Vigeo Eiris has been a member of Comité 21 since 2015. Created after the 1992 Rio conference, Comité 21 aims at implementing sustainable development in organisations, companies and territories. It has been a forerunner in engaging sustainable development issues amongst various stakeholders in France. This unique network of more than 500 members focuses on multi-stakeholder partnerships, operational action and innovation with more than 130 businesses (multinational companies and SMEs), 185 local authorities (city councils, departments and regions), 185 NGOs (environment, development, community, human rights) and 32 public and higher education institutions.
Eurosif, UKSIF, FIR
Vigeo Eiris is a member of the European Sustainable Investment Forum. Eurosif is the leading European SRI (sustainable and responsible investment) membership organisation whose aim is to promote sustainability through European financial markets. Eurosif works in partnership with Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Fora (SIFs) with the direct support of their network which spans over 400 European organisations from the sustainable investment industry value chain. These organisations include institutional investors, asset managers, financial services, index providers and ESG research and analysis firms totalling over €8 trillion in total assets. Vigeo Eiris is also a member of the French and UK SIF.
Forum Ethibel is an independent Belgian association working to increase individual and institutional investors’ awareness of the ethical values it promotes. Forum Ethibel is a shareholder of Vigeo Eiris, and its members include well-known associations and NGOs such as Hefboom, Crédal, Réseau Financement Alternatif, Centre National de Coopération au Développement etc. Based on Vigeo Eiris’ research, Forum Ethibel produces the Ethibel Ethical Investment Register.
The EIRIS Foundation is a leading UK responsible investment charity. It identifies gaps, barriers, opportunities and enablers to help organisations and individuals maximise their contribution to the responsible business and investment agenda. The EIRIS Foundation has held 19% of Vigeo Eiris’s share capital since 2015.
GISR was launched in June 2011 as a joint project between Ceres and Tellus Institute, two non-profit research and education institutions. The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) is a public interest organisation aimed at making financial markets agents of, rather than impediments to, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and broader global sustainability agenda. As a multi-stakeholder initiative with the public interest at its core, GISR’s vision is to transform the definition of corporate value in the 21st century so that markets reward the preservation and enhancement of all forms of capital – human, intellectual, natural, social and financial. The GISR Ratings Directory offers a compilation of corporate sustainability Ratings (ESG), Rankings and Indexes (RRIs) ratesustainability.org
GRI – Global Reporting Initiative
Vigeo Eiris has been a GRI Gold member since 2017. GRI is an independent international organisation that helps businesses, governments and other organisations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. GRI provides sustainability reporting guidelines so organisations may consider their impact on a wide range of sustainability issues, enabling them to be more transparent about the risks and opportunities they face.