Novethic is the pioneer of Responsible Investment certification (SRI funds, environmental funds). Since 2009, the Novethic Research Centre has developed various innovative certification schemes in Europe. These schemes are highly recognized throughout Europe. So far, the environmental and social performances as well as the transparency of more than 300 funds have been extensively audited by Novethic. Today, Novethic applies its strong labelling expertise to accompany the development of new certification initiatives.
In 2016, the French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs has launched the Energy and Ecological Transition for Climate (EETC) Label. The aim of this Label is to shift capital to green investments. Novethic has been selected by the French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs as an auditor of the French Label for the Energy and Ecological Transition. Launched in late 2015, this certification is awarded to investments focused on financing the ecological and energy transition. From the standpoint of investors, this green certification ensures the transparency and quality of the environmental characteristics of the financial products in question, confirmed through an audit by an independent third-party expert.
Novethic has built up a strong experience in the creation, promotion and audit of ESG certification schemes for financial products. Since 2001, the Research Centre has analyzed the evolution of Responsible Investment practices in France and worldwide. In 2009, it has launched the first European SRI label for Responsible Investment funds which take environmental, social and governance criteria into account.