Vigeo SAS operates as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating agency that assesses the performance of companies and organizations, and their level of CSR management. The company specializes in providing social responsible investment services. It measures performances and risks of companies in the fields of environment, corporate governance, human rights and resources, business behavior, and community involvement; evaluates the level of commitment shown by organizations towards various CSR or sustainable development goals; and offers audit and consultancy services, such as audit and benchmark, operational development, and integration. It serves institutional investors, asset managers, ...
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-Euronext and Vigeo Create a New ESG Index
Jun 24 15
Euronext and Vigeo will launch a new ESG Index on the 22 June 2015: Euronext-Vigeo EM 70. This index distinguishes 70 companies from a universe of 900 listed companies in developing countries which have the high performances in corporate responsibility based on their ratings by Vigeo. Companies' weighting in the index, calculated by Euronext, is correlated with the score assigned by Vigeo. This represents an alternative approach to traditional methods based on float. It allows for positive discrimination in favour of those listed companies-most of which operate internationally-that are the most actively engaged in promoting compliance with universal public standards, particularly in the field of human rights, decent employment practices, environmental protection, corporate governance, business ethics and contributions to social economic development in areas where they operate. The range of Euronext-Vigeo indices is composed of the following 8 indices: Euronext-Vigeo EM 70,the 70 most advanced companies in emerging countries - Euronext-Vigeo France 20, the 20 most advanced French companies - Euronext-Vigeo UK 20, the 20 most advanced British companies - Euronext-Vigeo Benelux 20,the 20 most advanced Benelux companies - Euronext-Vigeo US 50, the 50 most advanced American companies - Euronext-Vigeo Eurozone 120, the 120 most advanced companies in the Eurozone - Euronext-Vigeo Europe 120, the 120 most advanced European countries - Euronext-Vigeo World 120, the 120 most advanced companies globally. Methodology: Like the seven other indices in the Euronext-Vigeo range, the companies in the Euronext-Vigeo EM 70 index are those to which Vigeo has attributed the high consolidated scores. These include top ratings for companies' ability to master risks related to social responsibility and deploy strong commitments in support of sustainable development. Vigeo's assessment model rates each company on nearly 330 indicators. No sectors are excluded per se.