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
    27 Feb 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund market is poised for breakout growth over the next five years and beyond as ESG investing benefits from rising social interest in sustainability, unique investment product characteristics, and favorable regulatory trends.
    PODCAST
    27 Feb 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Danielle Reed and Stephen Tu from the Funds and Asset Management team talk about what’s driving growth in ESG investing, some of its unique characteristics and why that growth is likely to continue.

    REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK
    27 Feb 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    We are seeking feedback on our proposed carbon transition assessment (CTA) tool for the global refining and marketing industry. This sector framework is based on our carbon transition assessment (CTA) framework for non-financial companies.

    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
    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.
    VIDEO
    VIDEO
    26 Feb 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Brandan Holmes from the Financial Institutions team examines the growing trend among European insurers to cut their underwriting and investment exposure to the fossil fuels sector, especially thermal coal. Lower fossil fuel exposure is credit positive for insurers as it makes them less likely to face climate change-related liabilities, while reducing the risk of their assets losing value as the transition to a low-carbon economy progresses.>> Read the Report

    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.