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South Pole Group and oekom research AG Partner to Enhance Depth and Scope of Climate Impact Assessment of Investments

 

Zurich/Switzerland, Munich/Germany, September 8, 2015 - South  Pole Group, a leading global provider of climate impact assessments and carbon footprinting data, and  oekom research, one of the world's leading rating agencies in the area of sustainable investments, are entering a partnership to build on each other’s analysis and expertise in order to strengthen and expand their respective offerings.

The partnership of South Pole Group and oekom research will enable the companies to offer solutions based on data and analysis that will satisfy the growing demand for individual high-quality climate change or carbon-related investment strategies. Both companies understand the partnership as an enhancement of their respective skills and activities and as beneficial for corporations and investors to fulfill the goal of global emission reduction.

As a result of this partnership:

 

“This collaboration on investment climate impact assessments combines the best of both worlds”, emphasises Dr. Maximillian Horster, South Pole Group’s Director Financial Industry. "The largest and deepest company greenhouse gas emission coverage of South Pole Group with the unmatched qualitative company sustainability assessments of oekom research.“

Robert Haßler, CEO of oekom research AG, adds: “We are glad to complement our comprehensive ESG research on climate management and carbon efficiency performance with supplemental quantitative carbon footprinting data from such a well-established partner. Our joint understanding is that offerings with such a holistic approach will cater to a broad range of climate-oriented investment strategies and allow for even more targeted and well-informed investment decisions.”

Each party will announce the expansion of their respective product portfolios with first concrete results of the cooperation separately.

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Further information can be obtained from:

oekom research AG
Dieter Niewierra, Director Communications
niewierra@oekom-research.com
+49 89 5441 8457

oekom research is one of the world’s leading rating agencies in the field of sustainable investment. The agency analyses companies and countries with regard to their environmental and social performance. oekom research has extensive experience as a partner to institutional investors and financial service providers, identifying issuers of securities and bonds which are distinguished by their responsible management of social and environmental issues. More than 100 asset managers and asset owners routinely draw on the rating agency’s research in their investment decision-making. oekom research’s analyses therefore currently influence the management of assets valued at over 600 billion euros.

 

South Pole Group
Nadia Kahkonen, Communications Manager
n.kahkonen@thesouthpolegroup.com
+66 2 678 8977 (SPG)

The Zurich-based South Pole Group began as a project-driven company focused on developing and selling high-quality carbon credits. Today, it is the world's leading provider of climate solutions. No other firm in the world has developed as many successful emission reduction projects. No other company offers as rich a suite of services and solutions. South Pole Group helps public and private sector organisations develop climate proven policies and strategies. Areas of expertise cover every key sustainability-related area of climate change, including but not limited to: forests & land use, water, sustainable cities & buildings, as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

 

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