German stock market
has a low ESG risk, so
With the purchase of ISS, the Dax group is entering the rating business itself.
Photo: Marc-Steffen Unger
Oliver Marchand (49) has never owned a car.
"I'm sticking to that," says the founder of the environmental rating agency Carbon Delta.
Even in rain or snow, the triathlete rides his bike "the few kilometers" to his office in downtown Zurich.
The computer scientist, who grew up in Bonn, could also afford an e-sports car after the rain of money from the USA.
Last year the financial group MSCI bought Marchands company - for a double-digit million amount, as the MSCI annual report suggests.
Just five years earlier, Marchand had founded Carbon Delta right at the heart of a megatrend: his company offers a method to calculate the change in value of companies due to climate change.
The megatrend that made Marchand a multimillionaire is now assuming overwhelming proportions: Anyone who wants to inspire investors today must show top grades in the "ESG" area, i.e. environment, social, corporate governance.
More than a third of the money stashed with asset managers is already invested according to sustainable criteria, according to data from the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.
If the trend continues, it will be more than half by 2025, predicts Daniel Sailer, co-head of the sustainability office at Metzler Asset Management.
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