News from our organization
January 2021: Vegan Finance LLC is very pleased to welcome a new volunteer that will help to analyze and rate US listed companies from the S&P500.
August 2020: In a public consultation Vegan Finance LLC has proposed to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) a list of mandatory indicators and metrics that include the following themes:
- Improvement of animal welfare (free-cage, testing,…)
- Reduction of pesticides
- Reduction of intensive agriculture
- Reduction of fish farming
- Reduction of all forms of fossil energies (liquid, gaseous, and solid)
- Reduction of nuclear energies
- Technical details to avoid greenwashing practices
- Biodiversty protection
- Plant-based products
- Alternatives to animal testing
- Innovations in animal-welfare
Our detailed response to the EU is here and now on ESMA website page dedicated to SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation). Please feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any question. For more information about the related-to-animals answers fom Asset Managers and Instutional Investors to the SFDR consultation, please see the World News section.
January 29th, 2018: Vegan Finance response to Public Consultation of the SASB on their standards. We have communicated:
- Arguments to include Animal-welfare topic
- Proposal of animal-related metrics
All public Comments on the Exposure Draft Standards are here.
Note: The SASB standards identify material issues that are reasonably likely to impact the financial or operating performance of a company and therefore are most important to investors.
October, 2018: 10 months after the SASB public consultation, the new version of the SASB standards incorporates animal-welfare criteria. For instance, the “Meat, Poultry and Dairy” industry should be screened with the following metrics:
- Percentage of pork produced without the use
of gestation crates
- Percentage of cage-free shell egg sales
- Percentage of production certified to a third-party
animal welfare standard