Investing sustainably - our approach

Sustainability is becoming increasingly relevant in our lives. We are increasingly using Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors to determine whether investments and products are sustainable. This includes sustainable financing and investments or responsible management of natural resources within a company, as well as good governance and fostering diversity.

X-markets offers investors the opportunity to pursue returns with different investment solutions while also taking into account environmental, social and governance considerations.

In order to develop investment solutions, Deutsche Bank has implemented an internal framework for structured securities with sustainability characteristics. As a member of the German Derivatives Association (DDV), Deutsche Bank’s approach is in line with the DDV Sustainable Finance Code of Conduct, which sets product and transparency standards for structured securities with sustainability characteristics for issuers in the German market and the target market concept developed by the German Banking industry.

Deutsche Bank Framework

Deutsche Bank Framework

In order to design investment solutions that are aligned with an investor’s sustainability preferences, Deutsche Bank concentrates on three different aspects: issuer, product structure and choice of underlying.

Deutsche Bank has been committed to sustainability for many years. Sustainability is a central element of Deutsche Bank’s strategy and one of its management priorities. Deutsche Bank’s sustainability strategy focuses on four pillars: (i) sustainable financing and investments; (ii) policies and commitments; (iii) people and business operations; and (iv) thought leadership and stakeholder engagement.

Deutsche Bank’s sustainability strategy is a holistic approach aimed at maximizing the Bank’s contribution to the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Deutsche Bank supports several internationally-recognised principles and standards, such as the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact (which it has supported since 2000) and the UN Principles for Responsible Banking (which it has supported since 2019). To learn more about Deutsche Bank’s engagement please click here.

As a founding member of the Net Zero Banking Alliance, Deutsche Bank undertakes to reduce emissions caused through its own operations as well as its portfolio to net zero by 2050 at the latest. In addition, Deutsche Bank has set itself targets for its own operations. It aims to reduce its total energy consumption by 20% compared to 2016 and to obtain 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.

Deutsche Bank reports extensively on its commitments and progress on sustainability in its non-financial report.

Deutsche Bank, as a financial institution, is regularly analyzed and classified by several recognized credit rating agencies in relation to its ESG practices. To learn more about Deutsche Bank’s ESG Ratings, please click here.

Deutsche Bank relies on third party ratings and data providers as part of its sustainable investment framework. ESG ratings and data providers are not currently subject to any specific regulatory or other regime or oversight. Providers use differing methodologies and data points which may render ratings or data incomparable between agencies. Furthermore, methodologies used by ratings and data providers may be subject to change.

Welcome to X-markets -
investment platform of Deutsche Bank.

Convention for using the website

Access to products and services displayed on these websites may be restricted to certain persons or in some countries. Securities shown on these websites shall not be offered or sold to any persons in as far as the offer or sale of the securities is prohibited by the laws of the country of origin or the country of legal residence of such person or for any other reason. Country specific sites listed on the previous site may only be accessed by readers of this message who are permanently resident in the respective country, and legally permitted to log on to the relevant pages. In particular US persons and persons resident of other countries not displayed in the list or any picture shown are forbidden from viewing further pages.

By selecting a country from the list or any picture you hereby affirm that you are a resident of that country. Deutsche Bank AG specifically assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the distribution of content of the webpages to individuals or entities which provide false information regarding their country of legal residence. Persons who access these webpages accept the Terms of Use.

These materials and any products described herein are not being offered or targeted to US persons. Access to the information available on these webpages of US persons or of any persons that are not resident of the country as selected is forbidden.

Information on the use of the information material

The information contained in this document does not constitute investment advice. Full details of the securities, including the risks, are given in the respective prospectuses (base prospectuses, together with any supplements, and the respective final conditions). The base prospectus and the final terms constitute the only binding sales document of the securities. Investors can download these documents from Before making an investment decision, investors should read the prospectus in order to fully understand the risks and opportunities of investing in the securities. Approval of the prospectus by BaFin or any other authority is not to be construed as endorsement of the securities

All opinions reflect Deutsche Bank AG’s current assessment, which may change without prior notice.

As explained in the respective base prospectus, the distribution of the securities mentioned in this publication is subject to restrictions in certain jurisdictions. In particular, the securities referred to herein may not be offered for sale or sold to US individuals or persons resident in the United States, either within the United States or on behalf of US persons or persons resident in the United States.

This document and the information contained therein may be disseminated or published only in those States where this is permitted by the applicable legislation. The direct or indirect distribution of this document in the United States, Great Britain, Canada or Japan, as well as its transmission to or on behalf of US persons or persons resident in the United States, shall be prohibited.

All prices and prices shown here are provided for information purposes only and are not used as an indicator of tradable prices.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.