Microfinance

Microfinance and Social Impact Investments

Deutsche Bank drives social change by creating well-structured, targeted investments as solutions to pressing social and environmental problems and is a pioneer in the microfinance sector.

3.9m

microcredit recipients since 1997

What do we want to achieve?

To fight poverty, we help people in underdeveloped regions help themselves. Through microloans, we provide low-income entrepreneurs access to credit and help them establish an existence, grow and adhere to ecological standards.

How are we implementing that?

We establish innovative microfinance instruments and processes as well as ethical standards for client protection and transparency and require compliance from all participants.

What have we achieved?

  • The Pocantico Declaration establishes key principles and values for the microloan industry
  • The SMART Campaign aims to protect the interests of borrowers
  • Roundtable sessions with microfinance networks and development agencies limit the risk of multiple loans and over-indebtedness
Microfinance

Infographic: Helping people help themselves

Deutsche Bank establishes innovative microfinance instruments and processes as well as ethical standards for client protection and transparency.


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