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
    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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    VIDEO
    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.

    PODCAST
    13 Mar 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Carola Schuler and Myles Neligan from the European banking team discuss how the increase reflects investors' increased use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria to select portfolio assets, as well as banks' growing role in financing the transition to a low-carbon economy.​ >> Read the related report
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    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    04 Mar 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    An analysis of 28 of the largest banks we rate globally shows that 86% have committed to disclose their climate change-related risk exposures, although standardized reporting of estimated financial effect is a long way off. However, growing demand for “green” finance should drive continuing improvement in banks’ climate risk disclosures.

    Podcast
    02 Mar 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Brendan Sheehan and Ana Rayes of the ESG team discuss the gender diversity of European corporate boards. According to their analysis, companies with high ratings have the largest proportion of women on their boards.​ >> Read the report.
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