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 [...]

The human rights responsibilities of business in a changing world

Our new study looks at more than 3,000 companies headquartered in 35 countries and uses the rating methodology developed by Vigeo (now Vigeo Eiris). It assesses the degree to which listed companies around the globe commit and act to respect and promote, and prevent violations of, fundamental human rights , employees’ labour rights and non-discrimination at [...]

2016: SRI development goes on: again continued growth for green, social and ethical retail funds in Europe

In 2016, the European SRI retail fund market has continued to grow (+16%): assets under management reached now almost € 158bn (€ 135bn in 2015) representing 2% of the overall retail funds market. Number of funds slightly decreased (-5%) and reach the figure of 1138 funds (1204 in 2015). France and the Netherlands showed [...]

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