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Biodiversity insights

Explore our events, podcasts and special reports published by our Chief Investment Office (CIO) with a focus on preserving biodiversity.

Biodiversity is in decline, threatening the ecosystems that sustain the world we live in and that make economic prosperity possible.


At Deutsche Bank, we recognise biodiversity loss is a key environmental concern with major economic implications. Our in-house experts and guest contributors regularly produce events and content designed to clarify the links between our financial future and our planet’s natural capital.


CIO Special report

Nature-based Solutions and the climate crisis

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) will help us tackle the climate crisis. But to fully harness their potential, we need a precise conceptual understanding of what they are and the benefits they provide.

Sep. 22, 2022



Friederike Otto: "We need more education“

Friederike Otto is a key scientist in climate research. Her interview in WERTE is an urgent plea to do much more to protect against extreme weather

May. 19, 2022


Event report and video

Wealth with Responsibility: The power of nature-based solutions

Harnessing the power of nature could breathe new life into ecosystems, protect communities and transform livelihoods. Watch our exclusive video to hear more about the transformational potential of nature-based solutions from our three expert guest speakers.

May. 05, 2022

Biodiversity: the new playing field for ESG assessment

CIO Special report

Biodiversity: the new playing field for ESG assessment

Our CIO Special looks at likely future trends in ESG assessment and why biodiversity will be an increasingly important consideration.

Mar. 21, 2022


Future Fundamentals Podcast

Nature as a solution: working with nature towards ocean conservation and coastal resilience

Callum Roberts, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Maldives Coral Institute and Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of Exeter, joins Markus Müller, Global Head of the Chief Investment Office at Deutsche Bank’s Private Bank, to discuss how nature-based solutions to environmental challenges could protect, sustain and restore some of the planet’s most threatened eco-systems.

Mar. 14, 2022


Feature article

Natural leaders: 40 figures saving the world’s endangered species

The Earth’s biodiversity is vital to us all but it is now under increasing threat. Meet some of the scientists, business leaders and organisations who are taking action.

Jan. 21, 2022


Experts Talk

Biodiversity loss: the next big threat to the planet and your portfolio

Claudio de Sanctis, Head of the International Private Bank and CEO EMEA, Deutsche Bank, was joined by a panel of leading experts at Frieze London 2021 to discuss how a reimagined economic system might arrest – and even reverse – biodiversity loss.

Dec. 10, 2021


Event report and video

Natural Capital: protecting the ocean and land biodiversity that underpins our economy

Putting a monetary value on living things may seem problematic, but by failing to do so in the past we have hastened the destruction of the natural world. This was the key idea under discussion at this fascinating event, hosted by IPB Global Vice Chairman Salman Mahdi, at COP26 in Glasgow.

Dec. 09, 2021


Expert Opinion

Biodiversity loss: a numbers game

Alongside climate change, biodiversity loss represents a huge threat to the global economy. Markus Müller, Global Head of the Chief Investment Office at Deutsche Bank’s International Private Bank, explains why its effects could be felt sooner than we expect.

Sep. 29, 2021


CIO Special report

Biodiversity loss: recognising economic and climate threats

Our latest CIO Special looks at the importance of biodiversity and presents the results from our survey of investor attitudes towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.

May. 18, 2021



Jörg Eigendorf on incentivising sustainability

Jörg Eigendorf, Head of Corporate Communications, Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Deutsche Bank, talks about the unique role banks can play to incentivise sustainable investment and consumption.

Dec. 23, 2020


Future Fundamentals Podcast

Biodiversity loss: how many extinctions add up to economic collapse?

Acclaimed marine biologist and coral expert Kristen Marhaver joins Markus Müller, head of the Chief Investment Office at Deutsche Bank's International Private Bank, for the first episode of our Future Fundamentals podcast, designed to explore the long-term investing implications of today's key issues.

Dec. 18, 2020


Event report and video

Wealth with Responsibility: Healing and Preserving Our Oceans

The sea is in peril but hope remains. This was the overarching message at a virtual event held on Tuesday November 10 that brought together leading thinkers in ocean conservation and the blue economy.

Nov. 13, 2020

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