The risk analyses extend oekom research’s product range into the areas of risk management and reputational risk management.
Our analyses will assist you in identifying risks which social and environment-related factors may give rise to. This will form the basis for the proactive management of risks in any financial or investment decision you take.
Biodiversity (IBRI) and Climate Change (ICRI)
oekom’s risk handbooks on biodiversity and climate change document the sector-specific risks arising for companies – and thus indirectly also for investors and lenders – from environmental and social developments. These handbooks provide companies and shareholders and/or creditors with a basis for evaluating the risk situation and thus also for deciding what strategy and measures to adopt.
The assessment of risk situations is based on sector-specific risk indices such as e.g. the oekom Industry Climate Risk Index (ICRI©) and the oekom Industry Biodiversity Risk Index (IBRI©).
Emerging Markets (EMRA®)
Documentation and evaluation of the social and environmental situation in NICs and developing countries, using valid and acknowledged international sources.
Assistance for the proactive management of social and environmental risks of involvement in these countries, against the background of the potential reputational risks posed by such involvement.
Solid foundation on which you can structure your involvement in these countries – whether it be investing capital, entering into business relations, financing projects or investing directly in these countries.
Controversial Weapons (CWM)
Investors who hold shares or bonds in companies which produce controversial weapons such as cluster munitions or land mines find themselves exposed to considerable reputational risks. The same is true of banks and insurance companies which extend credit or insurance cover to such companies.
The oekom Controversial Weapons Monitor is a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of data on around 250 companies from all parts of the world, for which there are reasonable grounds to suspect that they manufacture controversial weapons. The web-based database enables targeted searches for individual companies or groups of companies which, for example, produce a particular type of weapon.
The oekom Controversial Weapons Monitor thus makes it possible for banks, insurance companies and other institutional investors to make informed decisions on whether or not to establish business links with or invest in shares and bonds in such companies.
oekom’s Commodities ESG Screening (OCES) provides a well-founded basis for assessing and selecting raw materials in a way that takes social and environmental aspects into account.
The screening process evaluates the companies which mine or produce the raw materials concerned and analyses the social and environmental situation in the principal countries of origin of the raw material concerned.
The corporate and country analysis is complemented by detailed description of the specific social and environmental challenges faced in extracting the raw materials.