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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    18 Jan 2021|Moody's Investors Service
     We have rolled out new environmental, social and governance (ESG) credit impact scores as well as E, S and G issuer profile scores for sovereigns to provide greater clarity, consistency and differentiation of risk exposures. Our new report explains that sovereigns’ exposure to environmental and particularly social risk is mostly negative and often combined with weak governance and financial strength. However, the credit impact of ESG varies widely, from positive to very highly negative.
    13 Jan 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    The size and scope of environmental measures in pandemic relief packages vary significantly across Asia-Pacific, with wealthier economies better able to absorb the costs. Green stimulus will be credit positive for utilities, construction companies and battery manufacturers, while creating credit challenges for oil refiners and operators of captive coal power plants.
    Sector In Depth
    02 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Most generation owners are moderately positioned for the transition to a low-carbon economy.
    Sector In Depth
    01 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    US not-for-profit hospitals are exposed to social risk in four Moody's ESG classifications: demographics & societal trends, human capital, customer relations and responsible production.
    Sector In Depth
    20 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Many large cities are shifting police funding to social services following recent social unrest; the credit impact will hinge on whether the reallocation reduces costs and social risks.

    09 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Anushka Shah of the Sovereign team discusses how the coronavirus is exacerbating income inequality across emerging Asia, which will pose challenges to governments with weak social ​protection systems and low capacity to raise spending. Also, Matthew Kuchtyak of the ESG team looks at the growing importance of social issues for global investors, as reflected in the recent record issuance of sustainable bonds.​
    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.