Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
ESG & Credit Highlights
Energy-intensive cement makers face rising pressure to lower carbon emissions
Efforts to decarbonize the global economy are likely to bring greater scrutiny to the cement sector at a time when demand for cement is likely to continue to rise significantly as the world's population grows and continues to industrialize and urbanize.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Global Environmental, social and governance risks influence sovereign ratings in multiple ways
ESG risks are a key part of Moody's sovereign risk assessments, affecting economic, institutional and fiscal strength and susceptibility to event risks.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Sovereign green bond market on course for critical mass, but challenges remain
An increasing number of sovereigns are turning to green bonds as a means to raise capital for climate mitigation and adaptation activities. We expect this trend to accelerate.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Global unregulated utilities and power companies: Carbon transition brings risks and opportunities
The unregulated utilities sector will face growing pressure from the regulatory and technological changes associated with the shift to a low-carbon grid.

Infographics

Green Bonds
Key Numbers and
Trends
Japanese Electric
Vehicles
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
Green Bonds Assessment Overview

research themes

RESEARCH

Environmental

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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Carbon transition will be manageable for most oil-exporting sovereigns, but credit negative for some
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Jul
2018
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U.S. PUBLIC FINANCE
Salem, Oregon’s water advisories are credit negative, but affordable treatment plan largely mitigates risk
18
Jun
2018
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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
US Power generation: Coal, nuclear plant closures continue CO2 decline but power market impact muted
14
Jun
2018
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
US Life & Health Insurance: Long-term care risk remains a top credit concern for sector after supplement review
11
Jun
2018

Social

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U.S. Public Finance
Rural America confronts growing economic and demographic challenges
19
Jul
2018
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Sub-Sovereign
Growing population is positive for City of Moscow, challenging for surrounding region
16
Jul
2018
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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Commonwealth of Independent States Sovereigns: Divergence in working-age population trends will shape credit profiles
9
Jul
2018

Governance

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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Wells Fargo's securities fraud class-action settlement is credit positive, but legal and regulatory challenges persist
10
May
2018
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Rules to reshape UK asset management are credit negative for active managers
9
Apr
2018

Greening the Financial System

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CROSS-SECTOR
Modest Q1 green bond issuance a speed bump on the road to market growth
30
Apr
2018
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Financial Institutions
European Commission's sustainable finance action plan to stimulate lending and investment
8
Mar
2018

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