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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    Podcast
    06 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Raffaella Altamura, Clifford Kim and Christopher Bredholt of the Project and Infrastructure Finance team discuss the policy outlook and incentives for renewables as leading economies respond to threats from climate change. They also examine economies undergoing a green revolution and those taking a more evolutionary approach with well-developed renewable investment strategies, and explore the opportunities and risks these efforts create for investors. ​​​​

    PODCAST
    29 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    ​​In this month’s episode, Peter McNally of our New York Structured Finance research team joins hosts Aaron Johnson and Tanguy Hespel to break down the extent to which asset classes globally face ESG-related risks. And then, Lana Deharveng, from our New York Structured Credit team, will talk about how CLOs are increasingly adopting ESG-focused investment criteria.​​
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    INFOGRAPHIC
    27 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Infographics for the US and for Europe based on scores from Moody’s affiliate Four Twenty Seven show that floods, wildfires and other climate risks for residential mortgage-backed securities vary by geographic region and have the potential to weaken collateral values.>> View Europe RMBS infographic>> View US RMBS infographic
    Environmental
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    05 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    A number of sovereigns’ creditworthiness is vulnerable to physical climate risk, particularly for emerging markets with climate-dependent economic structures and low-quality infrastructure and healthcare systems. Many have begun to take measures to increase climate resiliency, but fiscal and institutional constraints may slow adaptation efforts.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    04 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    New York City's groundbreaking greenhouse gas emissions limits will phase in over the coming decade, spurring little new material credit risk for CMBS through 2029, but moderately more with the stricter 2030 limits. 
    Social
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    04 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    States with faster population growth, as revealed in 2020 US census data, will benefit from rapid growth in working-age populations and potentially income, which drives state revenue.
    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.
    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.

    KEY CONTACTS
    Brian Cahill
    Managing Director - ESG
    Brian.Cahill@moodys.com
    James Leaton
    Senior Vice President - ESG
    James.Leaton@moodys.com
    Swami Venkataraman
    Senior Vice President - ESG
    Swami.Venkat@moodys.com