ESG Impact
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
    16 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The risk of heat stress, water stress, extreme rainfall and flooding, and hurricanes is likely to worsen in parts of the US, according to Moody’s affiliate Four Twenty Seven. The credit implications for utilities will depend in part on their ability to invest in mitigating measures.

    15 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    This edition highlights thematic research on the impact of ESG considerations on credit markets and the growth of sustainable finance globally.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    16 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    For the most exposed sovereigns, the pace of increased frequency and severity of natural disasters related to rising sea levels and the effectiveness of adaptation measures will determine the degree of credit-negative effects.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    13 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The median governance assessment (GA) score for 24 North American aerospace and defense companies with about $254.3 billion in debt is GA-1, indicating governance characteristics that are closely aligned with what we define as a credit-friendly benchmark.

    SECTOR COMMENT
    13 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The credit implications of Australia’s ongoing bushfire season are limited given the contained near-term economic costs (0.1% of GDP) and the government’s ample fiscal buffers. However, severe bushfires and other natural disasters related to climate change are likely to become more frequent and will result in rising and recurring costs for Australia’s general and local governments.
    More on Australia's bushfires
    SECTOR COMMENT
    09 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Australian RMBS we rate have low exposure to loans that have so far been hit by the ongoing Australian bushfires.
    SECTOR COMMENT
    09 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The financial impact of bushfires on Australian regulated networks is likely to be limited because of the fire locations, pre-emptive measures, insurance coverage and supportive regulations.
    SECTOR COMMENT
    09 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Losses will be manageable because of the industry's strong underwriting, high level of reserves and capital and reinsurance protection.

    SECTOR COMMENT
    16 Dec 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    The rising cost of healthcare and the growing uninsured population underlie the challenges to affordability and access for households, fueling the high social risks for the healthcare sector

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    05 Dec 2019|Moody's Investors Service
     Governance is material to all sovereign credits. In general, environmental and social considerations are not differentiating rating factors across all sovereigns at all times, but they are m
    19 Nov 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    In this report, we detail key findings from our recent “Spotlight on Credit as ESG Accelerates” event, including results of a number of polls and some of the views our analysts presented.