Covalence SA was founded in 2001 in Geneva as a limited company by six persons coming from finance and social sciences. 45 criteria of business contribution to human development have been defined within an international legal framework. 25 interns from 12 different countries have collected 11?000 documents from 2000 sources on 14 sectors and 300 companies. Inspired by stock quotes, EthicalQuote is a base for services offered in the field of ethical and sustainable investments, reputation analysis and risk management. Covalence produces detailed reports on companies, sectors or specific issues, which offer a synthetic view of claims and initiatives related to corporate social responsibility at a global scale. Covalence regularly collects information regarding multinationals on the Internet and receives email messages through an open network of correspondents among civil society organizations, enterprises, researchers, consultants and other stakeholders. Interested parties can communicate their information using the online form, thus feeding the database and influencing the ?ethical quote? of companies.