Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Sector Report In our newly published report on the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Sector, we look at the Key Findings, performances and trends in the sector, takeaways on Risks & Opportunities, and more. V.E’s Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology sector is composed of 188 companies. These companies are engaged in the research, development, [...]
V.E is constantly monitoring changes that impact the world of investing. Our analysts have put together a short briefing intended to keep you informed on the the latest in ESG. In December 2020, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs reclassified cannabis out of the most dangerous category of drugs, thus recognising its medicinal potential. In the [...]
ESG performance difference in the Real Estate sector: Addressing Climate Change and Urbanisation Risks with Resilient Buildings, Green and Social Projects and Smart cities – Leaders are shaping the trends but most others still lack resources to follow suit
The sector ranks 29th of Vigeo Eiris’ 39 sectors, which cover a research universe of 4,850 companies. The sector gained five positions from the previous assessment. Sector leaders are concentrated in Europe, whilst laggards are mostly listed in North America and Emerging Markets. The Real Estate sector reporting rate is 53%, slightly below the universe [...]
The Specific Purpose Banks and Agencies: a crucial role to play for sustainability but high material risks remain to mitigate
The sector can be classified according to three main groups with specific mandates: National or State Development Banks, Public groups serving the public interest and Export Credit Agencies. The nature of these Financial Institutions would accentuate their vocation to invest in a long term and positive impact projects. The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion [...]
Looking in the mirror at sustainability: Luxury Goods and Cosmetics Sector meets halfway ESG contributions to sustainability
Regarding the sector’s strengths and innovations, the Luxury and Cosmetic sector are leaders regarding non-discrimination policies such as integration of women in managerial positions and at board level and environmental strategies linked to business models, Yet, the sector still covers the biggest challenges regarding child labour in its supply chain especially on minerals, respect of [...]
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.
Still adequate management of risks associated with access and affordability of nutritious food, unhealthy impacts such as obesity, integration of labour and human standards in the supply chain, and protection of biodiversity is not demonstrated. The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on 155 companies belonging to the Food sector. The report includes the sector’s [...]
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.
The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on 89 companies belonging to the Oil Equipment and Services sector. The report includes the sector’s strengths, innovations and best practice as well as controversies, vulnerabilities and emerging challenges such as climate change, pollution prevention and control, corruption, and local social and economic development. It analyses performance scores [...]
How are Publishers addressing the social and environmental challenges and opportunities of the digital era?
This comprehensive new report presents Vigeo Eiris’ analysis, ratings and rankings of the ESG performance-related trends and impacts of 37 companies in the Publishing Sector. The Report includes the Sector’s strengths, innovations and best practices as well as controversies, vulnerabilities and emerging challenges linked to the sector’s transition from analogue to digital technologies and formats. [...]
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
In particular, the sector’s response to the addictive nature of opioids and their harmful health effects appears to be weak, with remedial actions not yet being systematically adopted. The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on 150 Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology companies, including the sector’s strengths, innovations and best practices as well as controversies, vulnerabilities and [...]
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
The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on 203 companies belonging to the Mining & Metals sector. The report includes the sector’s strengths, innovations and best practice as well as controversies, vulnerabilities and emerging challenges such as water and energy management in relation to expanding climate change initiatives and regulations. It analyses performance scores and [...]