Together, the NGOs Facing Finance, Oxfam Deutschland, and Urgewald would like to request your presence at the first “Deutsche Bank Report Card Conference,” a performance evaluation of the recently appointed Co-CEOs, Anshu Jain and Juergen Fitschen.
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Place: Federal Press Conference (Bundesspressekonferenz), Conference room 107, Schiffbauerdamm 40, 10117 Berlin
To mark the occasion of Deutsche Bank’s Annual General Meeting, several NGO’s wish to evaluate the performance of Co-CEOs Juergen Fitschen and Anshu Jain for the 2012-2013 business year.
Several NGOs wish to denounce Deutsche Bank’s management for their failure to take concrete and transparent steps towards obtaining a fair and sustainable business model. The supposed “culture change” that they advertise has not occurred. Recent research shows that Deutsche Bank is still heavily involved in financing highly controversial companies and in the risky business of food speculation where other financial institutes have chosen to withdraw investment. Environmentalists from Namibia and the U.S. are coming to the Annual General Meeting specifically to convey the grave environmental and social destruction inflicted by mining companies with which Deutsche Bank does business.
On Thursday, May 23, 2013, NGOs including The Critical Shareholders Society (Dachverband der Kritischen Aktionaere), FACING FINANCE, Urgewald, Friends of the Earth, Global Witness, CATAPA, GOUD:EERLIJK?, ECOLIFE, NBV, and Fairfin will protest and distribute Fitschen and Jain’s annual “report card” to investors outside the Annual General Meeting in Frankfurt. Later, the NGO’s will call on Deutsche Bank’s investors to donate a portion of their dividends to the people they have victimized. The popular cabaret duo, “Onkel Fisch,” from Cologne will also take part in the day’s activities. Lastly, the NGO representatives will address these issues to Deutsche Bank executives and board members.
Barbara Happe, Bank correspondent, Urgewald
Bertchen Kohrs, Earthlife Namibia
David Hachfeld, Oxfam, economy and globalization
Paul Corbit Brown, Keeper of the Mountains
Thomas Kuechenmeister, Coordinator, Facing Finance
For Questions and Interview requests please contact:
Thomas Küchenmeister, FACINGFINANCE, 0175-49 64 082
Dr. Barbara Happe, urgewald e.V., 0172-68 14 474