Social Investments – creating opportunity

Social investments at Deutsche Bank take many forms from the activities of the Community Development Finance Group in the US to the Little Artist initiative in South Africa.

The issues faced by society across the world are as diverse as the solutions which is why we focus our efforts in the UK on those issues most visible and those most closely linked to our business.

Working with over 15 local delivery partners we invest the full breadth of our resources to help make a positive impact on some of the most important problems the UK society faces. These include addressing the issue of homelessness, supporting those furthest from the employment market return to work, working at grassroots level to grow communities from the bottom up and in 2010 we were able to kick-start our own Social Finance activities for the first time.

Throughout all of our work, regardless of the diversity of projects, there is one common theme, creating opportunities for those most in need whether they be homeless, unemployed or written off by everyone except our partners. Building the confidence and increasing their skills not only helps them, it also helps to build a thriving community and a prosperous economy from which we all can benefit.

  • Celebrating our 25th anniversary with ELSBC

    June 2013 | London

    June 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership between Deutsche Bank and East London Small Business Centre, when a loan fund was set-up to support businesses looking to grow, but unable to access finance from commercial sources. more

  • Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank

    September 2015 | UK

    Encouraging academic achievement. Shakespeare can be a daunting challenge for audiences of any age. Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank offers students a new way to learn about Shakespeare – through a fast-paced contemporary production. It aims to inspire greater academic achievement in the classroom. more

  • Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise

    September 2015 | UK

    Supporting first steps in business. University can take young people closer to fulfilling their potential, but graduation brings new challenges. more

  • StreetSmart launches 2013 campaign to raise money for charities for the homeless

    October 2013 | UK

    80,000 young people each year experience homelessness* and the UK has seen a 33% increase in homelessness since 2010** which is why Deutsche Bank is continuing to support the StreetSmart campaign for the eighth year as it launches its two-month campaign on 1 November. more

  • Deutsche Bank supports social enterprise

    February 2013 | UK

    Deutsche Bank has already invested £2 million of its £10 million Impact Investment Fund to support the social enterprise market in the UK. more

  • Deutsche Bank inspires positive social change in the UK

    February 2013 | UK

    Deutsche Bank is funding a mentoring initiative to support the growth of social enterprise in the UK. A total of 25 employees will give advice and support to individuals who run social enterprises: businesses that deliver a social as well as a financial return. more

  • Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize won by Jordi Ruiz Cirera

    November 2012 | UK

    Jordi Ruiz Cirera, winner of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography in 2012, this week won the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize for 2012 with the National Portrait Gallery. more

  • Young entrepreneurs in the spotlight

    September 2012 | London

    Young entrepreneurs from across the UK have been honoured in London as part of the 20th annual Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises. more



CC UK 2012 Autumn

Key Facts
  • Over 4,000 homeless people have been supported
  • Over 1,700 people have returned to education, employment or training
  • 37 projects have created opportunities for London’s most disadvantaged
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