Executive Director, Forum Ethibel; President, ARISE, Association for Responsible Investment Services, Belgium
Herwig Peeters is managing director at Forum ETHIBEL, a Belgian independent association, created in 1992 and recognized as an expert in rating, independent audits and certification of products and services that meet ESG and ethical standards. He is president of ARISE, the Association for Responsible Investment Services, a worldwide trade association of ESG raters, that manages ARISTA 3.0®, the quality standard for professional responsible investors. He is technical advisor to GISR, Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (US). Herwig promotes Responsible Investing by providing specific instruments such as sustainability indices and quality labels. He was strategic advisor with an emphasis on European CSR-policies, standards for ESG research, harmonization, certification and the development of international networks. He was founder of Stock@Stake, the precursor of Vigeo Belgium, and a leading European expert in assessing responsible performance.