Global corporate responsibility investments
With a total investment of € 80.5 million in 2014 (2013: € 78.2 million), the and its foundations continue to be among the world’s most active corporate citizens. More than 5.8 million people benefitted from the bank’s programs last year. Deutsche Bank’s social investment programs touched the lives of 1.6 million people in 2014. They range from microfinance and impact investing via community development and entrepreneurial initiatives to assisting people in need. As a pioneer and thought-leader in microfinance, the bank seeded around 3.9 million micro-loans worth an estimated US$ 1.8 billion since 1997.
Following its successful launch in the UK, Born to Be, the youth engagement program of Deutsche Bank and its foundations, was rolled out across Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Americas in 2014. It focuses on removing barriers to education and personal development and has supported more than one million young people around the world to fulfill their potential.