oekom research AG has been active in the sustainable investment field since 1993. We are now one of the world's leading providers of information on the social and environmental performance of companies, sectors and countries.
Foundation of ökom GmbH, Development of the Environmental Rating
Selection in an international environmental tendering process; start of a four-year rating project in conjunction with Öko-Invest, Börse Online and Bloomberg
Launching of the first eco- and sustainability funds based on ökom’s environmental research by various financial service providers
Spin-off from ökom GmbH and foundation of oekom research AG; development of the Corporate Responsibility Rating; award of the city of Munich's Environment Prize München
Development of Potentials Research und Country Rating; foundation of FNG e.V.; foundation of CRIC e.V.
Development of a formal quality standard for oekom’s sustainability ratings
Foundation of the European umbrella organisation AICSRR as the body responsible for the CSRR-QS quality standard
Numerous products launched on the market, including Global Challenges Index, EMRA, PRI Toolbox, Engagement Compass
Preparations for the opening of our sales office in Paris; launch of oekom Controversial Weapons Monitor and oekom Responsibility Benchmarking & Information Tool (ORBIT)
Strategic partnership with GES, Europe’s leading provider of engageme
Launch of oekom Controversy Monitor (OCM)
Collaboration with performance measurement specialist Deutsche Performancemessungs-Gesellschaft für Wertpapierportfolios (DPG) on analysing portfolios against sustainability criteria
Extending the partnership with engagement specialist GES to include company analysis
Establishing of our Representation in London
Financial services companies and institutional investors revert to our sustainability research for the selection of securities for mutual funds, segregated accounts and asset management mandates. We provide research for assets totalling more than 600 billion euros.
Launch of oekom sustainability bond rating: issuer’s evaluation, transparency and external assurance, sustainability quality and impact of the bond
Opening of an office in London and a subsidiary in the US / New York