Vigeo Eiris has published a comparative study on the degree to which listed companies around the globe report on the respect of international, social and environmental norms in their supply chain management.
In this study, Vigeo observes more than 2,500 listed companies around the world, offering an evidence of the existence of a strong link between CSR principles, goals and management and consequent legal risks and costs incurred by companies.
Half of financial consumers likely to consider switching main provider if they have ethical concerns
Investment in companies that perform poorly on some responsible or ethical finance concerns can be almost as strong a motivator in choosing to switch financial provider as poor customer service, or a better deal elsewhere, indicate the findings from an Ipsos MORI national consumer survey commissioned by leading global responsible investment research firm EIRIS. The importance of responsible or ethical concerns in finance is supported by EIRIS’ estimate that the amount of money invested in the UK’s green and ethical retail funds reached over £13.5bn in 2014.[i]