380 social enterprises with funding and support to help address social issues via our APAC Made for Good programme in 2021#PositiveImpact
Made for Good
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. 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.
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.
Our employees are central to this effort, sharing their business knowledge and acting as mentors and advisers offering practical guidance on how to manage the road ahead.
We are partnering with Ashoka on a capacity building programme for women social entrepreneurs in the region tackling the challenge of climate change and environmental sustainability.
We support Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs programme which inspires, equips and enables young people in Asia with viable and innovative business solutions to social issues to start or scale up their social enterprises.
In China, we have partnered with China Women's Development Foundation to empower underprivileged women through skills training consisting of live-streaming skills and online e-commerce sales and marketing courses, in order for them to start or scale up their businesses.
In Hong Kong and Singapore, we are supporting Project Dignity, a social enterprise providing training and employment to those with disabilities.
In India, we work with Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) to provide women in rural communities the support they need to start their own business and earn a livelihood to break out of the poverty cycle.
Together with Gawad Kalinga, we are helping farming families in the Philippines create a sustainable farming income through investment in more efficient equipment and education in more productive farming methods.
We are proud to be able to support entrepreneurs around the world create social good.
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Wherever we do business we work to build stronger and more inclusive communities. We focus our efforts on the most disadvantaged through projects that deliver basic welfare, improve essential infrastructure and provide relief in emergencies.