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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.
Sustainable mutual funds in the German-speaking countries
According to data from the Sustainable Business Institute (SBI), a total of 397 sustainable mutual funds were licensed for marketing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as at 31 March 2015. On that date, approximately 47 billion euros were invested in these funds.
Since the beginning of 2015, twelve new funds have been included in the SBI fund database. Some of these funds were new launches, some were existing funds that had switched to a sustainability-oriented strategy and some were funds that had previously been licensed in other countries. Eight funds have been closed or amalgamated with other funds since the beginning of the year. more...
oekom research assisting as an independent expert with ABN AMRO's and TenneT's first green bond issues
oekom research is acting as an independent expert for the issue of ABN AMRO’s first green bond in June 2015. The sustainability rating agency has provided a second party opinion, for which it checked and verified the sustainable added value of this bond against stringent and comprehensive sustainability criteria. In addition, oekom research checked the bond’s compliance with the Climate Bonds Standards. more...