Made for Good

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80 percent

As many as 80% of start-ups do not
survive beyond 18 months (Bloomberg, 2013)

Enterprise plays a vital role in the growth and prosperity of communities around the world. Through history, entrepreneurs have led the way in answering unmet needs. An emerging breed of entrepreneur is using the enterprise model to address issues in society.

From developed to developing world, socially-motivated entrepreneurs and organisations that support social entrepreneurship are providing new ways to tackle poverty, unemployment, inequality, deprivation and other challenges that limit prospects and quality of life.

They are creating change on a local, national and international scale. In Europe alone, one in four new start-ups is a social business. Yet as many as 80% of start-ups do not survive beyond 18 months (Bloomberg, 2013) and the hurdles are even greater for businesses with social goals.

Business knowledge and skills and connections to others can help them build momentum and capacity. They need funding too, but early-stage ventures find it hardest to attract investors. Continuing Deutsche Bank’s long history of championing initiatives that drive positive change in society, we created our global enterprise programme, Made for Good, to help these pioneers succeed.

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Supporting entrepreneurial ventures that create wider social good is a natural extension of what Deutsche Bank does for businesses of every size and purpose, every day, all over the world.

Our global enterprise programme Made for Good draws on this experience to help start-ups and early-stage enterprises – microenterprises, non-profits and commercial businesses – build momentum and capacity.

We provide assistance when these businesses need it most. To equip them to be sustainable in the long run, we focus on their readiness for investment, networks and operating systems and access to funding.

The talents of our employees are at the heart of the support we provide. Employee volunteers advise on business planning, strategy and funding sources, nurture skills and use their personal networks to connect entrepreneurs to others who can help.

We are an advocate for these entrepreneurs too. We use our profile as a global institution to raise awareness of social entrepreneurship and its value to society.

How we build momentum and capacity



  • Help with business planning and strategy
  • Skills development
  • Business mentoring


  • Affordable office space
  • Network building
  • Connections to peers and supporters


  • Grant assistance
  • Commercial loans
  • Crowdfunding
  • Investors

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The themes of our Made for Good programme target the areas of greatest impact for social entrepreneurship around the world.

Focus of the Made for Good programme:

Social enterprise, start-ups and charitiesMicroenterprise in deprived areasTechnology and innovation

Social enterprise

  • local, national and global social and economic issues


  • grassroots action
  • job creation
  • invigoration of local economies

Technology and innovation

  • new solutions to social and environmental problems
Small scale entrepreneurs in the developing worldCreative industry organisations

Small-scale entrepreneurs

  • routes out of poverty
  • basic necessities
  • social equalities

Creative industry

  • economic growth
  • social cohesion
  • vibrant and diverse communities

Made for Good projects

Made in the UK

The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise put young innovators on the path to success.

Made in India

Be!Fund supports entrepreneurs in poor areas who want to solve problems that affect their communities.

Made in Germany

The Global Goals Lab and the startsocial competition enable social enterprises to scale and professionalise their business footprint.

Made in South Africa

The Income Generation Programme improves the sustainability of non-profits so they can do more to help those who need it most.

Made in the US

The Kiva US crowdfunding platform provides an opportunity to support businesses that matter to communities.

Made in Italy

Cometa Formazione trains a new generation of artisan entrepreneurs.

Made for Good achievements 2016 – 2022

~ 27,000 social enterprises

~ 27,000 social enterprises supported in more than 30 countries since 2016

> 1.6 million people

More than 1.6 million people reached in 2022

35 projects

In 2022, we supported 35 Made for Good enterprise projects in 10 countries

Our target is to reach a total of 45,000 enterprises by 2025

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