Vigeo Eiris offers decision-making tools designed for all types of investors, covering all ethical and responsible investment approaches.
Reliable, up-to-date, accessible and customisable research and data is needed to be able to identify risks related to ESG, to detect opportunities for future value creation and to be informed swiftly about controversies and litigations. Vigeo Eiris provides research and services adapted to many types of investment.
Sustainability rating provides research and services adapted to all types of investments, and aims to take ESG risk factors into account in the management of investment universes. Vigeo Eiris gives access to analyst opinion on corporate management of sectoral issues.
Vigeo Eiris’ Controversy Database and Convention Watch allow investors to stay informed about allegations and litigation affecting companies in their portfolio. These events can impact a company’s reputation and legal security. We inform clients of the severity an frequency of such events, and the company’s response.
Controversial activities and involvement in weapons are also available to enable investors to exclude those companies from their investment universe whose activities or products are deemed ‘disputable’, or for example, a risk to health or the environment. Vigeo Eiris also conducts some specific screening research to support investors with compliance with local obligations. For instance, research is designed to correspond with the terms of the US targeted Sudan divestment legislative model and policies based upon this (Sudan screening: http://www.vigeo-eiris.com/en/vigeo-eiris-rating/sudan-screening/).
Vigeo Eiris also provides climate risk assessments. Several complementary approaches are available to investors in this field including: divestment; the allocation of resources to sectors and activities that heavily contribute to a low carbon economy; or moving investment to those issuers that are making a commitment to continue on the path towards energy transition.
In 2015 UN member states adopted sustainable development goals, to renew and extend the scope of action of economic and financial players. Through our sustainable goods and services research we provide an opportunity for investors to guide their resource allocation to sustainable activities and services, and contribute to sustainable growth.