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Moody’s to Acquire RMS, Leader in Climate and Natural Disaster Risk
The $2.0B acquisition will accelerate Moody’s global integrated risk assessment and ESG solutions offerings.
Moody's ESG Solutions launches a new offering to help investors align strategies with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
SDG Alignment Screening
Gender diversity in a COVID-19 world
Championing gender equality through our insights, workplace programs and community partnerships
Sustainable decisions
Investors are looking for ways to generate positive investment outcomes and impact, while managing financial risks and returns. Our analysis helps the markets translate global sustainable development priorities into practical information and insights.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Moody’s Corporation
Moody’s and ESG:
Advancing Global Standards
Sustainability and climate change are fundamental considerations to seize opportunities and manage risk in today’s global capital markets. Our data and insights across Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and climate risks, as well as sustainable finance, can help you achieve the objectives of the sustainable development agenda.
Moody’s ESG by the numbers*


Years of ESG Experience
Our affiliate V.E has been a pioneer in ESG analysis since the 1990s


ESG Assessments of large cap-companies
Covering 273 unique ESG data points


Global Sustainable Bonds and Loans
Green, Social, Sustainability Bonds and Sustainability-linked loans and bonds
10 Million +
Climate Risk Scores
Spanning countries, counties, cities, companies & real estate assets globally


Systematic Integration of ESG Considerations into Credit Ratings
A detailed discussion is now required in all rating committees


MIS Research Reports
Related to ESG considerations FY 2020, 60% COVID-related research
*As of 31 December 2020, combined for all Moody’s entities including affiliates.
Moody's joins #50ClimateLeaders initiative
Campaign brings together companies that are pioneering the transition to a more sustainable future.
Learn about Moody’s ESG Solutions job openings
Be the first to hear about open ESG & Climate Risk roles at Moody’s
Join our talent community
ESG Milestones
We will continue to expand and enhance our efforts to integrate ESG best practices throughout our business and develop and promote globally consistent standards for assessing ESG risks and opportunities.
Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) Offerings
and Initiatives
Moody’s Corporation (MCO) and
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Initiatives / Disclosures
Moody’s Corporation (MCO) Acquisitions
Moody’s to acquire RMS, leader in climate and natural disaster risk
JUNE 2021
MIS expands ESG issuer profile and credit impact scores across more enterprise
Moody's ESG Solutions Group launches Climate Solutions, a product suite dedicated to climate-related risk assessment and evaluation tools.
MARCH 2021
MIS publishes ESG scores for all rated sovereigns
MIS updates its ESG cross-sector methodology, providing greater transparency on how ESG considerations are incorporated into credit ratings.
Moody’s launches a comprehensive ESG Solutions Group to serve the growing demand for ESG insights.
MCO acquires minority stake in SynTao Green Finance, leading service provider in green finance and responsible investment in China
MIS launches framework to assess carbon transition risk for corporate sectors
MCO acquires majority stake in Four Twenty Seven, leading provider of climate risk assessments and tools
JULY 2019
APRIL 2019
MCO acquires majority stake in V.E, global provider of ESG research and services
MARCH 2018
MIS joins sustainability non-profit Ceres and its Investor Network
MIS becomes an associate member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
MIS becomes a partner in the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)
APRIL 2017
MARCH 2017
MIS launches specialized ESG analytical team
MIS becomes founding member of Principles for Responsible Investment's (PRI) ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings Initiative
MAY 2016
Moody’s Investors Service wins The Asset Green Rating Agency of the Year
For the fourth year in a row, Moody’s Investors Service is awarded Green Rating Agency of the Year for demonstrating leadership in sustainable finance and rating several market-defining transactions in 2020.