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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.
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Bayer’s planned takeover of Monsanto
The bid by pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals group Bayer AG to takeover agrochemicals group Monsanto, which was announced in May 2016, provoked considerable media interest, not least due to its potential to trigger a further consolidation of the agrochemical and seed markets. Even though Monsanto rejected the present USD 62 billion offer, it can be assumed that Bayer will remain interested in a takeover. oekom research assesses the current situation as follows: more...
Unaoil: severe allegations of corruption against oil and gas service companies
On 31 March 2016, the Huffington Post and Fairfax Media released a three-part series titled “The Bribe Factory”, which is the result of a six-month investigation based on leaked internal documents from Unaoil, a company that officially acts as a consultancy or lobbyist in the oil and gas sector. Yet, as the leaked emails revealed, Unaoil actually tries to get contracts for its customers by channelling bribes to decision-makers in state and private companies. The US Department of Justice (DOJ), FBI, UK National Crime Agency and Australian Federal Police began joint investigations into the allegations after the report’s release. more...