imug rating

imug rating is the leading German provider for strategy and implementation of ESG investments as well as for sustainability assessments. As a partner for the financial market, corporates and the public sector, we have stood for sustainable ESG strategies, data and reporting as well as for credible Second Party Opinions, Sustainability Ratings and expert opinions for over 25 years.

imug rating is a value-added reseller of Moody’s ESG Solutions, recognised auditor of green bonds and loans according to ICMA and LMA as well as Climate Bonds Approved Verifier. Our quality management is certified according to ISO 9001, which is unique in our industry. Our quality management is – unique in our industry – certified according to ISO 9001.

We are a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI), a member of the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG), the Corporate Responsibility Interface Center (CRIC) and the association Kapitalmarkt KMU.

imug rating is a wholly owned subsidiary of imug Beratungsgesellschaft.

What sets us apart

Independence

We have always operated independently of external interests and with the highest standards of quality and transparency. As a sustainability rating agency, we build bridges between the financial market and the real economy – a position that entails responsibility. Since the beginning of 2021, we have been a wholly owned subsidiary of imug Beratungsgesellschaft as a spun-off GmbH.

Expertise

Since our establishment, we have been analysing and reviewing sustainable financial products and investments. Our many years of expertise ensure that we can provide our clients with information and assessments that are credibleand of the highest quality. We conduct our sustainability research exclusively in accordance with recognised and methodologically sound procedures.

Sustainability

First business, then sustainability? That is how it is usually done. For us it has been different from the very beginning: sustainability is our business. We are committed to international sustainability norms and standards, such as the 17 UN SDGs and the Paris climate goals. For us, science and stakeholder interests are not just accessories, but the foundation.

Our quality standard

We conduct our sustainability research exclusively in accordance with recognised and methodologically sound procedures. We have defined strict quality requirements for all research activities and client processes. To align these even more closely with recognised standards, imug rating has been undergoing an external audit in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard since 2019.

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Our team

Managing Director

  • Previous professional station at scoris GmbH, Sustainalytics GmbH and Concordia Versicherungen
  • Graduate economist

Axel Wilhelm

Project Lead – ESG Credit Risk

  • Project manager, Political Science (B.A.) and currently part-time Sustainability Science (M.A.)
  • Experience in a social start-up as well as in project management and communication

Michael Barrabas

Sustainability Analyst

  • European Studies (B.A.) and Environmental Sustainability (M.Sc.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience in public relations with a development organisation and a publishing house

Karolin Basten

Product Lead – Sustainability Rating

  • Wholesale and foreign trade merchant (IHK), Business Administration (B.A.) and Sustainable Business Management (M.A.)
  • Experience in various CSR projects at a consulting company

Johannes Bayer

Sustainability Analyst

  • Tourism (B.Sc.) and Global Tourism Development (M.Sc.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience at a foundation for sustainable tourism and in the environmental management of a German shipping company

Laura Börjes

Sustainable Finance Consultant

  • Dual study programme in Business Administration (B.A.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience in sales, controlling and purchasing in a medium-sized company

Rebekka Erchinger

Sustainability Analyst

  • Diploma in International Business and Economics (M.Sc.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience in ecological research projects at a research institute

Daria Ezhkova

Sustainable Finance Consultant

  • International Business Administration and Management (B.A) as well as Management Consulting (M.A.)
  • Experience in advising companies and in CSR management of an internationally active fashion producer

Lukas Grabowksy

Team Assistant

  • Management assistant for office management (IHK)
  • Support of research projects as well as administration and organisation

Katharina GroĂźe

Head of Research

  • Diploma in Economics
  • Over 20 years of professional experience at the imug Institute, imug rating and Bayer AG

Markus GrĂĽnewald

Project Lead – Tailor-made Research

  • Diploma in Business Administration and Sustainable Tourism Management (M.A.)
  • Experience as controller and freelancer with CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)

Kirsten Hahn

Sustainability Analyst

  • Philosophy and Biology (B.A.) as well as Environmental Ethics (M.A.)
  • Experience at a sustainability communication agency and an environmental foundation

Viola Leisner

Senior Sustainable Finance Consultant

  • Bank clerk (IHK) and studies of Economics (B.Sc.) with the major Development & Environment (M.Sc.)
  • Experience in customer service and consulting as well as the operational organisation of a Sparkasse

Karina Maciejewski

Project Lead – Tailor-made Research

  • Industrial clerk (IHK) and diploma in Economics
  • 25 years of experience in sustainability analysis and consulting at the imug Institute and imug rating

Imke Mahlmann

Sustainability Analyst

  • International Management (B.Sc.) and Environmental and Resource Economics (M.Sc.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience in analysing European environmental requirements in a large corporation

Serhii Minin

Senior Sustainable Finance Consultant

  • Business lawyer and MBA in Sustainability Management
  • Many years of experience in institutional investment and asset management

Steffi Perleberg

Sustainability Analyst

  • Study of Political Science
    (B.A. & M.A.)
  • Experience in an Austrian financial publishing house

Janik Seiffert

Senior Sustainability Analyst

  • Diploma in Economics
  • 25 years of experience at imug institute, market research and imug rating

Sonja Scharnhorst

Senior Sustainability Analyst

  • Industrial clerk (IHK) and studies of Economics (B.Sc.) with the major Development & Environment (M.Sc.)
  • Professional experience in project management at a Landesbank

Melissa SchĂĽnemann

Product Lead – ESG Credit Risk

  • Banker (IHK), General Management (B.Sc.) and currently part-time Digital Transformation (M.Sc.)
  • Experience in the credit department of a cooperative bank and management consultant for financial services

Alexander Thole

Office Management & Accounting

  • Management assistant for office communication (IHK)
  • Experience as a team assistant in supporting research projects as well as administration and organisation

Ronja Tomforde

Product Lead – Second Party Opinions

  • Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.) as well as Sustainability, Economics and Management (M.A.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience as a department and project manager in a student consulting firm

Christina Tyca

Project Lead – International Research

  • Environmental Engineering (B.Sc.) and MBA in Management of Resources and Environment
  • Experience as an engineer and researcher in Turkey and Poland

Gökhan Vatansever

Product Lead – ESG Data

  • Business Administration (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) with a focus on Finance
  • Experience in quantitative research projects in the field of sustainable finance

Sebastian Zeile

Managing Director

  • Previous professional station at scoris GmbH, Sustainalytics GmbH and Concordia Versicherungen
  • Graduate economist

Axel Wilhelm

Project Lead – ESG Credit Risk

  • Project manager, Political Science (B.A.) and currently part-time Sustainability Science (M.A.)
  • Experience in a social start-up as well as in project management and communication

Michael Barrabas

Sustainability Analyst

  • European Studies (B.A.) and Environmental Sustainability (M.Sc.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience in public relations with a development organisation and a publishing house

Karolin Basten

Product Lead – Sustainability Rating

  • Wholesale and foreign trade merchant (IHK), Business Administration (B.A.) and Sustainable Business Management (M.A.)
  • Experience in various CSR projects at a consulting company

Johannes Bayer

Sustainability Analyst

  • Tourism (B.Sc.) and Global Tourism Development (M.Sc.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience at a foundation for sustainable tourism and in the environmental management of a German shipping company

Laura Börjes

Sustainable Finance Consultant

  • Dual study programme in Business Administration (B.A.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience in sales, controlling and purchasing in a medium-sized company

Rebekka Erchinger

Sustainability Analyst

  • Diploma in International Business and Economics (M.Sc.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience in ecological research projects at a research institute

Daria Ezhkova

Sustainable Finance Consultant

  • International Business Administration and Management (B.A) as well as Management Consulting (M.A.)
  • Experience in advising companies and in CSR management of an internationally active fashion producer

Lukas Grabowksy

Team Assistant

  • Management assistant for office management (IHK)
  • Support of research projects as well as administration and organisation

Katharina GroĂźe

Head of Research

  • Diploma in Economics
  • Over 20 years of professional experience at the imug Institute, imug rating and Bayer AG

Markus GrĂĽnewald

Project Lead – Tailor-made Research

  • Diploma in Business Administration and Sustainable Tourism Management (M.A.)
  • Experience as controller and freelancer with CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)

Kirsten Hahn

Sustainability Analyst

  • Philosophy and Biology (B.A.) as well as Environmental Ethics (M.A.)
  • Experience at a sustainability communication agency and an environmental foundation

Viola Leisner

Senior Sustainable Finance Consultant

  • Bank clerk (IHK) and studies of Economics (B.Sc.) with the major Development & Environment (M.Sc.)
  • Experience in customer service and consulting as well as the operational organisation of a Sparkasse

Karina Maciejewski

Project Lead – Tailor-made Research

  • Industrial clerk (IHK) and diploma in Economics
  • 25 years of experience in sustainability analysis and consulting at the imug Institute and imug rating

Imke Mahlmann

Sustainability Analyst

  • International Management (B.Sc.) and Environmental and Resource Economics (M.Sc.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience in analysing European environmental requirements in a large corporation

Serhii Minin

Senior Sustainable Finance Consultant

  • Business lawyer and MBA in Sustainability Management
  • Many years of experience in institutional investment and asset management

Steffi Perleberg

Sustainability Analyst

  • Study of Political Science
    (B.A. & M.A.)
  • Experience in an Austrian financial publishing house

Janik Seiffert

Senior Sustainability Analyst

  • Diploma in Economics
  • 25 years of experience at imug institute, market research and imug rating

Sonja Scharnhorst

Senior Sustainability Analyst

  • Industrial clerk (IHK) and studies of Economics (B.Sc.) with the major Development & Environment (M.Sc.)
  • Professional experience in project management at a Landesbank

Melissa SchĂĽnemann

Product Lead – ESG Credit Risk

  • Banker (IHK), General Management (B.Sc.) and currently part-time Digital Transformation (M.Sc.)
  • Experience in the credit department of a cooperative bank and management consultant for financial services

Alexander Thole

Office Management & Accounting

  • Management assistant for office communication (IHK)
  • Experience as a team assistant in supporting research projects as well as administration and organisation

Ronja Tomforde

Product Lead – Second Party Opinions

  • Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.) as well as Sustainability, Economics and Management (M.A.), specialist advisor for sustainable investment
  • Experience as a department and project manager in a student consulting firm

Christina Tyca

Project Lead – International Research

  • Environmental Engineering (B.Sc.) and MBA in Management of Resources and Environment
  • Experience as an engineer and researcher in Turkey and Poland

Gökhan Vatansever

Product Lead – ESG Data

  • Business Administration (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) with a focus on Finance
  • Experience in quantitative research projects in the field of sustainable finance

Sebastian Zeile

Career

You would like to contribute to making the financial market more sustainable? Support our clients in building bridges between sustainability and the financial market!

Whether with an analysis focus or as support for our sales activities – we are looking forward to your application!