Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
ESG & Credit Highlights
Podcast: Digital technologies will create both opportunities and new challenges
In this podcast, we discuss how digital technologies could dramatically alter industry dynamics for many companies, as well as create challenges for governments in managing labor transitions, potential income inequality effects, regulatory regimes and cyber risk.​​
ESG & Credit Highlights
An introduction to Moody’s corporate governance assessment framework
In this podcast, Simone Andrews and Brendan Sheehan of the ESG team discuss Moody’s analytical framework for assessing corporate governance risk for publicly traded non-financial companies.​
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
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.​​​​​​

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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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Sovereigns – Global: Shift to electric vehicles raising battery metals revenue; governance, infrastructure to shape realisation of potential
10
Sep
2019
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CORPORATES
Railroads – North America: Railroads face $5 billion in revenue losses as utility coal shipments set to drop by more than half by 2030
4
Sep
2019
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Property & Casualty – Cross Region: Hurricane Dorian will trigger losses in the Bahamas as (re)insurers watch storm move up the coast
4
Sep
2019
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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
Regulated networks and unregulated utilities — Australia: Issuers will manage the transition to lower carbon and decentralized power generation
23
Jul
2019

Social

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CROSS-SECTOR
Corporate boards – North America: Gender diversity is correlated with higher ratings, but mandates pose short-term risk
11
Sep
2019
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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Demographics - United States: Rising female labor force participation and employment supports US economy, but gender gaps remain
10
Sep
2019

Governance

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CROSS-SECTOR
ESG – Global: Governance considerations are a key determinant of credit quality for all issuers
19
Sep
2019
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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
Utilities and power companies – North America: Corporate governance assessments show generally credit-friendly characteristics
19
Sep
2019
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Banking – Portugal: The Portuguese Competition Authority imposes an €225 million fine on 14 banks, a credit negative
12
Sep
2019
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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Sovereigns – Asia Pacific excluding China: Emerging, frontier markets face greatest risk from implicit SOE liabilities
11
Sep
2019

Greening the Financial System

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STRUCTURED FINANCE
CLOs – Global: ESG investment restrictions' credit impact remains benign as popularity grows
16
Aug
2019
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CROSS-SECTOR
Green Bonds – Global: Annual issuance to surpass $200 billion in 2019 after record second quarter
8
Aug
2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Nov 2019
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