Partners 2018-03-06T15:27:23+00:00



The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in integrating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. The PRI is truly independent. It encourges investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policy makers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.

Beyond Ratings is an observer of the Green Bond Principles. The Green Bond Principles (GBP) are voluntary process guidelines intended for broad use by the market that recommend transparency and disclosure, and promote integrity in the development of the Green Bond market. Launched in April 2014, they are established as the best practice standard for issuing in this market, continuing to evolve in line with market developments.

The Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable was created in 2001 by asset managers, environmental and social analysis specialists, consultants, unions, academics and citizens. Investors have since then joined the Forum. Their common objective: to promote social Responsible Investment (SRI), to allow more investments integrate social cohesion and sustainable development issues. Along with other SIFs (Social Investment Forum), the Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable – French SIF is a founding member of the European network Eurosif.

Finance for Tomorrow is an initiative led by Paris EUROPLACE and the actors of the Paris Financial Center to promote sustainable finance in France and internationally. This contributes to a shift in financial flows towards a low carbon and inclusive economy, in line with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Beyond Ratings is part of the Working Group #5 on Green bonds, which seeks to develop the issuance of green and sustainable bonds and the ability of the Paris Financial Center to influence international standards by strengthening the French presence in existing bodies.
Find more information about Finance for Tomorrow here.

Finance Innovation is a global business and research cluster dedicated to financial services, a widescope initiative of the Paris financial marketplace banks, insurance companies, asset management firms, consulting firms, service providers to financial institutions, universities, and research centres. Its goal is to draw upon the strengths of the Paris financial marketplace in order to create new high added value industrial and research projects to increase the market share of the French financial services industry in the European and international competition.

1% for the Planet connects dollars with doers. Here’s how: we link businesses, individuals, and nonprofits to help create partnerships that protect the planet. We collaborate with individual and business members to identify environmental organizations that will make the greatest impact and align with your giving goals. We certify that every dollar contributed goes to a vetted, trusted nonprofit. Our members have given tens of millions of dollars to the environment, and our nonprofit partners are doing the hard work of restoring our planet for the future. Our goal is to not only direct giving toward environmental causes, but to increase the overall amount of global dollars going to help protect the planet.

Research Partners

Chair Energy & Prosperity-01

The Energy and Prosperity academic chair is a newly created long term research initiative hosted by the « Fondation du Risque » at Institut Louis Bachelier. The chair is co-headed by Gaël Giraud, economist at Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (CES) and Jean-Pierre Ponssard at the laboratory for econometrics of Ecole Polytechnique. Beyond Ratings is an associated founding partner of the chair.

The chair is investigating four main academic themes: Macroeconomic modeling of energy transitions; Energy best practices in the secondary sector; Innovative financing of energy transition infrastructures; Banking and Insurance regulatory framework evolutions and long-term financing.


I4CE is an initiative of Caisse des Dépôts and Agence Française de Développement. The Think Tank provides independent expertise and analysis when assessing economic issues relating to climate & energy policies in France and throughout the world. I4CE aims at helping public and private decision-makers to improve the way in which they understand, anticipate, and encourage the use of economic and financial resources aimed at promoting the transition to a low-carbon economy. I4CE benefits from a large network of partners.


Grizzly Responsible Investment is a research and services company specialized in sustainable development, enterprise social responsibility and repsonsible investment. Grizzly develops a robust in-house research.

logo OFCE

The Paris-based Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques (OFCE), or French Economic Observatory, is an independent and publicly-funded centre whose activities focus on economic research, forecasting and the evaluation of public policy. Its 1981 founding charter established it as part of the French Fondation nationale des sciences politiques (Sciences Po), and gave it the mission is to “ensure that the fruits of scientific rigour and academic independence serve the public debate about the economy”. The OFCE fulfils this mission by conducting theoretical and empirical studies, taking part in international scientific networks, and assuring a regular presence in the media through close cooperation with the French and European public authorities. The work of the OFCE covers most fields of economic analysis, from macroeconomics, growth, social welfare programmes, taxation and employment policy to sustainable development, competition, innovation and regulatory affairs

Commercial Partners

Trucost helps companies and investors to achieve success by understanding environmental issues in business terms. Our data-driven insights enable organizations to manage risks and identify opportunities for growth. We are the world’s leading experts in quantifying and valuing the environmental impacts of operations, supply chains, products and financial assets. By putting a monetary value on pollution and resource use, we integrate natural capital into business and investment decisions. With offices in Europe, the US and Asia, Trucost works with businesses worldwide to increase revenues, improve communications, meet marketplace expectations and comply with regulatory requirements.

Financial Partners

Newfund is an early-stage venture capital firm with main office in Paris, France and investments mostly in France and the United States. Founded in 2008, it has raised more than 200 million euros. As of mid-2017, it had invested in 63 companies in France and the U.S. Innovation and strong entrepreneur spirit are the two main drivers of its investment decisions. Beyond Ratings is the 52nd investment of this 100M euros fund.

Bpifrance is a public organization at the service of companies to help them become the champions of tomorrow. BpiFrance offers a large span of financial solutions from seed money to IPO, from credit to equity. BpiFrance granted Beyond Ratings an innovation subsidy and a post-capital raise loan.

A public establishment, l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has been active for over 70 years in the fight against poverty and to favour the development in the countries of the Global South. It implements the policy defined by the French Government.

Present on four continents where it has a network of 70 agencies and representative offices around the world, including 9 in Overseas France and 1 in Brussels, AFD finances and accompanies projects that improve living conditions populations, support economic growth and protect the planet: schooling, maternal health, support for farmers and small businesses, water supply, preservation of the rainforest, fight against global warming, etc.

The AFD supports the Beyond Ratings agency project.

The French Facility for the Global Environment (Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial – FFEM) is a French public bilateral fund whose mission is to protect the global environment in developing countries, in the name of the French cooperation and development policy.

The FFEM supports the Beyond Ratings agency project.

EIT Climate-KIC is a European knowledge and innovation community, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Climate-KIC identifies and supports innovations that help society mitigate and adapt to climate change. Climate-KIC believes that a decarbonised, sustainable economy is not only necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change, but presents a wealth of opportunities for business and society.

Climate-KIC supports the Beyond Ratings agency project.

The Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations  is a long-term investor and contributes, in the respect of its economic interests, to the development of companies.

The CDC supports the Beyond Ratings agency project.

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