Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Market participants are focusing more on the potential for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to impact investment decisions and to assist in the development of a more sustainable economy. View Moody’s latest research.
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  • SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    08 Nov 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Installed capacity of wind and solar power will continue to be the key growth engines for the country’s power sector but there will be a divergence between the two forms of renewable energy.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    05 Nov 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Lack of affordable housing and rising homelessness are social and financial strains on many public finance issuers, posing credit risks associated with expenses, leverage and other factors.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    04 Nov 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Latin America’s mining companies face environmental and social risks with respect to the long-term development of their production and resource replacement strategies. Brazil’s mining industry is heavily exposed to environmental risks, and Chile’s copper-concentrated mining companies face such environmental hazards as mine depletion, high energy costs and water scarcity. Environmental and social considerations heighten regulatory risk in Mexico, while conflicts with communities can raise costs and delay investments for mining companies in Peru.
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    PODCAST
    04 Nov 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Jane Soldera and Greg Davies from the Structured Finance team discuss the EU's ambitious decarbonisation target for buildings, which poses low risk for real estate transactions. Additionally, they highlight the potential upside with the lower reliance on fossil fuels set to spur the issuance of green bonds.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    04 Nov 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    The median carbon transition assessment (CTA) score for 20 leading automakers is CT-6 on our 10-point CTA scale, with Tesla Inc. receiving the top score of CT-1 for advanced positioning and only five other automakers receiving scores indicating strong positioning.

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    31 Oct 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Moody’s analysts Rahul Ghosh, Jennifer Wong, Simone Andrews, and Ram Sri-Saravanapavaan discuss the 14 sectors with roughly $8 trillion in rated debt whose credit quality is most at risk from social considerations.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    31 Oct 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Sectors facing high social risk can be broadly grouped into four categories: emerging market governments; healthcare and education sectors; heavy industries reshaped by environmental and social forces; and consumer sectors at risk of socially driven regulatory tightening.

    SECTOR COMMENT
    28 Oct 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Major wildfires swept through parts of Northern and Southern California over the weekend, prompting investor-owned utilities to preemptively cut power to some customers under a policy known as public safety power shutoffs As the frequency of public safety power shutoffs increase, economic and social costs of outages will rise.