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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.
Ongoing strong growth in the French SRI market
The French SRI research institution Novethic has published its yearly numbers on the French market for responsible investments in early April 2013. With a total investment volume of 150 billion euros, a new peak has been reached at the end of 2012. Even if the annual growth rate of 29 per cent was not as impressive as last year’s (+69 per cent), the French SRI market remains a very dynamic one. In total, the overall SRI market volume has tripled since 2009. more...
Are the global players failing to meet the seven major challenges of sustainability?
Since the international community formulated the goal of a “green economy” at the Rio+20 summit in summer 2012, if not earlier, public attention has increasingly been focussing on the economy’s contribution to global sustainable development. But how are companies tackling the issue of sustainability, and what concrete action are they taking to combat climate change, to protect species diversity or to fight poverty? The sustainability rating agency oekom research looks into this question in its latest Corporate Responsibility Review. more...