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Concerted Action on Trade + Environment (CAT+E)

December 2002 to November 2005
Following the conclusion of the Uruguay Round the agenda of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) expanded to incorporate a number of environment related issues, such as services, intellectual property rights, and investment related measures. The EU-funded CAT+E project (Concerted Action on Trade and Environment) aims to ensure dialogue and debate between European Research Institutes on these issues. Through a series of international conferences and publications, the CAT+E network analyses the current trade and environment agenda, strengthens co-oporation among European Research institutes and identifies needs for further research. Ecologic's CAT+E reports are available for download. The trade and environment policy and research agendas have expanded rapidly in recent years. Following conclusion of the Uruguay Round the agenda of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) expanded to incorporate a number of environment related issues, such as services, intellectual property rights, or investment related measures. This rapid expansion of the trade and environment agenda has created a major area of research that is attracting researchers in virtually all member states. Read more
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Die WTO-Ministerkonferenz in Seattle

Ergebnisse und Perspektiven für den Umweltschutz
WTO Ministerial Conferences' site events represent unique occasions for trade and environment experts to meet and exchange opinions. Large numbers of high level policy makers, researchers and academics as well as representatives from civil society groups from all over the world come together to discuss recent developments in the area, conflicts between trade, environment and sustainable development, and potential solutions. Ecologic participated in a number of the site events at the Seattle Ministerial and reported their outcomes to the German Federal Environmental Agency.Read more

Green Investment – Market Transparency and Consumer Information

Consumers can choose between more than 70 green funds on the European market and the number is continuously raising. Differences between the various environmental funds are remarkable. Criteria in selecting asset opportunities vary widely as do the structure and processes of the fund management. For the potential investor these differences are difficult to identify.Read more
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Green Investment - Market Transparency and Consumer Information

September 1998 to November 1998
The impact of financial services on the environment has been attracting increasing attention for quite some time now. The area of the so called Green Investment, meaning the combination of pecuniary reward with ecological concerns, plays an especially prominent role. Following the steady growth of this market share, the issue of market transparency has become one of the major concerns for the near future. Read more
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The Role of Financial Institutions in Achieving Sustainable Development

The aim of this report is to explore the role of European financial institutions in sustainable development, and especially to understand how financial institutions can contribute to sustainable development. It also identifies measures which could best help focus financial institutions more positively and actively on the environment. Ecologic was responsible for conducting interviews with a wide range of individuals in financial institutions, industry, NGOs, and government organisations, both in the EU and outside.Read more

OekoVision Ethical Investment Fund Focusing on Small and Mid-sized Businesses

May 1996

The OekoVision mutual fund or investment trust invests primarily in small and mid-sized companies that are ecological and ethical leaders in their sectors and regions, and that have the highest prospects for growth and profitability. OekoVision's asset management is A-rated by Standard & Poor and has received a prestigious Lipper Award.

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Oekom Research – Development of Criteria and Indicators for Country Ratings for Sustainable Investment

October 1995

oekom research AG is one of the world's leading providers of information on the social and environmental performance of companies, sectors and countries. The scientifically based rating system for the assessment of countries and their public policies is being constantly updated with the support of an independent advisory board, co-chaired by R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic.

The comparatively greater security that bonds offer is making them a popular form of investment, especially among risk-conscious investors. Where bond issuers are also rated as progressive in terms ofRead more

Oekom Research – Development of Criteria for Company Ratings for Sustainable Investment

October 1995
Oekom research AG is one of the world's leading providers of information on the social and environmental performance of companies, sectors and countries. The scientifically based rating system for the assessment of businesses and their products, processes, services and business models is being constantly updated with the support of an independent advisory board, co-chaired by R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic. Read more

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