mission   history

ESG Research: a well-established history

V.E is a global pioneer of ESG analysis. We are a key stakeholder and driving force in developing ESG awareness amongst civil society and public authorities, as well as in adapting company and investor strategies. Innovation remains at the core of our DNA.


V.E, born from the merger of two leaders in their historical markets, is rooted in Europe and is now positioned as a global player in ESG research.

2019 | V.E 
becomes an Affiliate of Moody’s Corporation

2018 | V.E 
opens a new office in Hong Kong

2015 | Vigeo
Opening of Montréal office

2015 | Vigeo
Announces its merger with EIRIS

2014 | Vigeo
Vigeo strengthens its international presence, developing activities in Santiago, Chile

2013 | EIRIS

Conflict Risk Network integrated into EIRIS

2012 | Vigeo
Launch of the Vigeo Euronext indices

2011 | Vigeo
Opening of Vigeo London

2010 | Vigeo
Creation of the two business units:
Vigeo Rating & Vigeo Enterprise

2008 | EIRIS
Opening of Paris office

2006 | Vigeo
Acquisition of Italy’s Avanzi SRI Research,
becoming Vigeo Italy

2005 | Vigeo
Acquisition of Belgium’s Stock at Stake,
becoming Vigeo Belgium

2005 | EIRIS
Opening of Boston office

2004 | Vigeo
Creation of Vigeo Casablanca

2003 | Vigeo
Acquisition of Arèse,
French rating agency

2002| Vigeo
Creation of Vigeo by Nicole Notat

1999 | EIRIS
EIRIS has been developing the Eiris Global Network, a global network of partners, since 1999

1983 | EIRIS
Creation of EIRIS. Prior to the merger with Vigeo, EIRIS was entirely owned by the EIRIS Foundation