn native, had not yet been able to move back into his home due to storm damage © Claudio Papapietro

The homeowner, a Brooklyn native, had not yet been able to move back into his home due to storm damage.

A group of volunteers helps with a landscaping project on the grounds of a low-income housing co-op © Claudio Papapietro

Another group of volunteers helped with a landscaping project on the grounds of a low-income housing co-op.

United Kingdom –
sporteducate: teaching skills for school and life

In partnership with Sported, Deutsche Bank launched sporteducate. The program combines playing sport with education to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to stay in school and go on to further education, training and employment. To make this possible, Deutsche Bank volunteers support 33 grass roots community sports clubs in London over four years with training and management support.

“Helping young people fulfill their potential and find who they were Born to Be is at the heart of our corporate citizenship strategy.”

Colin Grassie CEO Deutsche Bank UK

United Kingdom and Ireland

935

days of volunteer­ing for 179 part­ner organiza­tions
Young people take part in a sporteducate event © Amit Lennon
Sporteducate is part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s UK corporate citizenship youth engagement program. With nearly one million 16-24-year-olds in the UK not in employment, education or training, Born to Be seeks to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. The Bank strongly encourages employees to get involved as personal and business mentors, coaches, advocates and supporters.
© Amit Lennon
Young people take part in a sporteducate event © Amit Lennon
Sporteducate is part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s UK corporate citizenship youth engagement program. With nearly one million 16-24-year-olds in the UK not in employment, education or training, Born to Be seeks to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. The Bank strongly encourages employees to get involved as personal and business mentors, coaches, advocates and supporters.
© Amit Lennon
Young people take part in a sporteducate event © Amit Lennon
Sporteducate is part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s UK corporate citizenship youth engagement program. With nearly one million 16-24-year-olds in the UK not in employment, education or training, Born to Be seeks to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. The Bank strongly encourages employees to get involved as personal and business mentors, coaches, advocates and supporters.
© Amit Lennon
Young people take part in a sporteducate event © Amit Lennon
Sporteducate is part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s UK corporate citizenship youth engagement program. With nearly one million 16-24-year-olds in the UK not in employment, education or training, Born to Be seeks to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. The Bank strongly encourages employees to get involved as personal and business mentors, coaches, advocates and supporters.
© Amit Lennon
Young people take part in a sporteducate event © Amit Lennon
Sporteducate is part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s UK corporate citizenship youth engagement program. With nearly one million 16-24-year-olds in the UK not in employment, education or training, Born to Be seeks to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. The Bank strongly encourages employees to get involved as personal and business mentors, coaches, advocates and supporters.
© Amit Lennon
Young people take part in a sporteducate event © Amit Lennon
Sporteducate is part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s UK corporate citizenship youth engagement program. With nearly one million 16-24-year-olds in the UK not in employment, education or training, Born to Be seeks to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. The Bank strongly encourages employees to get involved as personal and business mentors, coaches, advocates and supporters.
© Amit Lennon
Young people take part in a sporteducate event © Amit Lennon
Sporteducate is part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s UK corporate citizenship youth engagement program. With nearly one million 16-24-year-olds in the UK not in employment, education or training, Born to Be seeks to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. The Bank strongly encourages employees to get involved as personal and business mentors, coaches, advocates and supporters.
© Amit Lennon
Young people take part in a sporteducate event © Amit Lennon
Sporteducate is part of Born to Be, Deutsche Bank’s UK corporate citizenship youth engagement program. With nearly one million 16-24-year-olds in the UK not in employment, education or training, Born to Be seeks to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. The Bank strongly encourages employees to get involved as personal and business mentors, coaches, advocates and supporters.
© Amit Lennon

Asia Pacific –
10 years, 10,000 Hands

Under the motto 10 years, 10,000 hands, Deutsche Bank employees in Asia celebrated the ten year anniversary of the Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation with an impressive show of social commitment. In total, more than 3,900 of them spent 17,185 hours on 125 projects.

Asia Pacific

4,862

volunteers supported 365 social ini­tia­tives
Employees help Habitat for Humanity with construction work © Lay-Ann Gooi

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Habitat for Humanity

On September 21, 2013, 17 Deutsche Bank Malaysia employees spent their Saturday to build homes for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization in Malaysia, which transforms lives by creating secure and affordable homes.
Street children listen to a volunteer reading a story © Nonilon Salvanera-JR

Philippines, Manila
Street Ed

Nearly 90 volunteers from Deutsche Bank in the Philippines took part in DKS Street Ed on September 7, 2013. Organized with Childhope Asia, the event invited street children from the country's capital Manila to participate in art, dance and storytelling sessions.
Volunteers demolish an old building at a local school © Hrushikesh Khopkar

India, Mumbai
Back to School

For the past one and a half years, Deutsche Bank's service center in Mumbai has worked with Pali Ashramshala, a school for over 800 tribal children. On September 21, 63 Deutsche Bank employees took it into their own hands to demolish a run-down building to make way for a new girls' dormitory on the school grounds.
Volunteers help out at an arts and crafts event organized by Little Olive Child Foundation © Aston Bridgman

Japan, Fukushima
Little Olive Child Foundation

On August 31, Japan's newly selected Charity of the Year, Little Olive Child Foundation, organized an arts and crafts event for elementary school children at the Soma Central Children's Centre in Fukushima, where Little Olive Child Foundation has been active since the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. The center is one of many smaller community centers and temporary housing units overlooked by larger organizations.
Earth Week: Volunteers came together to renature a local park

Australia, Sydney
Earth Week

The 30-hectare-large national park in Middle Head, Australia, has a long history and special importance for the area around Sydney. More than 30 employees of Deutsche Bank spent a day removing rubble and planting 150 native seedlings, in order to protect the park's vegetation and to restore it to its natural bushland state.

Germany –
Planting trees,creating water

This year, Deutsche Bank employees once again worked together with Trinkwasserwald e.V. to protect local forests. More than 3,400 of them have exchanged suit and tie for rubber boots since the start of the cooperation in 2010 and planted 45,000 trees in an area stretching across 14 hectares. This way, healthy forests can produce ground and drinking water – up to an additional 11 million liters a year.

“The impressive teamwork the project produced has shown me how people from different walks of life can achieve extraordinary things by working together hand-in-hand.”

Dr. Bernhard Hertel Mayor of Niddatal
Employees carry seedlings to be planted © Mario Andreya
Forests create water: in this video from 2012, Deutsche Bank employees take it into their own hands to advance the growth of forests in Germany together with Trinkwasserwald e.V.

Germany

66,159

volunteering hours for 1,026 non-profit orga­niza­tions
© Mario Andreya
© Mario Andreya
© Mario Andreya

Middle East North Africa –
Gift bags for school children

On two days in December, employees of Deutsche Bank in the UAE came together to pack 950 gift bags for the Little Flower English School in Deira, a district of Dubai, where they went to children aged 3 to 12. Moreover, the employees donated half of their End of Year raffle proceeds to the school, which will invest it into much-needed infrastructure work.

Middle East North Africa

49

employees achieved 60 days of volunteer­ing activi­ties
The children unpack the gift bags they received from Deutsche Bank volunteers
The children unpack the gift bags they received from Deutsche Bank volunteers
Employees pack gift bags for children
Employees pack gift bags for children
Employees pack gift bags for children
Employees pack gift bags for children

South Africa, Johannesburg –
Support for pre-scholars

In Johannesburg, employees of Deutsche Bank South Africa have actively supported Mother Touch, a pre-school for children aged 0 to 6. The school provides quality education to approximately 120 disadvantaged children of the city and also provides them with two nutritious meals during school time, which for most of them is the only meal they receive all day.

“Our ultimate aim is to get the school to become self-sufficient, but this will take time.”

Riaan Visser Chief Finance Officer for Deutsche Bank South Africa

South Africa

185

hours were volunteered by employees for social initiatives
Riaan Visser, Deutsche Bank employee, who volunteers as coach for finance at Mother Touch visits the school © Chris Saunders

Riaan Visser, Deutsche Bank employee, who volunteers as coach for finance at Mother Touch visits the school.

Through the support of volunteers like Riaan Visser, the school can help to provide educational services to children  © Chris Saunders

Through the support of volunteers like Riaan Visser, the school in the impoverished Diepsloot community can help to provide educational services to children.