ÖKOWORLD has been leading the way for years in the sustainable investment funds sector and has redefined the term "profit", combining it with "responsibility" in terms of investments.
Based on the unique ÖKOWORLD prinziple "one & only", an investment is only classified as profitable if it firstly fulfils all our strictly defined sustainability criteria at ÖKOWORLD and secondly offers the highest possible chance of returns. All based on the motto "Responsible profits".
The three pillars – "a sustainable future", "a sound future" and "a secure future" – form the basis of sustainable company success and a vital part of how we select companies for the ÖKOWORLD investment universe.
At first glance, the two application criteria of sustainability and profit-orientated modern asset management seem to be mutually exclusive. In actual fact, the "sustainability filter" is a vital tool for avoiding incalculable losses caused by environmental disasters. The three pillars – "a sustainable future", "a sound future" and "a secure future" – form the basis of sustainable company success and a vital part of how we select companies at ÖKOWORLD.
The first step at ÖKOWORLD is independent sustainability research, which we believe offers the best possible selection of investment objectives on the basis of ecological criteria.
When making investment decisions as asset managers, the financial market analysts and portfolio managers in our fund management teams then only look at the investments that have previously been approved in sustainability research for the investment universe by our independent, voluntary team of experts and that also allow for above-average returns on investment.
The ÖKOWORLD principle thus stands for a strictly separated investment process. It is unique on the market and that's why we call it "one & only".
It means investors can be sure that they will achieve more "responsible profits" at ÖKOWORLD, striking a harmonious balance between economics and ecology.
Two teams work in the ÖKOWORLD investment process simultaneously to win over institutional investors, financial service providers, private investors and all sales partners:
- Sustainability Research in Hilden near Düsseldorf and
- Fund Management in Luxembourg.
As asset managers, the financial market analysts and portfolio managers in our fund management team only look at the investments that have already been checked and approved for the investment universe. The ÖKOWORLD principle thus calls for a separate investment process. ÖKOWORLD works on the basis of "the best of both worlds". Sustainability research and asset management are kept strictly separate. Neither side has any opportunity to interfere in the other's issues. This principle is unique on the market, hence it is called "one & only".
If you were to divide "one & only" into two teams to explain the principle better, the teams would look like this:
Team ONE, run by Dr. Karl-Heinz Brendgen, focuses on sustainability research and is supported by independent experts from a wide range of specialist fields. There is an independent investment committee for the ÖKOWORLD ÖKOVISION fund and ÖKOWORLD ÖKOTREND BONDS. Its self-imposed single objective: to find the truly sustainable companies on the market.
The ÖKOWORLD financial market analysts and fund managers in Team ONLY select the "winners" from these candidates to form profitable portfolios. Of course, our work is only just beginning once we reach this point – we constantly review the companies in the investment universe throughout the entire investment period to ensure they are still profitable and sustainable.
With this unique market competence, investors at ÖKOWORLD achieve more "responsible profits" and a harmonious balance of "economy and ecology".