European Union: The European Parliament adopts the Directive on non-financial reporting - 04/16/2014
The non-financial reporting directive, negotiated between the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers of the EU and the Commission was adopted on April 15, 2014 by the European Parliament. The vote counted some 599 votes for and 55 against.
The Netherlands and France call for a global partnership for responsible trade – 04/01/2014
On the 31st of March, less than a year after the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, the French and Dutch ministers for Foreign Trade, Nicole Bricq and Lilianne Ploumen, called for a global partnership for responsible trade.
Banks and food speculation: a lesson from the NGO campaigns – 03/31/2014
On January 14, 2014 the EU Parliament and the Council announced the adoption, as part of the larger financial market reform Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), of specific measures to curb speculation on commodities, also related to agricultural products, by large financial institutions.
Risk premium is sensitive to social responsibility recognition - 03/18/2014
Three CERAG French academics who used Vigeo’s data received the 2013 SAB trophy for financial sustainability for their work on the social responsibility dimensions that matter for investors.
Successful launch for Unibail-Rodamco’s sustainable bond supported by Vigeo's methodology - 03/05/2014
On February 19th 2014, Unibail-Rodamco successfully launched its first Sustainable Bond. With an amount of €750 million, this environmental and social-based issue was between 3.4 times oversubscribed amongst institutional investors with a subscription of more than €2.5 billion in less than 2 hours.