ESG – Global: Rising focus on gender inclusion highlights links to economic growth and credit quality
02 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Our research has highlighted the macroeconomic benefits of narrowing gender gaps and the positive correlation between corporate boards' gender diversity and higher credit ratings.
04 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service
The growth in the labor participation rate of women has the potential to boost Saudi Arabia's nonoil growth and improve average household incomes. But the rising labor force participation has yet to be matched by growth in suitable employment opportunities for women in the private sector.
10 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service
A dwindling number of workers in developed economies will support a growing share of retirees, and growth and profitability are declining for banks, insurers and asset managers. Young Kim of the Insurance team and Tomoya Suzuki of the Banking team examine how South Korea’s insurers and Japan’s regional banks are turning demographics into opportunities (begins at 2:35), while Dean Ungar of the Asset Management team zeroes in on US asset managers’ future (begins at 11:35).
01 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Among the largest global economies, the strength and implementation of renewable and clean energy policies vary, with China and the EU plus UK leading the way while the US trails its peers.
25 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Electric-vehicle battery makers will generally benefit from rising battery demand, but rapid business expansion and investments in innovative technology to maintain a competitive edge will come with operational risks and the challenge of keeping leverage stable. Mihoko Manabe and Motoki Yanase of the Corporates team in Tokyo examine the credit implications for rated battery makers in this podcast.
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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.
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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.