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New Moody’s report examines sector performance in a zero-carbon world
Moody’s is at COP26 to support the collective effort to address climate change and to share expertise on how to assess, measure, and manage climate risk.
Moody’s joins Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) to help develop reporting framework
Gain insights into the climate risk exposure of cities and regions globally
Sub-Sovereign Physical Climate Risk Scores
Moody’s Acquires RMS, Leader in Climate and Natural Disaster Risk
The $2.0B acquisition accelerates Moody’s global integrated risk assessment and ESG solutions offerings.
Sustainable decisions
Investors are looking for ways to generate positive investment outcomes and impact, while managing financial risks and returns. Our analysis helps the markets translate global sustainable development priorities into practical information and insights.
ROB FAUBER
President & Chief Executive Officer, Moody’s Corporation
CFOs should stop viewing ESG solely through a risk lens and recognize investments in sustainability initiatives as opportunities to create long-term value.
MARK KAYE
Chief Financial Officer, Moody’s Corporation
Moody’s and ESG:
Advancing Global Standards
Sustainability and climate change are fundamental considerations to seize opportunities and manage risk in today’s global capital markets. Our data and insights across Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and climate risks, as well as sustainable finance, can help you achieve the objectives of the sustainable development agenda.
Moody’s ESG by the numbers*

30

+
Years of ESG Experience
Our team has been a pioneer of ESG analysis for over three decades

5,000

+
ESG Assessments of large cap-companies
Covering 273 unique ESG data points

300

+
Global Sustainable Bonds and Loans
Green, Social, Sustainability Bonds and Sustainability-linked loans and bonds
10 Million +
Climate Risk Scores
Spanning countries, counties, cities, companies & real estate assets globally

100

%
Systematic Integration of ESG Considerations into Credit Ratings
A detailed discussion is now required in all rating committees

1,900

+
MIS Research Reports
Related to ESG considerations FY 2020, 60% COVID-related research
*As of 31 December 2020, combined for all Moody’s entities including affiliates.
“What’s next in climate?” A conversation with Moody’s President and CEO Rob Fauber and BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink
Building on the momentum of COP26, Moody’s President and CEO Rob Fauber and BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink sat down with CNBC’s Leslie Picker to discuss what’s next in the transition to a zero-carbon future.
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Moody's joins #50ClimateLeaders initiative
Campaign brings together companies that are pioneering the transition to a more sustainable future.
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Learn about Moody’s ESG Solutions job openings
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ESG Milestones
We will continue to expand and enhance our efforts to integrate ESG best practices throughout our business and develop and promote globally consistent standards for assessing ESG risks and opportunities.
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Initiatives / Disclosures
Moody’s Corporation (MCO) Acquisitions
Moody’s acquires RMS, leader in climate and natural disaster risk
AUGUST 2021
JUNE 2021
MIS expands ESG issuer profile and credit impact scores across more enterprise
Moody's ESG Solutions Group launches Climate Solutions, a product suite dedicated to climate-related risk assessment and evaluation tools.
MARCH 2021
JANUARY 2021
MIS publishes ESG scores for all rated sovereigns
MIS updates its ESG cross-sector methodology, providing greater transparency on how ESG considerations are incorporated into credit ratings.
DECEMBER 2020
SEPTEMBER 2020
Moody’s launches a comprehensive ESG Solutions Group to serve the growing demand for ESG insights.
MCO acquires minority stake in SynTao Green Finance, leading service provider in green finance and responsible investment in China
OCTOBER 2019
SEPTEMBER 2019
MIS launches framework to assess carbon transition risk for corporate sectors
MCO acquires majority stake in Four Twenty Seven, leading provider of climate risk assessments and tools
JULY 2019
APRIL 2019
MCO acquires majority stake in V.E, global provider of ESG research and services
MARCH 2018
MIS joins sustainability non-profit Ceres and its Investor Network
DECEMBER 2017
SEPTEMBER 2017
MIS becomes an associate member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
MIS becomes a partner in the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)
APRIL 2017
MARCH 2017
MIS launches specialized ESG analytical team
MIS becomes founding member of Principles for Responsible Investment's (PRI) ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings Initiative
MAY 2016
Moody’s receives an ‘A’ score from CDP on climate change
For the second consecutive year, Moody’s is recognized with the top score for leading actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy
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Moody’s ESG Solutions wins prestigious buy-side award
Waters Technology names Moody’s ESG Solutions “best ESG data provider to the buy side” following year of significant product enhancement.
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