Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
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
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.
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
Carbon transition assessments for auto manufacturers
Half of global automakers are not in a strong position to handle the transition to a low-carbon future, due to requiring a step change in the volume of production of electric vehicles

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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CORPORATES
Environmental and social risks weigh on credit quality for Latin American miners
4
Nov
2019
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CORPORATES
Carbon transition assessments for auto manufacturers
4
Nov
2019
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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
California: Public safety power shutoffs highlight links between environmental and social risks
28
Oct
2019

Social

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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Income inequality in Europe is associated with weaker institutional strength
6
Nov
2019
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US PUBLIC FINANCE
Affordable housing shortage and homelessness pose social and financial risks
5
Nov
2019

Governance

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CORPORATES
North American metals and mining sector shows credit-friendly governance traits
14
Oct
2019
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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
GAO's call for improved oversight of electric grid cybersecurity is credit positive for power companies
14
Oct
2019

Greening the Financial System

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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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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Banking – Global: UN's Principles for Responsible Banking to embed sustainability in banking sector
27
Sep
2019

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