About us

V.E, the choice for responsible growth

As a rating and research agency, V.E evaluates organisations’ integration of social, environmental and governance factors into their strategies, operations and management – with a focus on promoting economic performance, responsible investment and sustainable value creation.

CSR analysis and ESG rating

As a rating and research agency, V.E evaluates organisations’ integration of social, environmental and governance factors into their strategies, operations and management – with a focus on promoting economic performance, responsible investment and sustainable value creation.

Vision & Mission

V.E, a Moody’s Affiliate, is a global provider of environmental, social and governance solutions serving the investor and issuer communities.

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Values

Sustainability, transparency, ambition, responsibility and team spirit are the key values that drive our work, our strategy and our vision and mission.

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History

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. This status makes V.E a key stakeholder in building greater ESG awareness amongst civil society and local authorities, and in adapting companies’ and investors’ strategies and practices. Stakeholder dialogue and innovation are at the heart of our DNA.

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Established approach and processes that ensure the relevance of our analyses and opinion

V.E’s exclusive methodology guarantees the impartiality of our analyses and ratings, equal treatment for all companies under review and the traceability of information collected. The evaluation takes into account the efficiency of managerial systems  in implementing environmental, social and governance objectives, in other words the company’s “sustainability objectives”.

Governance in line with our beliefs

V.E pays close attention to its governance. A Board of Directors guides the agency’s strategy, votes on budgets and elects the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. A Scientific Committee composed of independent individuals reports on its activities to the Board and the General Assembly.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the implementation of the agency’s strategy. It steers all strategic projects, decides on priorities, mobilises the necessary means to achieve the agency’s missions and objectives and oversees their effective execution.

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Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee ensures the independence and professional excellence of V.E. Composed of independent members, the council oversees the quality of our methods and products, and reviews conclusions from academic research conducted using our database.

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Supporting academic research on social responsibility

With a 35+ year record in supporting the shift to a more sustainable, resilient and responsible financial system, our global teams actively promote SRI in their local markets, raising awareness, supporting the development of new standards and engaging in constructive dialogue.

Academic Partnerships

Academic research into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) and Sustainable Finance is essential to the ongoing development of the industry.

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Affiliations and Memberhips

V.E proactively engages in stakeholder dialogue to promote social responsibility, responsible investment and to support the development of market standards.

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