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Innovest Downgrades Deutsche Bank's IVA Rating

Submitted by: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, Inc.

Categories: Socially Responsible Investing, Ratings & Awards

Posted: Sep 14, 2007 – 07:00 AM EST


Sep. 14 /CSRwire/ - September 14, 2007 - Innovest Strategic Value Advisors has downgraded its Intangible Value Assessment of Deutsche Bank based on the company's relative performance of social, environmental, and strategic governance (ESG) issues relative to sector peers.

The downloadable report is available for purchase through Innovest's partner CSRwire at

Peter Wilkes, Managing Director at Innovest stated, "Innovest's ratings are an indicator of a company's performance on intangible value drivers and management quality. This information is used to support an investor’s existing financial knowledge of a company. It is widely accepted among investors that extra-financial information is now required to get a full understanding of a company's prospects."

By assessing differentials typically not identified by traditional securities analysis, Innovest's IVA ratings uncover hidden risks and value potential for investors. Ratings range from AAA (best) to CCC (worst). Scores on sub factors range from 10 (best) to 0 (worst).

Some of the areas of analysis for companies include:

Supply Chain
Human Rights
Regulatory/Stakeholder relations
Health and Safety
Environmental Strategy and management
Carbon Risk Mitigation
Labor Relations
Product Safety
Workplace issues

About Innovest

Innovest Strategic Value Advisors is an internationally recognized investment research and advisory firm specializing in analyzing companies’ performance on environmental, social, and strategic governance issues, with a particular focus on their impact on competitiveness, profitability, and share price performance.
Innovest currently has offices in New York City, Toronto, San Francisco, London, Paris, Sydney, and Tokyo.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Wilkes Innovest Strategic Value Advisors
Phone: 212-421-2000 x216
Phone: 802-251-0110 x1105


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