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oekom research AG is one of the world's leading rating agencies and provides the crucial head start in the segment of sustainable investments. Being the partner of institutional investors and financial service providers, we develop innovative investment strategies that combine sustainability research with a high rate of return.
Our sustainability research covers share and bond issuers (companies, countries and supra-national institutions). When evaluating securities, we place a strong emphasis on quality, independence and transparency.
Since 1993, oekom research has actively helped to shape the market for sustainable investments. Our analysts are experts whose services are much in demand. Their evaluations provide companies with a critical yardstick, while at the same time acting as a stimulus for integrating environmental and social concerns into company management.
Sustainability rating agency oekom research and engagement specialist GES join forces
The two independent ESG service providers have already been working together, under a strategic marketing partnership, since mid-2012. As the partnership has proved a positive development, these pioneers of sustainable investment are now extending their collaboration to include company analysis.
Following a successful pilot project in 2013, oekom research and GES have agreed that in future they will also collaborate in the area of research. Under this strategic partnership, GES will assist oekom research in drawing up the oekom Corporate Ratings. more...
ESG strategies of European asset owners
The French SRI organisation Novethic has published its annual survey on the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria by European asset owners. In 2013, Novethic’s survey assesses the views of 165 long-term investors (e.g. pension funds or insurance companies) in 12 countries representing a total asset value of over 5 trillion euros.
The asset owners surveyed are, on the whole, more familiar with the concept of responsible investment than in the previous editions of the annual survey. more...