The label Ethibel Pioneer, based in Belgium, has been awarding ratings for funds since 1991. In addition to awarding two quality labels (Pioneer and Excellence), Ethibel advises companies, institutions and governments on sustainable investment, conducts social audits and is dedicated to research and data collection for sustainability reports.
The Excellence label differs from Pioneer in the way that it is awarded to companies with above-average CSR in their sector.
On the website it is roughly described that the bonds and shares included in the fund must be included in the Forum Ethibel Register and have received at least the score A or B. The data provider “Vigeo Eiris” is used for the ratings.
Ethibel is a Belgian consulting company. It also acts as an external auditor to verify the sustainability of the practices of other institutions, countries and companies.
The rating is prepared based on data from the data provider by the members of the Rating Committee. In addition, on-site audits are carried out.
Funds are awarded with the label. The user must register and log in to the registry to gain insight. Click on the button to go to the Ethibel website for registration.
Source: Forum Ethibel