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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    06 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    This special edition of ESG Focus explores how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting credit markets globally. Featured articles include, 'Coronavirus pandemic: The importance of ‘S’ in ESG' and more.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    18 Mar 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Rated packaging companies are limited when it comes to viable alternatives for plastic packaging and reconciling numerous sustainability initiatives.

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    18 Mar 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Andrew Davison and Ram Sri-Saravanapavaan from the ESG team discuss key trends and considerations that will affect individual sectors in 2020, as set out in our annual outlooks.
    SECTOR PROFILE
    10 Feb 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    A summary of the key ESG considerations impacting individual sectors as discussed in our 2020 Outlooks. As we discuss in our 2020 Outlook for Global Credit Conditions, ESG factors are increasingly manifesting as credit considerations in many sector outlooks

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    17 Mar 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    EM issuers in exposed sectors and regions will therefore encounter growing pressure to adapt their business models and undertake investments to reduce or mitigate underlying ESG exposures. Those that are constrained, or show a lack of preparedness, in addressing ESG risks may find it more difficult to raise or refinance debt.

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    PODCAST
    12 Mar 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    James Leaton and Khalid Husain of the ESG team discuss how we use scenario analyses to assess the credit implications of carbon transition and physical climate risks. ​​​
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    10 Mar 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Carbon transition and physical risks will have increasing relevance to credit analysis. We expect a more pronounced decarbonization trajectory and more frequent and volatile extreme weather in the future. Because of the wide range of possible outcomes, we use climate scenarios to help assess the credit impact for rated issuers.