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Our sustainability research covers major issuers of shares and bonds (companies, countries and supranational institutions). When assessing securities, we attach great importance to high standards in quality, independence and transparency.
Since 1993, oekom research has actively helped to shape the sustainable investment market. Our analysts’ services and expertise are in high demand. Their evaluations provide companies with an astute yardstick and simultaneously fuel their interest in integrating environmental, social and corporate governance concerns into day-to-day management.
oekom research Opens Branch Office in London
oekom research, an internationally preeminent rating agency for sustainable investment, is ramping up its presence in the UK with the opening of a new branch office in London. Under the capable supervision of veteran ESG and SRI expert Jaspreet Duhra as Senior Manager Client Relations, oekom research is aiming to expand and develop its contacts with British investors. Although oekom research had already been represented in the financial centre of London through a cooperation with SI Partners since 2014, it is now acknowledging the growing importance of the market by opening a subsidiary of its own. more...
United Kingdom to leave EU
The United Kingdom voted for leaving the European Union (EU) in a referendum on June 23. With 51.9% of the British voters in favour of the “Leave”-campaign which became widely known under the name “Brexit”, the UK government is now tasked with entering lengthy negotiations with the EU on the process of withdrawal and future mutual relationships.
After announcing his resignation on the morning following the vote, the incumbent British Prime Minister, David Cameron, passed the responsibility for formally starting the withdrawal process to his successor in office, who will be determined until October. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty stipulates the scenario for a member state’s disintegration from the EU. Accordingly, the government of the state willing to leave needs to notify the European Council of its intention and in return a qualified majority of the Council (without the requesting member state) needs to mandate the European Commission with the initiation of negotiations on an agreement for the future framework under which the relationship between the leaving member state and the European Union will be concluded. more...