Decarbonizing finance poses unprecedented threat and opportunity for banks, insurers and asset managers
20 Sep 2021|Moody's Investors Service
We have begun assessing the risks and opportunities facing financial institutions as the world transitions away from dependency on fossil fuels toward greener alternatives. Amid mounting pressure on financial institutions from governments, investors, consumers and regulators, we will highlight how exposed they are to carbon risk, by major sector and region, and how certain business models will be better placed than others.
SECTOR IN DEPTH
06 Sep 2021|Moody's Investors Service
The increasing policy focus on introducing carbon pricing marks an important step toward emissions reduction. The economic cost of adoption will vary based on the policies agreed, with more carbon-intensive sovereigns and industries facing greater challenges.
15 Sep 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Water management risks tied to supply and quality issues, as well as risks amplified by climate change, are creating credit challenges across Asia. Sectors such as mining, agriculture, textiles, semiconductors, and hydroelectric and thermal power depend on good water management. For sovereigns, water stress and poor sanitation can weaken the growth outlook, add to fiscal costs and increase social tensions.
09 Sep 2021|Moody's Investors Service
There are significant differences in net-zero approaches across China, the EU and the US. Each region comes from a very different starting point, driven by its economic structures, level of development and policy choices.
01 Sep 2021|Moody's Investors Service
James Leaton of the ESG team discusses carbon transition risks for emerging markets. Plus, Nishad Majmudar of the Sovereign and Credit Strategy teams and Jack Yuan of the Sub-Sovereign team discuss China’s bold plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2060.
22 Jul 2021|Moody's Investors Service
The pandemic’s uneven effects on European labour markets and savings will influence consumer spending patterns, the availability of credit to individuals and the direction of government regulation throughout the region.
30 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
US companies are increasingly taking steps to engage with a broader group of stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers and communities, as views about the role of companies in society continue to evolve. We discussed these shifts and the implications for bondholders in assessing financial and credit risk at a virtual roundtable with a group of investors and other guests.
05 Jul 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Patrick Winsbury and Matthew Moore of the Corporate Finance team explain how the lack of social license to operate, or SLO, that addresses the concerns of indigenous communities, can raise credit risks for companies or projects in Australia’s mining sector. >> Read related report
Sector In Depth
Sovereign – Europe: Effective policymaking helps A2 sovereigns weather the crisis, but rule of law and corruption still a challenge for some
08 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service
Challenges to judicial independence in Poland and corruption in Malta and Slovakia heighten political risks and pose challenges for their economic development over the longer term.
Sector In Depth
ESG – Emerging Markets: ESG risks are prevalent, especially in public sector; governance is cited most frequently
25 Nov 2020|Moody's Investors Service
Environmental, social and governance risks are often higher in emerging markets than in developed markets and debt issuers' capacity to address these risks is often weaker.