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
    10 Feb 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Women in the US have strengthened their earning power as a result of increased higher education attainment. But they also have larger student debt burdens than do men and slower loan repayment rates, a potential source of financial fragility.

    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.

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    PODCAST
    24 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Martin Petch and Natasha Brereton-Fukui from the Sovereign team discuss implications of the bushfires for the central government, states and other issuers. For the sovereign, the immediate fiscal impact is negligible in the context of Australia's overall budget, but future costs will likely be more significant if natural disasters become more frequent and severe.
    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.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    30 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    While Asia and Latin America will be the fastest growing auto markets over the next decade, China, Europe and the US will remain the largest markets globally in terms of unit sales.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    03 Feb 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Continued growth and diversification of these markets will be accompanied by innovation in new labels and structures, particularly with respect to transition bonds and sustainability-linked bonds and loans. A heightened focus on climate action by governments and the financial sector will drive further growth and innovation.

    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.
    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

    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.

    VIDEO
    21 Jan 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Anushka Shah and Marie Diron of the Sovereign team discuss how exposure to sea level rise and the ability of affected countries to adapt will jointly determine the severity of credit impact, with Vietnam, Egypt, Suriname and several small islands facing material risk.>> Read the report
    VIDEO
    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.