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Title:THE PROJECT > Objectives/vision
Date of publishing:May 06, 2011
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THE PROJECT > Objectives/vision

ARISTA 3.0® has been drawn up with the objective of promoting confidence in Responsible Investment Research Groups.

The standard aims to:

  • stimulate quality, integrity and the transparency within the field of RI research;
  • encourage research groups to embrace organisational structures that ensure their independence, objectivity and professionalism;
  • stimulate RI research to adopt thorough quality management systems and foster continuous improvement;
  • increase accountability through the implementation of audit and verifiability mechanisms.

ARISTA 3.0® is a voluntary quality standard comprising guidelines and rules, commitments and verifiable evidence of the transparency, quality, accountability and verifiability of the processes involved in Responsible Investing Research.

ARISTA 3.0® is a demanding standard with a formalised audit method encompassing all the functions of the research group, from researching, analysing, evaluating, rating, ranking and screening over risks and opportunities assessments, to all related products, processes, work procedures and services and subsequent reporting to customers and other stakeholders. Thus it covers all aspects of RI research, including the organisational and managerial aspects of the research group, its analytical processes and the details of its assessment methods.

On a longer term, ARISTA 3.0® aims to incorporate other RI methodologies, services and products. The ultimate goal is to develop a sound product quality assurance for consumers and professionals.

Although the standard originated in Europe, ARISTA 3.0® is an open standard available to all RI research groups from around the world that meet the certification criteria. International RIR Groups are encouraged to apply for ARISTA 3.0® certification.