DLD Nature 2024 conference design

DLD Nature

The Future of Security & Prosperity

September 12-13, 2024 • Munich

Investing in nature means investing in a prosperous future. More than half of global GDP depends on the well-being of our planet. Biodiversity forms the basis of all life on Earth and is key to driving economic value in the future.

Join us at DLD Capital Nature to discuss solutions for biodiversity loss, protecting nature and transitioning to a sustainable, future-forward economy.

Meet Your Hosts

Maria Furtwängler-Burda

Maria Furtwängler is an acclaimed and multi award-winning-actress, producer and activist. She co-founded DLD Women. In 2016, she founded the MaLisa Foundation together with her daughter Elisabeth. The foundation’s work is dedicated to achieving and promoting an adequate and just representation of women in all media fields. A special focus aims at gender representation in the media and its impact on society.

Maria Furtwängler

MaLisa Foundation
Portrait of Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen, founder of the NGO Healthy Planet – Healthy People.

Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen is a physician and founder of the NGO “Healthy Planet – Healthy People” (Stiftung Gesunde Erde – Gesunde Menschen). An expert on climate and planetary health communication, he has sold more than 5 million books and is a prominent TV personality in Germany.

Eckart von Hirschhausen

Healthy Planet – Healthy People
Profile image of zoologist Auguste von Bayern with a parrot on her shoulder

Auguste von Bayern is a zoologist who seeks to understand how animals think. Her research interests comprise innovative and flexible reasoning skills and vocal learning abilities of parrots. Auguste graduated in Zoology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Auguste von Bayern

Zoologist
Helmut Schönenberger, Unternehmer TUM, TU Munich

Helmut Schönenberger is Co-Founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at Technical University Munich (TUM). Scalable tech-startups are Helmut’s passion. He is especially interested in startups in the field of smart enterprises, additive manufacturing as well as smart city and mobility solutions.

Helmut Schönenberger

UnternehmerTUM
Steffi Czerny, DLD conference, DLD Media

Steffi Czerny is Managing Director of DLD Media and co-founder of the DLD Conference as well as its global spin-offs. Steffi was identified as number 30 of The 2015 Wired 100 and has also been chosen as one of the 50 most inspiring women in European tech in 2015 by inspiring50.com for her success in bringing the international digital elite together at DLD.

Steffi Czerny

DLD Media
Jan-Gisbert Schultze, Managing Partner, Acton Capital Partners

Jan-Gisbert Schultze is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Acton Capital. He leads a team that has been successfully investing in digital businesses across Europe and North America for more than 20 years.

Jan-Gisbert Schultze

Acton Capital

Speakers

Speaker Selection

Speaker Selection

Speaker Company

Speaker Company
  • Portrait image of Dr. Alex Dehgan, CEO and co-founder of Conservation X Labs, sitting in a restaurant.
    Alex Dehgan
    Conservation X Labs

    Alex Dehgan

    Dr. Alex Dehgan is the CEO and co-founder of Conservation X Labs, which harnesses innovation and frontier technologies to prevent the 6th Mass Extinction. Alex previously served as the Chief Scientist of USAID and created the Agency’s Development Innovation Ventures program.

    Full Biography
  • Portrait image of biodiversity investor Alexa Firmenich, founder of Naia Trust, seen in profile in a colorful dress in a natural environment.
    Alexa Firmenich
    Naia Trust

    Alexa Firmenich

    Investor and consultant Alexa Firmenich is the founder of Naia Trust, which supports early stage nature-based solutions, scientific research and new economic models. She is also a senior advisor at the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich.

    Full Biography
  • Profile image of zoologist Auguste von Bayern with a parrot on her shoulder
    Auguste von Bayern
    Zoologist

    Auguste von Bayern

    Auguste von Bayern is a zoologist who seeks to understand how animals think. Her research interests comprise innovative and flexible reasoning skills and vocal learning abilities of parrots. Auguste graduated in Zoology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

    Full Biography
  • Portrait photo of Bastian Gierull, CEO of Octopus Energy Germany, smiling, holding a microphone, with colorful background.
    Bastian Gierull
    Octopus Energy Germany

    Bastian Gierull

    As CEO of Octopus Energy Germany, Bastian Gierull has given himself the mission to revolutionize the German energy market by bringing greener, fairer, and more affordable energy to all. He has been with Octopus Energy since its German market entry in 2020.

    Full Biography
  • Portrait of Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen, founder of the NGO Healthy Planet – Healthy People.
    Eckart von Hirschhausen
    Healthy Planet – Healthy People

    Eckart von Hirschhausen

    Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen is a physician and founder of the NGO “Healthy Planet – Healthy People” (Stiftung Gesunde Erde – Gesunde Menschen). An expert on climate and planetary health communication, he has sold more than 5 million books and is a prominent TV personality in Germany.

    Full Biography
  • Portrait image of Eleanor O’Keeffe, Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability, EMEA at Edelman, in front of a neutral grey background.
    Eleanor O’Keeffe
    Edelman

    Eleanor O’Keeffe

    Eleanor O’Keeffe is Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability, EMEA at Edelman where she heads up strategic communications advisory services for clients around sustainability and climate. Previously she worked in the UK Government’s COP26 Unit.

    Full Biography
  • Profile image of Dr. Frauke Fischer, university professor and co-founder of PERÚ PURO
    Frauke Fischer
    University of Würzburg / PERÚ PURO

    Frauke Fischer

    Dr. Frauke Fischer heads the Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology at the university of Würzburg. In 2015, she co-founded PERÚ PURO to provide smallholder farmers in Peru with fair market access for their high-quality, organic Chuncho cacao.

    Full Biography
  • Close-up studio portrait image of Günther Thallinger, Member of the Board of Management at Allianz SE
    Günther Thallinger
    Allianz SE

    Günther Thallinger

    As a Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, Günther Thallinger is responsible for Investment Management, Global Health and Sustainability topics. He is also the chairman of the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA).

    Full Biography

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Agenda

Please note that this is a preliminary agenda subject to change.

Thursday, September 12

10:00 am – 1 pm Conference Opening & Sessions
1 pm – 2 pm Lunch & Networking
2 pm – 6 pm Conference Sessions & Workshops
7 pm – 10 pm Community Networking Event

Friday, September 13

9.30 am – 12 pm Conference Sessions & Workshops
12 pm – 12.30 pm Lunch & Networking
12.30 pm – 3 pm Conference Sessions & Workshops

Location

Map showing the location of the Munich Urban Colab.

Munich Urban Colab
Freddie-Mercury-Straße 5
80797 Munich, Germany

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Briefing

Curious what to expect? Take a look at DLD talks about the biodiversity, sustainability, regenerative agriculture and innovative technologies that illustrate the value of nature.
Biodiversity expert Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg speaks at the DLD Munich Conference 2023

Perspectives on Biodiversity

Loss of habitat, climate change, pollution, overexploitation of resources – these are some of the biggest issues we face today in terms of protecting nature and sustainability. Addressing these issues…
Bioacoustics researcher Stefan Kahl presents the BirdNET technology at DLD Circular 2023 in Munich

AI & Bioacoustics: Tracking Biodiversity with BirdNET

In this DLD talk you’ll hear about a new AI tool that can identify bird species by sound. Bioacoustics researcher Stefan Kahl is the Lead for the BirdNET project within…
September 6, 2023
Eckart von Hirschhausen (Stiftung Gesunde Erde Gesunde Menschen) and Sandrine Dixson-Declève (Club of Rome) discuss climate change and biodiversity at the DLD Munich Conference 2024.

Climate, Biodiversity & Planetary Health

Eckart von Hirschhausen, a physician turned comedian, has become an advocate for planetary health. In his entertaining and informative introduction to this DLD24 panel discussion about biodiversity and planetary health…
David Kirkpatrick, Jan-Gisbert Schultze, Stefan Schwarzer and Sandrine Dixson-Declève speak at the DLD Munich Conference 2023

Thinking the Economy from the Soil Up

The way our economy runs is highly extractive. It goes against the living principles of life on earth – where everything that nature produces becomes the basis for new life.…
From left to right: Martin Stuchtey (Landbanking Group), Auguste von Bayern (BIOTOPIA), Thomas Becker (BMW), Tim Coles, (rePLANET) and Christof Schenck (Frankfurt Zoological Society) discuss biodiversity and the value of nature at the DLD Munich Conference 2024.

The Value of Nature

“What would you pay for listening to a bird song in the morning or for going for a walk with your children through the forest?”, ecologist Auguste von Bayern asks…
Author Martin Puchner, who teaches literature at Harvard University, speaks about sustainability at DLD Circular 2023 in Munich

Literature for a Changing Planet

A planet in distress needs positive stories of collective human action, Harvard professor Martin Puchner argues in his DLD Circular conversation with author Andrew Keen. In his book Literature for…

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