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Innovest Upgrades H & R Block's IVA Rating

Submitted by: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, Inc.

Categories: Research, Reports & Publications, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Sep 23, 2008 – 08:00 AM EST


Sep. 23 /CSRwire/ - - September 23 , 2008 - CSRwire: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors has confirmed its Intangible Value Assessment of H&R Block based on the company's relative performance of social, environmental, and strategic governance (ESG) issues relative to sector peers.

The downloadable report is available for purchase through Innovest's partner CSRwire (click here).

Peter Wilkes, Managing Director at Innovest stated, "Innovest's ratings are an indicator of a company's performance on intangible value drivers and management quality. This information is used to support an investor's existing financial knowledge of a company. It is widely accepted among investors that extra-financial information is now required to get a full understanding of a company's prospects."

By assessing differentials typically not identified by traditional securities analysis, Innovest's IVA ratings uncover hidden risks and value potential for investors. Ratings range from AAA (best) to CCC (worst). Scores on sub factors range from 10 (best) to 0 (worst).

Some of the areas of analysis for companies include:

  • Supply Chain
  • Human Rights
  • Regulatory/Stakeholder relations
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Strategy and management
  • Carbon Risk Mitigation
  • Labor Relations
  • Product Safety
  • Workplace issues
About Innovest

Innovest Strategic Value Advisors is an internationally recognized investment research and advisory firm specializing in analyzing companies' performance on environmental, social, and strategic governance issues, with a particular focus on their impact on competitiveness, profitability, and share price performance.

Innovest currently has offices in New York City, Toronto, San Francisco, London, Paris, Sydney, and Tokyo.

For more information, please contact:

Peter Wilkes Innovest Strategic Value Advisors
Phone: 212-421-2000 x216
Phone: 802-251-0110 x1105


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