Vigeo-Eiris considers a number of different technological developments:
(a) Data Privacy - this is addressed in multiple sectors through Vigeo-Eiris’ analysis of Fundamental Human Rights.
(b) Shift to Electric transport - this is addressed in Vigeo-Eiris’ Automobiles sector research.
(c) Hacking of corporate Information - this is currently available in Financial sectors and is currently being introduced into more sectors.
(d) GMOs - we systematically screen all companies for their involvement in GMOs through our Controversial Activity Screening service. Within Vigeo-Eiris’ Research, the way that industries manage social risks and concerns associated with the use of GMOs (Chemicals, Food and Beverage sectors) is analysed.
(e) Nano-Technologies is analysed across a number of Vigeo-Eiris sectors, including Chemicals, Pharma, Biotech, Food, Beverage, Tobacco, etc. They examine how companies manage risks related to the use of nanotechnologies for their products and also for the employees involved in manufacturing processes.
(f) Robotisation - in a number of industrial sectors including Automobiles and Aerospace, we examine the long-term trend towards the robotisation of manufacturing processes.
(g) Artificial Intelligence: depending on the sector, Vigeo-Eiris looks at how Artificial Intelligence has an impact on businesses (clients, employees, product offer, etc.)