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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 Facts & Figures: production of controversial weapons
On Monday, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published its annual report on world military expenditure. With a military budget of 640 billion euros, the USA remains at the top of the list, followed by China, Russia and Saudi Arabia. The USA also heads the list of manufacturers of controversial weapons. oekom research has identified a total of around 250 producers of controversial and/or banned weapons worldwide, and more than one in five of these are based in the USA. more...
oekom CR Review 2014: stagnation in the corporate management of environmental and social challenges
In the light of the problems of climate change, enforcing good labour standards worldwide, as well as many other social and environment problems, it is incumbent on companies to make a contribution to sustainable development. The latest facts and figures on companies’ engagement towards sustainable development, presented today by the independent rating agency oekom research in its Corporate Responsibility Review 2014, illustrate that they are only partially fulfilling their responsibilities in this area. more...