Deutsche Bank

Corporate Responsibility
Report 2015

Corporate citizenship units and foundations

Deutsche Bank’s corporate citizenship activities are brought to life by its regional units and endowed foundations.
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Deutsche Bank Donation Fund

Founded:

1970

Endowment funds:

€10.3 m.

Commitments 2015:

€2.2 m.

The Deutsche Bank Donation Fund in Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e. V. (Donors’ Association for German Science) promotes scientific research and teaching at both the national and international levels and encourages dialog between research and practice.
stiftungsfonds-deutsche-bank.de

Deutsche Bank Foundation

Founded:

1986

Endowment funds:

€140.9 m.

Commitments 2015:

€3.4 m.

Deutsche Bank Foundation focuses its support on cultural, educational, and social projects. The foundation enables young people to realize their full potential and fosters equality of opportunity, thus contributing to the global Born to Be program’s objectives. The foundation’s Alfred Herrhausen Fund supports initiatives aimed at improving the career prospects of disadvantaged youths. In the event of natural disasters, funds are provided to support national and international relief initiatives.
deutsche-bank-stiftung.de

Corporate Citizenship UK

Founded:

1989

Commitments 2015:

€2.7 m.

Corporate Citizenship UK focuses its support on two key areas of education and enterprise. Launched in 2013, Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be youth engagement program supports education-led initiatives that aim to break the cycle of youth unemployment and help realize potential. The Deutsche Bank enterprise program supports small and early-stage enterprises for social good by providing help to improve their business and investment readiness. Employee volunteering and fundraising underpin the focus areas, with the corporate fundraising program, Charities of the Year, raising over £1.9 million in 2015 for youth-focused charities.
db.com/uk/cr
db.com/borntobe

Historical Association of Deutsche Bank

Founded:

1991

Number of members (end of 2015):

2,056

The Historical Association of Deutsche Bank was founded as a non-profit organization dedicated to researching the history of Deutsche Bank and the political, economic, and cultural environment in which banks operate. Via publications, lecture series, and excursions, it studies the interrelation between banking and pioneering innovations that have influenced economic and social changes in a sustainable manner.
banking-history.com

Alfred Herrhausen Society

Founded:

1992

Budget 2015:

€2.9 m.

The Alfred Herrhausen Society is dedicated to the work of Alfred Herrhausen, who was a unique advocate of corporate social responsibility until his assassination in 1989. The society seeks traces of the future in the present, identifies trends, and explores new intellectual ground. It stimulates research and takes an active role in the public debate by enabling global discussion platforms and partnering with politics, business, academia, and society. The three main topics covered by the Alfred Herrhausen Society are the future of the global society, the future of Germany, and the future of cities.
alfred-herrhausen-society.de

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

Founded:

1999

Commitments 2015:

€9.3 m.

The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation’s program of philanthropic initiatives fosters sustainable community development and provides enterprise support for the arts. Additionally, the foundation increases access to high-quality educational opportunities as part of Deutsche Bank’s global Born to Be youth engagement program and facilitates opportunities for employees to volunteer their time and talents to worthy causes. The foundation works in partnership with the Global Social Finance Group, which makes loans and investments in low- and moderate-income communities.
db.com/usa/cr

Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP)

Founded:

2001

Endowment funds:

€2.4 m.

Commitments 2015:

€0.15 m.

Deutsche Bank supports the Transatlantic Outreach Program, a non-profit, public/private partnership that seeks to promote a contemporary and comprehensive image of present-day Germany to North American educators, including key decision-makers, professors, authors, teachers, and students.
goethe.de/top

Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation

Founded:

2001

Endowment funds:

€14.5 m.

Commitments 2015:

€0.6 m.

Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation’s Born to Be initiatives focus on two specific areas: Early Childhood Development (ECD) and High School Learner Development (HSD). Thus, they address the key challenges inhibiting young people from realizing their full potential. In 2015, the foundation launched a nine-month modular program on generating alternate income for non-profit organizations.
db.com/southafrica/cr

Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation

Founded:

2003

Commitments 2015:

€1.7 m.

Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining the livelihoods of vulnerable communities in Asia. Born to Be initiatives in the region combine education with the personal well-being of young people and their families. Employee engagement activities feature strongly in its commitment with charity partners. In the context of the CSR Act in India, the local subsidiaries of Deutsche Bank enabled additional projects in 2015.
db.com/asiapacific/cr

Deutsche Bank Middle East Foundation

Founded:

2008

Commitments 2015:

€0.2 m.

Deutsche Bank Middle East Foundation focuses on investments in education, community development, sustainability, and volunteering in Middle Eastern and North African countries. The foundation also organizes cultural events and is a great supporter of the regional art scene.
db.com/mena/cr

Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf/Niederrhein Stiftung;
Deutsche Bank Köln/Bonn/Aachen Stiftung

Founded:

2010; 2013

Commitments 2015:

€33,000; €36,000

The two regional foundations in Germany were established by employees of Deutsche Bank primarily to support local community projects for children and young people.

Fondazione Deutsche Bank Italia

Founded:

2013

Commitments 2015:

€0.7 m.

Fondazione Deutsche Bank mainly focuses on social and educational projects in Italy. Its main objective is to encourage young people to realize and develop their full potential and to promote equality of education for the disadvantaged. Furthermore, the foundation is committed to promoting Italy’s traditions in the arts and crafts.
db.com/italia/foundation