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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.
oekom Corporate Responsibility Review 2015
oekom research has examined the sustainability performance of companies and, in the light of the current debate about the TTIP free trade agreement, has drawn up a comparison of European and US companies. The results are published by oekom research in its “oekom Corporate Responsibility Review 2015”, presented in April 2015 in Paris.
The environmental and social responsibility differs between European and US companies. The European companies achieved an average rating of 40.6 on a scale from 0 to 100 (highest score), while companies based in the US managed an average score of just 25.2, i.e. a significantly lower figure. more...
Outperformance through the use of oekom's Prime standard
As part of its collaboration with its partner Deutsche Performancemessungs-Gesellschaft (DPG), oekom research has once again examined the impact on returns and risks of taking oekom Prime Status into account in capital investments. Prime Status is awarded to companies which meet the sustainability management requirements defined by oekom research. The analysis is based on oekom’s Prime Portfolio Large Caps (oekom PPLC), which consists of the major companies from the oekom universe that have attained oekom Prime Status. more...