The European Defence Fund – #5MinuteRead

In recent years, the European Union (EU) has substantially increased its funding for the research and development of new weapon systems and military technologies by European defence companies. In this regard, in April 2021 the European Parliament approved a European Defence Fund (EDF) worth EUR 7.9 billion over seven years (2021-2027).1 The Fund will finance [...]

#5MinuteRead – What is the Future of Nuclear Power

Read our latest #5MinuteRead on Nuclear Power March 2021 marks the 10 year anniversary of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant. This caused a slowdown of the Nuclear Renaissance, a nuclear-enthusiastic period started in 2001. Since then, some countries have re-evaluated their use of nuclear power whilst others have [...]

NEW 5 Minute Read – Gender Lens Investing

In celebration of the United Nations International Women’s Day, V.E’s analysts, Nadia Boujdadi and Marianna Fatti, are offering insights on one of the emerging trends in ESG that highlights the importance of investing resources in women and their presence in the financial industry.​ Gender Lens Investing strategies seek to intentionally and measurably use capital to address gender disparities between women and [...]

NEW 5 Minute Read – Controversy Risk Assessment: 2020 Snapshot

2020 was a year defined by social risks. The global pandemic, protests against inequality, workforce digitalisation and the social impacts of the energy transition are shifting the risk landscape for investors at an unprecedented rate. To help investors in navigating this context, the Moody’s ESG Solutions Group, through its affiliate V.E, provides daily ESG controversy [...]

5 Minute Read – The “Green Rush”: Market exposure to the growing cannabis industry

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 [...]

5 Minute Read – Towards Nuclear Disarmament: The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

V.E experts are 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. The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is set to take effect in early 2021. For the first time in [...]

V.E Publishes Corruption Prevention Study

Today, December 9th, is United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day. The theme this year is "Recover with integrity." Corruption thrives in times of crisis and the ongoing global pandemic is no exception. States all over the world have taken significant measures to address the health emergency and to avoid a global economic collapse. They hastily mobilized [...]

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