At Moody’s, we seek to incorporate social considerations, where meaningful, into our credit analysis. In this video, we define the term 'social' from a credit perspective, and discuss the associated risks and opportunities that are most relevant to the fundamentals of non-governmental private sector issuers.
Sharon Ou, a Vice President in the Credit Strategy and Standards Group, and Joyce Jiang, an Associate Analyst in the group, discuss the credit performance and default rates of nonfinancial companies in emerging markets.
Moody’s Analytics performs annual stress tests on state government budgets - estimating the amount of fiscal stress likely to be applied to state budgets under different recession scenarios and comparing that to what states have in reserve. This year’s exercise also looks at how economic stress translates to public pensions.