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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.
Despite Brexit and Trump: Sustainable investment trend remains irreversible
The UK government’s recent announcement of a “hard Brexit” and expected policy changes in the USA are already giving cause for political and economic uncertainty at this early stage in the year. Past endeavours to forge global understanding have gone into reverse, giving rise to fears of national protectionism and increasing exploitation of the environment. More than ever before, the international community must press ahead with the 2016 sustainability goals and their global aim for a shared world, and staunchly commit to enduring sustainability. more...
Emissions at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
In September 2015, a study conducted by the General German Automobile Club (ADAC) revealed that the Fiat 500X model emitted more than six times more NOx than under EU-testing standards when being tested using the UN-developed test method (WLTC), which better represents real driving conditions.
The company was not accused of illegal behaviour (e.g. use of defeat devices) by public authorities at that time. In February 2016, however, media reported that independent testing of a Fiat Chrysler 500X 2015 model (Euro 6 diesel) showed that the SUV’s NOx emissions ranged between 11 and 22 times the legal European limits when tested with a ‚warm' engine. more...