• 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.

Encouraging everyone to participate with the support of Employee Resource Groups

We are proud to have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG). Voluntary and employee-led, ERGs unite colleagues from different backgrounds, experiences and business areas for support and driving inclusion for everyone.  

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

Increasing acceptance and support for specific under-represented groups and highlighting challenges, ERGs 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), physical and mental wellbeing (dbEnable), parents (dbFamily, Väter@DB), generations (dbGeneration, NextGen Network), and veterans (VOWS).

Communities supported by ERGs


Advancing Diversity & Inclusion agenda with partnerships

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 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.

Progress acknowledged

Deutsche Bank was awarded the maximum score of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index, for the nineteenth consecutive year. It was awarded gold status in the ‘Employer’ category at the India Workplace Equality Index that is awarded to organizations after independent review of policies and contributions to progress on LGBTQI inclusion. And named on the UK Times Newspaper’s Top 50 List of Employers for Women list 2021. Find out more about our recognitions.

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