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Date of publishing:May 09, 2011
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ARISTA 3.0®         

ARISTA 3.0® is about Accountability and is a Responsible Investment Research Standard comprising guidelines and rules, commitments and verifiable evidence of the transparency, quality, accountability and verifiability of the processes involved in Responsible Investing (RI) research.


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Herwig Peeters, President of ARISE:

“There is a growing need for calibrated templates reflecting the content and value of RI products. There is a clear demand for efficient check & audit systems by regulatory frameworks on a national and international scale. ARISTA® provides an invaluable comparative instrument for professional users and guarantees the quality and integrity of RI ratings”

François Passant, Executive Director of Eurosif:

“Responsible Investment research and ESG ratings have become an incontrovertible element of the responsible investment value chain. The launch of Arista 3.0®is therefore an essential initiative that will further foster quality and transparency in the sector. Further building on the previous version, Arista 3.0®enlarges the scope of its certification, which we believe will continue to strengthen the recognition of the standard and provide an even stronger basis for comparability of offerings for users.”






ARISE, The Association for Responsible Investment Services is a Trade Association for RI research groups. ARISE, the Association for Responsible Investment Services, owns and manages the voluntary quality standard and its related instruments and processes and is responsible for organising the independent, external certification audits.

  • The RI research groups that are member of ARISE, can be consulted here.
  • For the history and background of the Association, you can read more information about the European Commission project to set up the Association as well as the consultation process that led to the launch of the VQS.