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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.

 

Milestones:

1993

Foundation of ökom GmbH, Development of the Environmental Rating

 

1994

Selection in an international environmental tendering process; start of a four-year rating project in conjunction with Öko-Invest, Börse Online and Bloomberg

 

1995

Launching of the first eco- and sustainability funds based on ökom’s environmental research by various financial service providers

 

1999

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

 

2000/
2001

Development of Potentials Research und Country Rating; foundation of FNG e.V.; foundation of CRIC e.V.

 

2002

Development of a formal quality standard for oekom’s sustainability ratings

 

2004

Foundation of the European umbrella organisation AICSRR as the body responsible for the CSRR-QS quality standard

 

2007-
2010

Numerous products launched on the market, including Global Challenges Index, EMRA, PRI Toolbox, Engagement Compass

 

2011

Preparations for the opening of our sales office in Paris; launch of oekom Controversial Weapons Monitor and oekom Responsibility Benchmarking & Information Tool (ORBIT)

 

2012

Strategic partnership with GES, Europe’s leading provider of engageme

nt services 

 

2013

Launch of oekom Controversy Monitor (OCM)

Collaboration with performance measurement specialist Deutsche Performancemessungs-Gesellschaft für Wertpapierportfolios (DPG) on analysing portfolios against sustainability criteria 

 

2014

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. 

 

2015

Launch of oekom sustainability bond rating: issuer’s evaluation, transparency and external assurance, sustainability quality and impact of the bond

Partnership between oekom research and South Pole Group, a leading global provider of climate impact assessments and carbon footprinting data

Introduction of oekom Carbon Service: oekom Carbon Risk Rating, oekom Fossil Fuel Screening, Carbon Footprinting Data (in cooperation with South Pole Group)

Reinforcement of cooperation between oekom and GES: GES switches to oekom corporate rating

Enlargement of oekom universe to over 3,700 companies

 

2016

Opening of an office in London and a subsidiary in the US / New York

Expansion of the oekom Universe to more than 6,200 issuers - among them 3,800 companies and 57 countries as well as around 2,350 associated issuers and local authorities

Expansion of the teams to more than 90 employees, among them 60 analysts as well as installment of a dedicated Research Services team for enhanced customer service

Green Bond Award for outstanding Second Party Opinions and Gold Status of the Deep Data Delivery Standard

Development of the ESG Impact Services (oekom Sustainability Solutions Assessment and oekom ESG Impact Assessment)

 

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oekom Impact Study 2017: The impact of responsible investment on companies is increasing

2017/10/17

New: oekom Position Paper Agriculture

2017/10/10

oekom research provides Second Party Opinion for the Green Bond Programme of Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB)

2017/09/07

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