ESG Credit
Market participants are focusing more on the potential for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to affect investment decisions and to assist in the development of a more sustainable economy.
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  • SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    13 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Cheap debt, strong liquidity and private equity demand will also continue to fuel M&A, but the uneven recovery and high debt burdens will limit transactions in some sectors.
    Social
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    31 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    The loss of women’s income will constrain income and consumption tax revenues for states and local governments, while denting women’s enrollment in higher education. If women have difficulty reentering the workforce, they will have more trouble paying mortgages and rent, a negative for the housing sector.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    06 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    An in-depth analysis of the links between education and sovereign creditworthiness following the launch of the sovereign ESG scores with a special focus on the EU.

    VIDEO
    05 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Marie Diron of the Sovereign team discusses our launch of scores measuring exposure to and credit effect from environmental, social and governance factors. She highlights that, while exposure to environmental and especially social risk often combines with weak governance and limited financial capacity to have an overall negative credit effect on sovereigns, circumstances vary widely.
    VIDEO
    Environmental
    Sector Comment
    29 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Four of the world's biggest integrated oil companies' financial policies drive divergent recovery in credit metrics, with responses to long-term energy transition risk also diverging.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    25 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Costs of tougher proposed carbon regulation could put profitability and cash flow at risk.
    Governance
    Sector In Depth
    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
    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.