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In 1995, imug emerged from the imug institute of the University of Hanover. To date, 39 employees provide consultancy and research services in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), market research and marketing.

In the area of SRI, imug focuses on research activities for investors that seek sustainability analysis and advice in a range of different asset classes. In this regard, our customized systems of research criteria enable us to effectively meet a variety of investor demands and to differentiate us from competition.

The Vigeo Eiris Global Network

Since 1998, imug cooperated with EIRIS.

Established by the EIRIS Foundation, the London-based “Ethical Investment Research and Information Service” was one of the global pioneers in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis of companies and countries, with over 30 years of experience in the field of extra-financial research and the development of strategies for responsible investment.

In autumn 2015, EIRIS and French market leader Vigeo announced the merger of the two entities. Both agencies were leaders in their respective markets with strong potential for further growth. The two agencies will build upon their reputations and strong brand names, as well as on their skills that have produced innovative methodologies and technologies. With a team of 120 analysts, the new entity provides ESG research on 4,000 issuers, and thematic research covering up to 10,000 issuers for more than 300 asset managers and institutional investors worldwide. The pooling of their resources and tools further broadens the coverage of issuers rated on an annual basis to better serve the growing needs of their clients.

Based on methodologies that are synergetic and complementary, Vigeo Eiris offers a wide product suite tailored to the needs of a range of global investors. The reach of this new global player allows it to play a leading role in promoting relations between issuers and investors going forward.

Products & Services

In summary, our products and services in the area of SRI can be clustered around the following key offers:

  • Vigeo Eiris Investment Solutions
  • imug Sustainability Research & Ratings
  • imug Sustainable Assets Expertise

Vigeo Eiris as well as imug rating are certified by ARISTA®, an external certification imposing high-level quality and transparency standards on research agencies.
A scientific council ensures the independence and professional excellence of Vigeo Eiris.

Our clients

The following list shows a sample of investors and asset managers who are using our equity valuations or our sustainability rating of bank bonds:

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