Kristina Rüter, Head of Research
University degree in environmental engineering. Studies at the Technical Universities of Hamburg-Harburg and Berlin, Germany, and at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Worked in research projects at the Institute of Environmental Technology of the Technical University Berlin, the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin and at a state-run water and wastewater company in Recife, Brazil.
Starting with oekom research as an analyst in 2003, she became team leader of a research team in 2007, shaping the agency’s ESG research on extractive industries and the energy sector as well as the assessment of climate risks and controversial environmental practices. In her position as Director Research Methodology from 2013 until 2016, Kristina Rüter led the further development of the methodology of the oekom Corporate Rating and developed the methodologies of new products including the oekom Sustainability Bond Rating, the Second Party Opinions, the oekom Carbon Risk Rating and Fossil Fuel Screening as well as client-specific solutions for thematic evaluations and integration. Since 2016 Kristina Rüter is Head of Research, leading the core business of the agency with its more than 50 analysts. In addition, Ms Rüter is a member of the Technical Review Committee of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) and a member of the Jury of PWC’s Building Public Trust Award.