Institutional Shareholder Services acquires oekom research for ESG ratings

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) announced the acquisition of oekom research AG as of March 15, 2018. Oekom is a leder in providing environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating and dara and in carrying on research on sustainable investments.

The acquisition will result in the creation of a new unit within ISS in order to integrate and complement the already existing team in charge of responsible investment. Indeed, oeakom will be renamed ISS-oekom while it will keep its operations in London, Munich, New York, Paris and Zurich and also its co-founder and CEO, Robert Hassler, in the leading position.

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