ESG Credit
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.
  • SUMMARY
  • REPORTS
  • - Environmental
  • - Social
  • - Governance
  • ESG Scores
  • Events
  • ESG Issuer Scores
    Sector In-Depth
    15 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    This report provides an overview of packaging manufacturers' exposure to environmental, social and governance considerations - and the impact of those considerations on ratings.
    Data
    15 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    View all the credit impact and issuer profile scores for issuers in the Pharmaceuticals, Medical Products and Devices, Regulated Utilities, Metals & Mining, Coal, and Packaging sectors.
    Environmental
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    27 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    The energy and emissions targets in China's 14th Five-Year Plan align with the country's goal of reaching peak emissions by 2030, implying that key sectors of the economy will be subject to even more aggressive policy adjustment beyond 2030 for China to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    12 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    The European Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050, will have the largest credit impact on energy-intensive sectors such as coal, integrated oil, utilities, auto manufacturing and steel. The green transition will also create opportunities in renewables, batteries and construction, and accelerate shifts in financial institutions' business models and capital allocation toward green assets.

    Podcast
    02 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Alberto Postigo and Alka Anbarasu discuss the threat of climate change to banks’ asset quality. Plus, Megan Fox and Steve Tu talk about the effects on banks and asset managers of the Biden administration’s new executive order on climate-related financial risk, and Sid Ghosh tells us whether businesses around the world can get insurance coverage for disrupted operations during the pandemic.
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    Social
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    10 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Emerging and frontier market sovereigns that deploy targeted social assistance to their most vulnerable population groups can reduce credit risks associated with increased social tensions and political risks. However, the availability and effectiveness of social safety nets vary widely.
    SECTOR COMMENT
    10 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service
     Unprecedented demographic transition will lead to a significantly lower global growth over the next decade.

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    PODCAST
    19 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Vanessa Robert and Marina Cremonese of the Funds and Asset Management team discuss new money market fund regulations proposed in the US and EU after a material flight to quality shook short-term credit markets last year. Plus, Svetlana Pavolva of the Banking team explains the significant social risks facing banks in Commonwealth of Independent States countries.
    Governance
    Sector In Depth
    08 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Challenges to judicial independence in Poland and corruption in Malta and Slovakia heighten political risks and pose challenges for their economic development over the longer term.
    Sector In Depth
    25 Nov 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Environmental, social and governance risks are often higher in emerging markets than in developed markets and debt issuers' capacity to address these risks is often weaker.

    KEY CONTACTS
    Brian Cahill
    Managing Director - ESG
    Brian.Cahill@moodys.com
    James Leaton
    Senior Vice President - ESG
    James.Leaton@moodys.com
    Swami Venkataraman
    Senior Vice President - ESG
    Swami.Venkat@moodys.com