What is ESG investing?

What is ESG investing?

ESG investing is the philosophy that investors should consider the impact that their investment decisions will have on the natural world and on society, as well as any financial gains that they might make.

ESG trends and insights


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Does coral have a future? Why all eyes should be on the Maldives in 2024

Time is running out to save the world’s coral reefs, says Professor Callum Roberts, but new findings suggest we can help them to survive climate change

Jan. 24, 2024


CIO Special report

ESG Survey 2023: Sustainable transition and investment

Over the last three years, our annual survey has examined our private, business and institutional clients’ attitudes to the multiple dimensions of ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing. This year, we had 1,759 responses to our survey, double the 849 received in 2022.

Nov. 22, 2023


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ESG Market Monitor: Q3 2023

Our ESG Market Monitor publication is designed to help you stay informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing and the transition to more sustainable economies.

Nov. 01, 2023

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CIO Special report

ESG & investment performance: think strategically

The key to sustained long-term returns from ESG investment is effective strategic asset allocation.

Oct. 24, 2023

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CIO Special report

Smart mobility: switch, optimise, prioritise

Once we looked to technology to make transportation systems cheaper, faster or safer. But “smart mobility” needs to be more sustainable too - and the primary challenge may be social in nature.

Oct. 20, 2023


Feature article

Creating positive energy: how to accelerate green infrastructure

To achieve the Paris Agreement target of net zero by 2050, the world needs to shift to green infrastructure – now. In this feature for LUX magazine, Claire Asher shows how the public and private sectors can speed the move from fossil fuels to green energy.

Aug. 15, 2023


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Entrepreneurs on creating businesses for the good of the oceans

A new generation of individuals are setting up companies worldwide to radically overhaul how we interact with our oceans, and help save our planet while building a sustainable blue economy. Chris Stokel-Walker of LUX magazine speaks to entrepreneurs trying to make a positive impact in the ocean space.

Aug. 15, 2023


The sustainable blue economy

What is the blue economy?

The sustainable blue economy​ refers to all economic activity linked to the ocean that takes place within a framework designed to protect the environment, conserve natural resources and allow for equitable development​.

Aug. 14, 2023

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

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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


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Sustainable value chains

Deutsche Bank Private Bank's ESG CIO Markus Müller and Deutsche Bank Research’s Marion Laboure look at value chains in the global economy – and why there are increasing concerns about their sustainability.

Jul. 13, 2023


Feature article

Baroness Scotland: for the common good

Baroness Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, has witnessed the effects of climate change on her home country, Dominica, first hand. She tells LUX magazine how the world’s financial institutions need to get creative to help developing nations combat climate change.

Jul. 04, 2023

The Ocean: an essential pillar of planetary life | Deutsche wealth management services

CIO Special report

The Ocean: an essential pillar of planetary life

In this publication, we take a close look at the environmental benefits we gain from the marine environment, the definition of a Sustainable Blue Economy, development areas and problems and how we can help finance sustainable maritime nature-based projects.

Jun. 08, 2023


CIO Special report

ESG Market Monitor: Q2 2023

Our ESG Market Monitor publication is designed to help you stay informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing and the transition to more sustainable economies.

Jun. 01, 2023

The Deutsche Bank Ocean Resilience Philanthropy Fund: Impact Report, May 2023

Impact report

DB Ocean Resilience Philanthropy Fund: The Future Climate Coral Bank, May 2023

This report describes our latest progress in relation to the Future Climate Coral Bank project and our decision to partner up with Leviathan, a foundation established by the artist Shezad Dawood, to develop a ground-breaking analysis of Nature based Solutions (NbS).

Jun. 01, 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


Feature article

Giving nature its true value

In the midst of a climate and inequality crisis, is it time to ditch GDP as a measure of economic success? Academics, conservationists and, increasingly, investors are looking to other factors such as natural capital.

May. 04, 2023


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


Feature article

Ocean investment: from north to south

Karen Sack, a leading voice in the ocean economy, speaks to LUX about how only action and investment from the Global North can allay the effects of global warming on the world economy – and its most vulnerable nations

Apr. 27, 2023

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