• What we do to connect and partner

While there is more work to be done to accelerate the pace of change, we continue to focus intensively on diversity and inclusion as one of our key strategic priorities. Beyond representation goals, we have a variety of global efforts to expand inclusion and diversity.

Let us value people for what makes them unique.
Karl von Rohr, President and Member of the Management Board

Encouraging everyone to participate with the support of Employee Resource Groups

Beyond the Bank-wide initiatives, we are proud to have a number of Employee Resource Groups (ERG). Voluntary and employee-led, ERGs unite colleagues from different backgrounds, experiences and business areas to inspire inclusiveness in our daily interactions.

Increasing the visibility of specific employee groups and focusing on their challenges is something that ERGs are particularly involved in doing. They host a variety of events, mentorship programs, learning and development opportunities, discussions on relevant topics and community outreach. Dedicated colleagues volunteer their time to collaboratively drive change, attract talent and engage in outreach with clients and society. Depending on location, our ERGs currently support a variety of communities such as women (women@db, dbGO and WOWS), LGBTQI (dbPride), multicultural and people of color (dbENRICH, Multicultural Partnership), physical and mental wellbeing (dbEnable), parents (dbFamily, Väter@DB), generations (dbGeneration), and veterans (VOWS).

Communities supported by ERGs


ERGs are driven by a common purpose: to create a better workplace – for everyone.

Advancing Diversity & Inclusion agenda with partnerships

Deutsche Bank has been actively promoting diversity and inclusion for almost two decades. Partnerships help us to advance our agenda both internally and externally.

We partner with a number of leading non-governmental organizations globally to deepen our understanding of the latest research and trends across diversity topics. These include organizations such as Catalyst, Coqual, Business in the Community, Open for Business, DIAN Community Business, PROUT AT WORK Foundation and more.

We are also a founding member and currently management board member of the German Charta der Vielfalt (Charter of Diversity), which actively fosters diversity in the workplace, and a signatory of the UK Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, which promotes a more gender balanced financial services industry.

Further strategic partnerships with organizations worldwide are, e.g.: US CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the World Economic Forum’s Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality and Partnering for Racial Justice in Business initiative, and the Valuable 500. Find out more on our partners.

Making visible progress

While we acknowledge there is still some way to go, we are positive about our progress so far.

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Deutsche Bank and several of our employees have been recognized externally for their work on LGBTQI inclusion by the annual Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index as well as organizations such as Work with Pride in Japan, OUTstanding, Germany’s PROUT AT WORK Foundation and UHLALA Group. We are grateful for these acknowledgements and our dedicated colleagues’ contributions to advancing inclusion.

Deutsche Bank was awarded the maximum score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index, for the eighteenth consecutive year, it was awarded gold status in the ‘Employer’ category at the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards, this places the Bank within the top 10 percent of LGBTQI workplaces in Australia) and designated as a ‘Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality’. Find out more about our recognitions.

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Deutsche Bank UK recognized
on The Times Top 50 Employers for Women List 2020

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Deutsche Bank earning
a top score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index annually since 2002


Deutsche Bank employees listed
on the Top 100 OUT Executives List

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Deutsche Bank LGBT+ Allies Champions recognised on the OUTstanding lists