New index concept to support the protection of biodiversity: “Solactive Vigeo Eiris Biodiversity Index”

For the Solactive Vigeo Eiris Biodiversity Index, Vigeo Eiris calculates a Protection of Biodiversity Score of listed companies based on their proprietary classification of companies’ sustainability objectives. The index, calculated and maintained by Solactive, focuses on companies that protect the diversity of biological systems and offer sustainable goods and services with a connection to biodiversity.
2019-12-10T17:27:27+01:00Investor News|

Sustainable Banking – BBVA expands its Sustainable Transaction Banking Framework supported by Vigeo Eiris

Vigeo Eiris is pleased to have supported BBVA in the expansion of its Sustainable Transaction Banking Framework providing an overall favourable opinion on the initiative.

Vigeo Eiris compares its ESG criteria and sector frameworks to those of SASB

Vigeo Eiris has completed a mapping of its ESG research framework to those provided by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
2019-12-03T09:14:43+01:00Press Releases|

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
2019-12-10T11:58:20+01:00Sector Reports|

Vigeo Eiris provides the second party opinion on the first green bond planned to be issued by ALCO (Arthalan Corporation) in Philippines

ALCO is the first real estate firm in the Philippines to issue a ASEAN Green Bond

Discover VE Datalab: ESG data analysis your way

VE Datalab is your platform, allowing data from across our product offering to interact seamlessly and generate highly personalised results.
2019-11-13T14:14:37+01:00Investor News|

Amazon Fires in a Global Context of Deforestation: need for increased Investor awareness

Over the past weeks, forest fires have been ravaging the Brazilian Amazon region and made the headlines in the international newspapers during several days. The number of forest fires is higher in the Amazon regions where they are used – mainly by farmers - as the main tool to free land for agriculture.
2019-09-24T15:47:53+01:00Opinion Column|

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|

Human Capital: a key asset not yet fully appreciated by the financial industry

This paper aims to assess 792 financial companies rated by Vigeo Eiris on their ability to enhance opportunities and limit risks in relation to their human capital.
2019-12-10T17:28:20+01:00Sustainability Focus|