Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
ESG & Credit Highlights
Podcast: Germany faces major demographic challenges from an ageing population
In this podcast, we discuss the credit impact of rapid population ageing in Germany. Rising pension costs and other expenses related to changing demographics will weigh on the country’s growth and be credit negative for Germany’s economic and fiscal strength in the coming decades.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Podcast: Climate goals and declining costs of renewables signal decreasing reliance on coal power in Asia
In this podcast, Singapore-based Managing Director Terry Fanous and Associate Managing Director Ian Lewis discuss coal power in Asia and the challenges surrounding the transition to a low-carbon economy.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Request for feedback: Proposed framework to assess carbon risks for high-risk corporate sectors
We are proposing a carbon transition risk assessment tool for rated non-financial companies (carbon transition assessments, or CTAs). This request for feedback explains the proposed framework, the scoring system and the data that informs the scoring.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Video: Decarbonisation sharpens focus on stranded asset risk
In this video, James Leaton, VP-Senior Credit Officer, ESG, outlines Moody’s approach to analysing stranded asset risk in the coal value chain. He considers the different ways stranding can play out for regulated and unregulated utilities, as well as the coal mining sector.

Infographics

Corporate Governance in Bank Ratings
Japanese Electric
Vehicles
The Environmental Impact of Green Bonds
Environmental Risks Global Heatmap
Floods, Droughts & Wildfire Risk in Europe
Regulated Utilities & Carbon Risk
The Economic Impact of Natural Disasters
Electric Vehicles Growth in California
Falling Renewable Energy Costs

research themes

RESEARCH

Environmental

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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
Power generation – US: FAQ on the economics of renewable energy, battery storage and fossil-fuel power plants
12
Jun
2019
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Cross-Sector
FAQ on the credit impact of hurricanes on US-based issuers
5
Jun
2019
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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
Power generation and distribution – Russia: Abundance of cheap fossil fuel will slow the transition to renewables
30
May
2019
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CROSS-SECTOR
Podcast: Renewable energy as a growing asset class for European banks
23
May
2019

Social

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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Global income inequality associated with some credit drivers, but not a differentiating rating factor
19
Jun
2019
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Japanese banks and insurers are finally bearing the brunt of decades of population aging and decline
10
Jun
2019

Governance

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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Cross-Sector – Europe: EBA's proposed EU-wide guidelines for loan origination and monitoring are credit positive
24
Jun
2019
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Financial Institutions – Europe: Nordic and Baltic financial supervisors ramp up the fight against money laundering, a credit positive
13
May
2019

Greening the Financial System

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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Sovereigns – Global: Multilateral development banks' climate finance growth promotes resiliency in climate-vulnerable sovereigns
19
Jun
2019
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COROPRATES
National oil companies’ strategic responses to climate-change initiatives vary
4
Jun
2019

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