Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
ESG & Credit Highlights
ESG Focus: January 2020
This edition highlights thematic research on the impact of ESG considerations on credit markets and the growth of sustainable finance globally.
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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SOVEREIGN & SUPRANATIONAL
Rising sea levels pose long-term credit threat to a number of sovereigns
16
Jan
2020
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CROSS-SECTOR
Australia’s bushfires will pose rising recurring costs for central and state governments
13
Jan
2020

Social

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CORPORATES
FDA’s e-cigarette ban provides regulatory clarity, a credit positive for the sector
6
Jan
2020
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CROSS-SECTOR
Declining affordability underscores high social risks for US healthcare sector
16
Dec
2019

Governance

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RATING ACTION
Hong Kong downgraded to Aa3 stable on weakening institutions and governance strength
20
Jan
2020
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CORPORATES
Governance assessment scores mostly in line with credit-friendly benchmarks
13
Jan
2020

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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