ESG research, data and assessments provider Vigeo Eiris announced today that it has rebranded to become V.E, an Affiliate of Moody’s. Moody’s Corporation acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris in April 2019.

Sabine Lochmann, President of V.E, an Affiliate of Moody’s, said:

“For thirty years, the Vigeo Eiris logo has carried the company and its values from an incipient ESG market to the global movement that we are seeing today. The new V.E logo provides us with a sharp and forward-looking identity. Under our new flag and as a key part of Moody’s ESG Solutions Group, we remain committed to accelerating the growth of ESG and sustainable finance globally.”

The company stated that V.E will operate as a key component of Moody’s newly-formed ESG Solutions Group. According to the company, the new brand reflects V.E’s ongoing growth and underlines a renewed focus on customers and the development of new and enhanced products and solutions. These include the recently launched enhancements to its Second Party Opinion (SPO) services for bonds and loans, as well as its TCFD Climate Strategy Assessment and EU Taxonomy Alignment Screening tool. Select V.E content is now also available on Moody’s CreditView, Moody’s flagship research, data and analytics platform serving credit market professionals.

V.E also announced that it has relocated its headquarters from Bagnolet to Montreuil (Paris) in order to accommodate growth.

Andrea Blackman, Managing Director, Moody’s ESG Solutions Group, said:

“As the environmental and social challenges facing us grow more acute, Moody’s provides trusted ESG insights across the credit and sustainability spectrum and empowers market participants to make better, more informed and more sustainable decisions.”