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.
  • SUMMARY
  • REPORTS
  • - Environmental
  • - Social
  • - Governance
  • ESG Scores
  • Events

  • SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    28 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
     ESG risks were cited as material credit considerations in 85% of our 2020 private-sector rating actions, driven by COVID-19, climate change issues and associated policy risk.
    ESG Issuer Scores
    Sector In-Depth
    15 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    This report provides an overview of packaging manufacturers' exposure to environmental, social and governance considerations - and the impact of those considerations on ratings.
    Data
    15 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    View all the credit impact and issuer profile scores for issuers in the Pharmaceuticals, Medical Products and Devices, Regulated Utilities, Metals & Mining, Coal, and Packaging sectors.
    Environmental
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    23 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Our latest carbon transition assessments (CTAs) for global automakers have improved since we first published automaker CTA scores in 2019. The median CTA score for 19 leading automakers is CT-5, indicating strong positioning on our 10-point CTA scale. This represents a one-notch improvement from the previous median score of CT-6, which reflected moderate positioning.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    23 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    The median carbon transition assessment score for global passenger airlines is CT-7, indicating moderate positioning for the carbon transition.

    Podcast
    02 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Alberto Postigo and Alka Anbarasu discuss the threat of climate change to banks’ asset quality. Plus, Megan Fox and Steve Tu talk about the effects on banks and asset managers of the Biden administration’s new executive order on climate-related financial risk, and Sid Ghosh tells us whether businesses around the world can get insurance coverage for disrupted operations during the pandemic.
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    Social
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    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.
    SECTOR COMMENT
    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.

    PODCAST
    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
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    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