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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.

Rainforests: the Earth’s green lung | Deutsche wealth management services

CIO Nature Series

Rainforests: the Earth’s green lung

Rainforests provide invaluable ecosystem services supporting climate management, biodiversity, and rural livelihoods—but they are also fragile. In this publication, we focus on four key concerns: deforestation, climate change, poaching and illegal trade, and mining and oil extraction

Aug. 02, 2023


Feature article

Markus Müller on creating the virtuous circle

Markus Müller discusses how the ocean, biodiversity, the global economy and the world of finance are inextricably linked – and proposes what should be done now to make business fit for a nature-compliant future.

May. 22, 2023

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Feature article

Dr Claire Asher: natural born saviours

With multifaceted threats to life on Earth, nature-based solutions are attracting scientists, governments, communities and businesses – by delivering multifaceted results, Dr Claire Asher explains in LUX magazine.

Apr. 27, 2023

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Feature article

Ted Janulis: investing in the big blue

Ted Janulis, founder and Principal at Investable Oceans, speaks to LUX magazine about why the blue economy is making a splash with investors.

Apr. 21, 2023

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Feature article

Markus Müller on the nature economy

What if we redesigned our economic model to take into account the cost of using nature? Markus Müller explains how the health of the world's natural capital is something we now have to articulate and factor into all our financial decisions.

Apr. 13, 2023

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Markus Müller on natural capital

Markus Müller explores the benefits and necessity of a sustainable economic system based on natural capital.

Feb. 21, 2023

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CIO Nature Series

Mangroves: why they need protection

Mangroves are highly important for biodiversity and play a crucial role as nature-based solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change, even though they make up less than 1% of all tropical forests worldwide.

Jan. 24, 2023

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Event report and video

The Art of Adaptation: Hybrid Landscapes

At an event hosted in our lounge during Frieze London & Frieze Masters, minds from the worlds of art, science and economics came together to explore what adaptation means in a time of radical change.

Nov. 23, 2022

Ensuring a sustainable blue economy

CIO Special report

Ensuring a sustainable blue economy

The Ocean provides key ecosystem services that are crucial for human wellbeing and the prosperity of the global economy. Learn more on how a sustainable blue economy could be implemented.

Oct. 14, 2022

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CIO Special report

UNFCCC REDD+ and the power of sovereign carbon

Our CIO Special looks at the rapidly growing voluntary sovereign carbon credit market, reinvigorated by agreement on a new framework for asset issuance.

Oct. 11, 2022

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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

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Events Highlights

The DB x ORRAA Ocean Conference 2022

Co-hosted by Deutsche Bank and the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), the DB x ORRAA Ocean Conference aimed to to demystify the sustainable blue economy and show how private capital can help achieve positive ocean impact at scale.

Sep. 16, 2022

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CIO Nature Series

Corals: the rainforests of the sea

This introductory guide to the global threats facing coral reefs – and what we can do to reduce them – is part of our new CIO Nature Series providing insights on nature-based solutions to address climate impacts and foster adaptation efforts.

Jun. 24, 2022

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CIO Special report

Ocean finance: redefining the value chain

As we mark the UN’s World Oceans Day for 2022, we face major challenges in building a sustainable blue economy. This CIO Special, produced in collaboration with the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), explains how the global financial sector will play an important role in finding solutions.

Jun. 08, 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

CIO Special Coastlines In Crisis

CIO Special report

Coastlines in crisis: key risks from rising oceans

Rising seas will compound other effects from climate change and ocean degradation. They will have major implications for the overall macroeconomic and policy outlook, and for investment.

Sep. 01, 2021

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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

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CIO Special report

Empowering the blue magic: act today for tomorrow

Our new CIO ESG Special provides an intuitive and easy-to-use summary of our previous special report on the blue economy.

Mar. 13, 2021

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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

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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

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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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CIO Special report

Understanding the blue economy

In this special report we look at what exactly the blue economy is, and why it remains crucial for biodiversity and the sustainability of global economic development.

Nov. 10, 2020

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