Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
ESG & Credit Highlights
China Renewable Energy: Policies support renewable sector’s growth, but challenges ahead
China's renewables will continue their growth with supportive policies, but delays in subsidy distribution and falling tariffs may be detrimental to renewable companies' cash flow.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Video: Utilities & Climate Change - Decarbonization initiatives and growth of renewable energy present risks and opportunities
In this video, Swami Venkataraman, a Senior Vice President on the Project and Infrastructure Finance team, addresses the significant risks and opportunities for the electric utilities sector posed by global decarbonization efforts and the rise of renewable energy generation.
ESG & Credit Highlights
US Public Power and Electric Cooperatives: Prudent self-regulation is key to managing carbon transition risks
Sector faces significant policy risk given its substantial coal dependence, but utilities' ability to set their own rates can help mitigate impact of shift to low-carbon grid.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Moody’s captures material ESG considerations in its credit analysis
We recognize that environmental, social and governance considerations are becoming increasing important considerations for investors. Read how we integrate these issues into our ratings.

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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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U.S. PUBLIC FINANCE
Salem, Oregon’s water advisories are credit negative, but affordable treatment plan largely mitigates risk
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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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SUB-SOVEREIGN
Regional & Local Governments – Italy: Hydrogeological risks mitigated by central government support, but funding uncertain
12
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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Cross-sector
How demographics will shape labor markets and credit trends
17
May
2018
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SOVEREIGN AND SUPRANATIONAL
Nordics: Immigration has varying credit impact as growth dividend offsets modest fiscal costs
8
May
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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