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
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
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
US Local Government Exposure to Heat Stress

research themes

RESEARCH

Environmental

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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
Power generation projects – US: Refinancing prospects for merchant coal generators wane due to rising investor ESG concerns and high leverage
9
Oct
2019
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INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECT FINANCE
US power sector on pace to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
26
Sep
2019
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CORPORATES
Metals & Mining – Cross Region: Water availability poses risks to the global mining Industry
25
Sep
2019
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CORPORATES
Automotive manufacturing – Global: Carbon transition assessment framework for auto manufacturers
24
Sep
2019

Social

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CORPORATES
Pharmaceuticals, drug distributors and drug retailers - US: Developments in opioid litigation suggest global settlements are nearing
2
Oct
2019
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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

Governance

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CROSS-SECTOR
Cyber risk disclosures provide contrasting levels of transparency
2
Oct
2019
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CROSS-SECTOR
ESG – Global: Governance considerations are a key determinant of credit quality for all issuers
19
Sep
2019

Greening the Financial System

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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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STRUCTURED FINANCE
CLOs – Global: ESG investment restrictions' credit impact remains benign as popularity grows
16
Aug
2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

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5
Nov 2019
ESG London Summit
8:30 am
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