The Electric and Gas Utilities Sector: improved overall ESG performance, though key challenges linked to climate change & energy transition, customer relations and access to energy remain to be fully met.

The sector’s reporting rate is a strength, but the level of controversies affects Vigeo Eiris’ opinion on Electric and Gas Utilities companies’ ability to mitigate ESG risks. This report provides our global partner Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on sector vulnerabilities, controversies and emerging risks, as well as strengths, innovations and...

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As the UN estimates that a third of world food is wasted annually, is the Supermarket sector doing enough to address its ESG risks?

Although Supermarket companies have made improvements by implementing measures to address food safety, energy use and human capital, frequent controversies remain a key challenge for the sector. This new report from our global partner provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on the sector’s strengths, innovations and best practices as well as...

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The Building Materials Sector: emerging human rights challenges for a sector that is expanding in new markets

  A new report from our global partner Vigeo Eiris reveals weak performance in the management of the sector’s wide-ranging environmental impacts, but some players such as Wienerberger, Toto and Kingspan Group have made efforts to supply green and sustainable solutions, including insulation materials and energy-efficient products. The report provides...

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Amidst the high-profile controversies, how do Software & IT Services companies really perform on CSR?

    With critical data privacy issues, growing competition and a responsibility to adapt both workers and operations to fast-emerging technologies, this comprehensive new report presents Vigeo Eiris’ analysis of 214 companies in the Software & IT Services sector. The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on sector vulnerabilities, controversies...

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The Industrial Goods & Services Sector: a weak energy transition score & high business ethics risks

This new Vigeo Eiris report shows modest improvement in companies’ management of human rights issues, despite this being an ongoing challenge This report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on sector vulnerabilities, controversies and emerging risks, as well as strengths, innovations and best practice in terms of CSR. The report highlights...

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The Development Bank Sector: frequent & severe controversies despite advanced sustainability commitments

  A new Vigeo Eiris report analysing 11 supranational development banks finds tax responsibility a systemic risk and 45 controversies of high severity. The report provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on sector vulnerabilities, controversies and emerging risks, as well as strengths, innovations and best practice in terms of CSR. The...

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The Heavy Construction sector fails to adequately address high health & safety risks

‘Weak energy transition performance also observed despite being one of the highest CO2-emitting industries worldwide’ This new report analyses 59 companies from the Heavy Construction sector and provides Vigeo Eiris’ exclusive opinion on sector vulnerabilities, controversies and emerging risks, as well as strengths, innovations and best practice in terms of...

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The Mechanical Components & Equipment sector: limited overall ESG performance with sector leaders concentrated in Europe

With an overall weak climate change & energy transition score, 28% of companies showing an adverse or highly adverse contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals and 27% of the companies facing ESG controversies, the Mechanical Components and Equipment sector ranks 22nd out of Vigeo Eiris 39 sectors.   Key Findings:...

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The Technology Hardware sector displays limited CSR performance for 3rd year in a row

  A new sector report from our global partner Vigeo Eiris’ offers their exclusive opinion on vulnerabilities, controversies and emerging risks, as well as strengths, innovations and best practice in terms of CSR relating to the technology hardware sector. The report highlights sector ESG challenges and emerging issues, as well as performance...

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