cometis AG appoints Ariane Hofstetter to the board of directors for ESG consulting


Wiesbaden, 26 May 2023 – cometis AG, a leading, owner-managed consultancy for financial communications and ESG advisory, announces the appointment of Ariane Hofstetter to the company’s Executive Board as of 1 June 2023. She will be responsible for the growing ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) advisory business and its further expansion. Ms Hofstetter and cometis can look back on several years of very successful and trustful cooperation. The personnel decision is related to the strongly growing demand of medium-sized companies for analysis-based and implementation-oriented ESG consulting against the background of increasing regulation (e.g. CSRD, EU taxonomy) and a fundamentally increased need for information of all stakeholder groups.

Michael Diegelmann, founder and Co-CEO of cometis AG, underlines the importance of this decision: “cometis expects strong growth in the field of ESG in the coming years. The expansion of the Executive Board to three members and the appointment of Ms Hofstetter is therefore a consistent and clear signal that ESG consulting is a very high priority for our clients and for us. We already offer a wide range of ESG advisory services, including ESG strategy advisory, ESG reporting, ESG rating advisory, materiality analysis and stakeholder mapping. We will significantly expand this area in the coming years and develop it as a strong pillar alongside our traditional areas of investor relations, IPOs, M&A and financial communications.”

Hofstetter is co-initiator and academic partner of the Global ESG Monitor. Coming from a market research background, her main areas of interest include behavioural economics research formats in the areas of sustainability as well as reception and learning behaviour in an increasingly digitalised world

These areas of focus complement and enrich cometis’ service offering. Ariane Hofstetter also brings with her management experience, having been the managing director of a market research institute since 2016.

With the appointment of Ms Hofstetter, cometis’ top management will not only become more diverse. Above all, it is the combination of practical financial communication and evidence-based sustainability research that will provide real added value for clients.

Henryk Deter, Co-CEO and shareholder of cometis AG, adds: “Linking financial and non-financial aspects in corporate strategy will be a key success factor for mid-sized companies in the future. With our track record of more than 20 years in comprehensive consulting for capital market-oriented companies and the recent appointment of Ms Hofstetter to the Executive Board, cometis AG has closely linked both topics. We are convinced that this combination will help our clients to make informed and fact-based decisions in their ESG activities.”


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About cometis:

cometis AG is a leading, owner-managed financial communications and ESG advisory firm based in Wiesbaden, Germany. Since its foundation in 2000, the company has supported capital market-oriented companies and organisations in the areas of financial and corporate communications, investor relations and ESG. With an experienced team of interdisciplinary experts, cometis offers tailor-made strategies and solutions for long-term relationship management with investors, analysts, media and other stakeholders. The company has extensive national and international experience and distinguishes itself through its holistic consulting approach. cometis supports clients in the implementation of financial publications, non-financial and sustainability reporting as well as in crisis situations and assists with M&A transactions and IPOs. For more information, please visit: