Vigeo Eiris

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Our vision of the economy: analysing the risks and opportunities expressed through ESG factors

The economic, ecological and societal challenges of the 21st century suggest a fundamental evolution of our development models in the medium-term. They are leading to major transformations of economic models and investment strategies. Taking them into account is to welcome opportunity and innovation, while ignoring them poses a certain amount of risk.

Vigeo Eiris is a global provider of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) research and services to investors as well as private, public and non-profit organisations.

Vigeo Eiris Rating offers decision-making tools designed for all type of investors, covering all ethical and responsible investment approaches.
Vigeo Eiris Enterprise works with organisations of all sizes and from all sectors, supporting them in the integration of ESG criteria into their business functions and strategic operations. 

Statements of intent are not enough
While not questioning the relevance and sincerity of Charts of Ethics or Codes of Conduct, they do not always provide information on the materiality of the activities undertaken.
They are certainly useful to the company in defining its specific values. However, contrary to the managerial approach of social responsibility, they provide no assurance that the company will mitigate its social, societal, environmental, or governance impacts.

 

Towards sustainable and responsible performance
Social responsibility is a commitment to support responsible performance. As long as it serves legitimate objectives and is performed in a rational way, social responsibility:

  • Is a corporate responsibility
  • Reduces risks of organisations inherent to their activities
  • Strengthens ESG and economic performance
  • Enables positive differentiation.