The Specific Purpose Banks and Agencies: a crucial role to play for sustainability but high material risks remain to mitigate

New Vigeo Eiris report analysing 24 institutions finds that, despite high ESG scores, the sector faces controversies over financing projects with environmental and social liabilities
2019-11-21T11:05:24+01:00Sector Reports|

Looking in the mirror at sustainability: Luxury Goods and Cosmetics Sector meets halfway ESG contributions to sustainability

This report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on 59 companies belonging to the Luxury Goods and Cosmetics Sector and companies’ strengths and best practices as well as their vulnerabilities, controversies and material risks and contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s).
2019-10-25T15:54:08+01:00Sector Reports|

The food industry has a vital role to play in addressing major threats to global health including obesity, hunger and malnutrition, and in ensuring access to safe and nutritious products.

In addition, the promotion of inclusive development and sustainable consumption and production throughout products’ lifecycle is among the primary sustainable development challenges faced for the food industry. Companies are at different stages in terms of the maturity.
2019-10-22T17:03:50+01:00Sector Reports|

The Oil Equipment and Services Sector: Commitments taken on business ethics, but performances lagging behind on climate change mitigation strategies, and challenges remaining on pollution management.

New Vigeo Eiris report notably reveals the sector’s robust performance in its policies covering corruption prevention, the weak performance in the management of climate change impact and challenges that oil equipment and services companies face regarding pollution prevention and control.
2019-10-18T15:57:00+01:00Sector Reports|

How are Publishers addressing the social and environmental challenges and opportunities of the digital era?

The strategies implemented by Publishers to responsibly manage reorganisation and to bridge the knowledge gap in society remain weak. Nevertheless, new achievements have been identified as all companies disclose formalised commitments to address the right to privacy.
2019-10-18T15:07:42+01:00Sector Reports|

The Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology industry: high potential to drive positive social change, yet increasing prices, anti-competitive practices and high R&D costs are among the challenges to be tackled

Despite a slight improvement in the sector’s approach to product safety and providing information to customers, the risks posed by opioids are yet to be adequately managed.
2019-10-03T16:36:14+01:00Sector Reports|

The Mining & Metals Sector under scrutiny by stakeholders has developed a mature approach to ESG strategies, although its involvement in controversies is still a source of risk

New Vigeo Eiris report reveals stable performances in the management of the sector’s ESG challenges, but especially mining companies remain plagued by controversies affecting some key material topics such as Water, relations with Communities, the Health & Safety of employees and Human Rights.
2019-09-16T11:48:24+01:00Sector Reports|

Six years after the Rana Plaza scandal: is the Specialised Retail sector really managing better its sustainability risks?

New Vigeo Eiris report reveals a slight improvement on the sector’s approach to ensure the integration of social factors in the supply chain, product safety, and information to customers, yet these topics are still the most controversial in the sector. Moreover, the report sheds light on new challenges associated with some sector practices and changes in business models.

The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on 268 companies belonging to the Specialised Retail sector. The report includes the sector’s strengths, innovations, risks and best practice as well as controversies, vulnerabilities and emerging challenges such as sustainable sourcing, use and disposal of products at end of life and social and ethical challenges facing online retailers. It analyses performance scores and advanced indicators on critical risks factors such as energy transition, business ethics, due diligence on social and environmental risks in the supply chain, human capital and human rights, governance, executive remuneration, transparency on taxes, integrity of lobbying practices, the products & services impacts on sustainability and their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
2019-09-05T10:48:43+01:00Sector Reports|

Retail & Specialised Banks: High potential to influence companies towards more environmentally responsible behaviours, as financial intermediaries.

However, money laundering, Board’s composition and diversity remain among the banks' top sustainability risks.
2019-07-02T01:17:10+01:00Sector Reports|

The Aerospace and Defence Sector: in light of its products’ controversial nature as well as of the recent safety accidents, is this innovation-driven sector properly addressing ESG risks?

New Vigeo Eiris report reveals the contrasted and overall limited ESG performance of the Aerospace and Defence sector.
2019-07-02T01:17:17+01:00Sector Reports|