Media and Research Centre, Novethic works to improve knowledge and practices on Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the financial sector.
As the only source of SRI data in France, Novethic analyses major market developments to help the financial sector to gain greater insight in SRI issues.
Novethic is exploring what is still a new field for responsible investment: passive management. The Novethic research centre publishes the first study on the subject. This approach is growing considerably and estimated to account for up to 20% of assets under management worldwide. The report reviews how investors are innovating to implement their responsible investment policy in a management strategy that is generally seen as incompatible with environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
This educational one-day event is aimed at European asset owners and features round tables and theme-based workshops on the integration of ESG issues in asset management.
Novethic has created two different Labels to provide members of the public with a guarantee of the transparency of the products offered by investment management firms.
The Novethic SRI Label guarantees that the processes of SRI funds are both transparent and instructive for investors. In 2013, it was awarded to 104 funds (13% of the funds are not French).
The Novethic Green Fund Label certifies that funds are environmentally beneficial and that their «green» objectives are clearly explained. It was awarded to six funds this year. Launched in 2013, it is the first initiative of its kind in France.