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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 research introduces Carbon Services
oekom research expands its product range with the oekom Carbon Services. Hereby, investors can leverage a comprehensive information base to identify and manage both current and future carbon-related risks and performance at issuer and portfolio level. oekom Carbon Services integrate over 100 cross-industry and industry-specific indicators, which record and evaluate the performance of over 3,700 companies in managing their industry-specific carbon risks, their business activities relating to the fossil fuels coal, oil and natural gas and – via a partnership with South Pole Group, the leading global provider of carbon footprinting data – their carbon footprint. more...
Update on evaluation of Volkswagen
Volkswagen announced that irregularities have also been discovered in its climate-relevant CO2 emission measurements. Reportedly, CO2 emissions and respectively also fuel consumption were understated in the type approval of vehicles. According to VW, some 800,000 passenger cars could be affected, for the first time also including vehicles with petrol engines. From oekom research’s point of view, the manipulation of CO2 and fuel consumption specifications constitutes a significant expansion and aggravation of the scandal. It raises questions regarding the credibility of the company’s currently communicated climate strategy as well as its data, e.g. regarding fleet consumption of VW vehicles. The new findings therefore lead to further severe downgradings for VW in the relevant sections of the rating, resulting in a further demotion of the company’s overall rating from C+ to C.