Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
ESG & Credit Highlights
Video: Social Risks Affecting Non-Governmental Private Sector Issuers' Credit Quality
At Moody’s, we seek to incorporate social considerations, where meaningful, into our credit analysis. In this video, we define the term 'social' from a credit perspective, and discuss the associated risks and opportunities that are most relevant to the fundamentals of non-governmental private sector issuers.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Video: Automakers Face Increased Pressure to Electrify their Vehicles
John Thieroff, Vice President at Moody’s Investors Service, discusses key points from our recently published report covering the challenges facing the auto sector due to carbon transition. Carmakers will need to be adaptive as passenger vehicle electrification evolves alongside advancing autonomous vehicle technology.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Environmental Risks Global Heatmap Overview
Our heat map assesses the environmental risk exposure of 84 sectors globally, with $74.6 trillion in rated debt. We find that 11 sectors with $2.2 trillion in rated debt have elevated credit exposure. For these sectors, environmental risks are either already material to credit quality or could be over the next three to five years.
ESG & Credit Highlights
ESG Focus: January 2019
This edition highlights thematic research on the impact of ESG considerations on credit markets and the growth of sustainable finance globally, including the growth of the green and sustainable finance markets, as well as how social issues and governance weaknesses relate to credit analysis.

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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U.S. PUBLIC FINANCE
Environmental utilities - US: Arizona's approval of regional drought plan a credit positive
6
Feb
2019
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CORPORATES
Corporates - Global: Automakers face multiple challenges from carbon transition
5
Feb
2019
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
P&C Insurance - US: PG&E bankruptcy announcement credit negative for US P&C insurers
24
Jan
2019
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U.S. PUBLIC FINANCE
Local government - US: Cities' heightened focus on mitigating climate risk is credit positive
17
Jan
2019

Social

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CROSS-SECTOR
Social issues can be material to private issuers' credit quality but are not typically the primary driver
20
Feb
2019
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STRUCTURED FINANCE
ABS — Spain: Minimum wage hike will not affect deal performance in the long run
4
Feb
2019

Governance

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SUB-SOVEREIGN
Regional & Local Governments – China: Measures to increase transparency will improve governance and support RLG bond market development
29
Jan
2019
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Financial Institutions
Banks - Global: The role of corporate governance in bank ratings
15
Jan
2019

Greening the Financial System

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CROSS-SECTOR
Global green bond issuance to hit $200 billion in 2019
31
Jan
2019
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Cross-sector
Green Bonds – Global: Environmental impact and reporting vary by jurisdiction and asset class
4
Dec
2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

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