Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
ESG & Credit Highlights
ESG – Global: Heard from the market: ESG relevance in global credit markets is accelerating
In this report, we detail key findings from our recent “Spotlight on Credit as ESG Accelerates” event, including results of a number of polls and some of the views our analysts presented.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Moody’s to Acquire Minority Stake in SynTao Green Finance
The investment in STGF aligns with Moody’s ongoing global commitment to promoting transparent standards for evaluating ESG risks. Locally, the investment strengthens Moody’s presence and engagement in China and its financial markets, with a focus on supporting long-term, sustainable growth and contributing to the healthy development of ESG markets.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Infographic: US local government debt exposed to elevated heat stress tops $190 billion
Local government exposure to projected heat stress varies widely by geography. Data from climate intelligence firm Four Twenty Seven and Moody’s indicate that the Southeast and Midwest have more debt exposed than other regions.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Fourteen sectors with about $8 trillion in rated debt face high social credit risk
Sectors facing high social risk can be broadly grouped into four categories: emerging market governments; healthcare and education sectors; heavy industries reshaped by environmental and social forces; and consumer sectors at risk of socially driven regulatory tightening.

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
US Local Government Exposure to Heat Stress

research themes

RESEARCH

Environmental

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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
Power generation projects – US: Strategic owners and robust contractual protections offset US offshore wind power’s increased risks
18
Nov
2019
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CORPORATES
Indonesian coal miners’ refinancing risk will rise closer to 2022 because of large debt maturity wall
11
Nov
2019

Social

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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Populist movements associated with weakening credit fundamentals
18
Nov
2019
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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Government of United States: FAQ on potential impact of student loan debt forgiveness on US economy and government finances
28
Oct
2019

Governance

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CORPORATES
North American pharmaceutical sector shows credit-friendly governance traits
25
Nov
2019
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CORPORATES
North American metals and mining sector shows credit-friendly governance traits
14
Oct
2019

Greening the Financial System

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SOVEREIGN & SUPRANATIONAL
Sovereign credit implications of environmental, social and governance risks
5
Dec
2019
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CROSS-SECTOR
Green Bonds – Global: Strong third-quarter issuance propels market toward $250 billion for 2019
7
Nov
2019

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