Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
ESG & Credit Highlights
ESG Focus: July 2019
This edition highlights thematic research on the impact of ESG considerations on credit markets and the growth of sustainable finance globally, including a featured article on Moody's ESG analytical tools.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Environmental, social and governance risks are growing for banks and insurers
In this podcast, Financial Institutions Group research writer Myles Neligan speaks with European insurance sector analyst Brandan Holmes and Spanish banking sector analyst Alberto Postigo. They discuss how the credit strength of insurers and banks across the globe can be affected by environmental, social and governance risks.​
ESG & Credit Highlights
Global income inequality associated with some credit drivers, but not a differentiating rating factor
In this podcast, we discuss the credit implications of long-standing and in some cases rising income inequality. While income inequality is not a differentiating factor of ratings across all sovereigns, for some, rising income inequality exacerbates broader credit challenges stemming from wide-ranging social tensions and political risk, weakening growth and weak or weakening institutions.​​​​​​
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.

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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CORPORATES
Maritime Shipping - Global: Complying with IMO 2020's new emissions standards will weigh on credit quality
27
Jun
2019
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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

Social

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CORPORATES
Healthcare - US: Curbs on surprise medical bills would impact hospitals, staffing companies
20
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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SUB-SOVEREIGN
Regional Governments – Russia: Stronger governance and tighter federal oversight will further reduce refinancing risks
1
Jul
2019
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Latin America & Caribbean: Panama again cited for deficient anti-money laundering and terrorist financing standards, a credit negative for banks
26
Jun
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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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Sovereigns – Asia Pacific: Sustainable bond sales highlight intensified focus on addressing climate goals
19
Jun
2019

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