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Deutsche Bank launches Impact Investment Fund I

November 2011 │ London

Deutsche Bank is proud to announce the launch of its “Impact Investment Fund I”. It will seek to provide finance to social enterprises via intermediaries with the aim of generating both positive social impact and a financial return, as well as seeking to play a role in encouraging and developing the social finance market. Deutsche Bank is the first investment bank to create a discrete, ring-fenced fund to invest in this nascent asset class, which complements our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the UK.

The fund itself will be to a maximum of £10million, to be invested over the next three years, and to be repaid over 10 years. Deutsche Bank has created a bespoke Social Impact Scorecard that takes a weighted approach to assessing an investment. The Scorecard assesses the targeted financial return, the anticipated social impact, the governance and transparency of reporting and how a particular transaction is helping to develop the market overall.

Investments will be centred around three of the Bank’s five global CSR pillars: education, sustainability and social investments.

For more information on the fund, please contact

To read the press release of the launch go to:

Press release

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