Absolut Research GmbH
Absolut Research GmbH is an independent publishing house and research company for institutional asset management in German-speaking markets. In its publishing arm, Absolut Research launched the first dedicated magazine for sustainability and long-term investing in German language in 2016, Absolut|impact, alongside its flagship publication Absolut|report, which has been published since 2001. In its research department, asset managers are quantitatively analyzed based on their performance with mutual funds – including funds that integrate sustainability and ESG strategies.
For further information, please visit www.absolut-research.de
Arabesque is a specialist ESG Quant fund manager that uses self-learning quantitative models and big data to assess the performance and sustainability of globally listed companies. Its investment technology processes over 100 billion data points to select an investment universe of equities with the aim of delivering superior returns, while integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information within quantitative strategies. Its partnership is dedicated to taking sustainability into the mainstream by using finance as a catalyst for change, for the benefit of all. Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen is a member of the Arabesque Advisory Board.
In 2017, the firm launched Arabesque S-Ray™, a unique tool that allows anyone to monitor the sustainability of over 7,000 of the world’s largest corporations. Through machine learning and big data, Arabesque S-Ray™ systematically combines over 200 environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics with news signals from over 50,000 sources across 15 languages.
For further information, please visit https://arabesque.com/
Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP)
The CSP drives research and trains current and future private wealth owners and their support systems to activate private wealth and sustainable finance, at scale, as a substantial driver for sustainable development. The CSP is based in the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. Prof. Dr. Timo Busch is a senior fellow at the CSP.
For further information, please visit www.csp.uzh.ch.
Society of Investment Professionals Germany (DVFA)
DVFA is the Society of Investment Professionals in Germany, founded in 1960. DVFA has more than 1,200 individual members representing over 400 investment firms, banks, asset managers, consultancies and counselling businesses. Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen is a member of the corporate governance commission and the investor relations commission of the Society of Investment Professionals Germany.
For further information, please visit www.dvfa.de
DWS Investments, Teil der Deutschen Asset Management, ist mit über €146 Mrd. verwaltetem Fondsvermögen mit Abstand Marktführer in Deutschland. In Europa verwaltet DWS Investments derzeit €172 Mrd. und steht damit auf Platz 2 der führenden Fondsgesellschaften. Mit €269 Mrd. verwalteten Geldern weltweit gehört die DWS zu den Top 10. 1956 gegründet, erstreckt sich die Präsenz der DWS heute nicht nur auf die Kernmärkte Europas. Auch in den USA, der Region Asien-Pazifik und dem Nahen Osten ist die DWS seit einigen Jahren als Marke bzw. mit Produkten vertreten.
Näheres zur DWS unter www.dws.de
European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS)
EFFAS is the federation of analyst associations in Europe. It is comprised of 27 member societies representing more than 14,000 investment professionals and was founded in 1962. Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen is a member of the Commission on Environmental, Social & Governance Issues (CESG) of the European Association of Financial Analysts Societies and academic director of their ESG training program.
For further information, please visit https://effas.net/
Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V. (FNG)
The FNG is the association for sustainable investments in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland and represents over 170 members who are committed to promoting sustainability in the financial sector. The FNG supports dialogue between all relevant stakeholders and is committed to improving the legal and political framework for sustainable investments. It awards the transparency logo for sustainable mutual funds, publishes the FNG sustainability profiles and the FNG matrix and has developed the FNG seal for sustainable mutual funds. The FNG is also a founding member of the European umbrella organisation Eurosif.
The GNG (Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung Nachhaltiger Geldanlagen mbH) is an FNG subsidiary and contributes to the quality assurance of sustainable investments through the certification of financial products and the development of standards and services. It is responsible for the coordination, awarding and marketing of the FNG seal.
For further information, please visit https://qng-online.de/
Hamburg Financial Research Center (HFRC) e.V.
Hamburg Financial Research Center. Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen and Prof. Dr. Timo Busch are affiliated Professors at the Hamburg-based center.
For further information, please visit www.hhfrc.de
ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading
The ICMA Centre provides research and consultancy services to financial institutions, corporations and government agencies. Recent research projects have included work on assessing shareholder value, regulatory and policy research, risk management and investment, insurance and operations management, the history of sovereign credit. Prof Dr. Alexander Bassen is a Visiting Professor at the ICMA Centre.
For further information, please visit www.icmacentre.ac.uk
Oekom Research AG
Oekom research AG is one of the world's leading rating agencies around sustainable investment. Our chair uses their data in a research project to investigate the relevance of sustainability information on fixed income. Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen is member of their advisory committee.
For further information, please visit www.oekom-research.com/
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is the world's leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen is co-chair of the academic network.
For further information, please visit www.unpri.org
German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen is a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development, an advisory body of the German Federal Government. Its tasks are comprised of developing contributions to implement the National Sustainability Strategy, specifying concrete areas for action and projects, and driving sustainability awareness among the general public.
For further information, please visit www.nachhaltigkeitsrat.de
Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE)
The SSEE is a leading interdisciplinary academic hub focused on teaching, research and engagement with enterprise on climate change and long-term environmental sustainability. Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen was a Visiting Researcher at the SSEE from September until December 2017.
For further information, please visit www.smithschool.ox.ac.uk
Sustainalytics is a global leader in ESG and Corporate Governance research and ratings. Over the last 25 years, they have brought together leading ESG research and client servicing professionals. Today, Sustainalytics supports hundreds of the world’s foremost investors who incorporate ESG and corporate governance insights into their investment processes. Its academic program aims to promote responsible investment research as well as meet increasing demand for ESG insights from academia. Through this program, Sustainalytics is offering a range of ESG data to support studies.
For further information, please visit www.sustainalytics.com
Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V. (VfU)
Institutions (Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V.) This network serves as the primary effort in the DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) region to promote sustainability practices in the financial industry. The network, established in 1995, is comprised of more than 40 financial institutions. Prof. Dr. Timo Busch is member of the scientific board.
For further information, please visit https://vfu.de/