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Date of publishing:May 02, 2011
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Quality standards for sustainable financial products

As sustainable savings and investments are increasingly gaining attention, both among retail and institutional investors, the Belgian financial sector has developed a proposal for a new quality standard for sustainable financial products. This standard is presented to professional stakeholders and the general public.

An advisory panel was set up to guide the whole consultation process. This panel brings together representatives of the main stakeholder groups: asset managers, banks, asset owners, civil society, professional associations, sustainability experts and government. 

Submit your comments!

Until May 13, all interested parties can read the quality standard proposal via the Febelfin website, submit comments and fill out a short survey.


Ethibel funds ... investments with respect for people and nature

An Ethibel label fund only invests in shares of companies with a high CSR score. It comes down to keeping the balance between economic progress, environmental protection and social responsibility.

How sustainable are sustainable investments?

Is your investment sustainable because you do not have shares in companies which produce weapons or are involved in nuclear energy? Maybe so, maybe not. Also other questions can be asked like how is the staff treated and how do they use raw materials?

Ethibel labels accelerate CSR

Forum ETHIBEL only allows shares of companies with a high CSR score at all levels. It allows us to encourage the business world to make serious work of corporate social responsibility. And not to aim for quick returns at the expense of people and the environment.

Your CSR ambitions are confirmed by Forum ETHIBEL

Our certifications and audits: indispensable instruments for companies who are dedicated to corporate governance and transparent entrepreneurship.

Certified by ARISTA

The Forum ETHIBEL methodology meets the requirements of the ARISTA Quality Standard.

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