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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  • Social
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    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.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    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.

    PODCAST
    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).​
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    Environmental
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    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.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    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.
    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.