February 13th, 2017
They have chosen to repay 1% of their turnover annually to environmental associations
Created in 2002,1% for the Planet is an international network of entrepreneurs who have understood that their sustainability is also linked to the state of the planet and have decided to assume their share of responsibility in its preservation.
“There is a big difference between paying a percentage of your profits and paying a percentage of your turnover,” says Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia. “In one case, it’s a charitable gesture, and in the other, entrepreneurs demonstrate concretely that environmental values are at the heart of their company’s business plan.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Beyond Ratings into our network,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “Currently, only 3% of total donations are dedicated to the environment and only 3% of this total comes from the business community. The planet deserves more than that. Our growing network of member companies is contributing to the increase in environmental philanthropy and therefore to the impact on the field. “
Beyond Ratings joins 1% for the Planet for 3 of its flagship services: the Sovereign Risk Monitor, which offers an enhanced assessment of sovereign debt, the Carbon Footprint service, which measures the carbon footprint of investors’ bond portfolios, and ESG Sovereign Factor-In that facilitates the innovative integration of ESG factors in the management of sovereign bond portfolios.
“Finance has a key role to play in protecting the environment! ” said Rodolphe Bocquet, CEO of Beyond Ratings. “By a fair measure of risk, it can enable the mobilization of the investments necessary for sustainable growth patterns. By joining 1% for the Planet, we want to contribute beyond our expertise. We hope to make many emulators within the financial center of Paris and beyond. “
1% for the Planet now has more than 1200 member companies in 49 countries. In 13 years, more than $ 150 million was paid by member companies directly to environmental associations. www.onepercentfortheplanet.org
Beyond Ratings is an independent financial analysis company. It offers its clients an increased analysis of sovereign risks. Labeled Young Innovative Firm, Beyond Ratings is located in Paris and has a dozen employees.www.beyond-ratings.com
Beyond Ratings : Emilie Bartholome, firstname.lastname@example.org, +33986275757
1% for the Planet : Isabelle SUSINI, email@example.com, +33662839963