Environmental, Social and Governance
implications for fixed income markets & Credit ratings
ESG & Credit Highlights
Video: Key ESG themes influencing credit in 2020
Andrew Davison and Ram Sri-Saravanapavaan from the ESG team discuss key trends and considerations that will affect individual sectors in 2020, as set out in our annual outlooks.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Emerging Markets – Global: Deepening ESG focus in emerging markets will spur growth in sustainable debt
Sustainability strategies of EM issuers will come under greater scrutiny given the ESG risk exposures of EM economies and the huge funding needs for low-carbon, climate-resilient investment.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Sustainable Finance – Global: Green, social and sustainability bond issuance to hit record $400 billion in 2020
We expect green, social and sustainability bond issuance will hit a combined record of $400 billion in 2020, up 24% from the previous record of $323 billion achieved in 2019. A heightened focus on climate action by governments and the financial sector will drive further growth and innovation.
ESG & Credit Highlights
Podcast: Gender diversity of European boards is correlated with higher credit ratings
Brendan Sheehan and Ana Rayes of the ESG team discuss the gender diversity of European corporate boards. According to their analysis, companies with high ratings have the largest proportion of women on their boards.​

Infographics

ESG factors in Moody’s private-sector rating actions
Corporate Governance in Bank Ratings
Japanese Electric
Vehicles
The Environmental Impact of Green Bonds
Environmental Risks Global Heatmap
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
Packaging – North America Shift away from plastic limited by uneven sustainability efforts, lack of alternatives
18
Mar
2020
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SOVEREIGN & SUPRANATIONAL
Rising sea levels pose long-term credit threat to a number of sovereigns
16
Jan
2020

Social

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CORPORATES
Pharmaceuticals - Global: Intensifying efforts to develop coronavirus treatments have positive ESG implications
19
Mar
2020
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CONSUMER TRENDS
Women’s rising education levels buoy US growth, but student loan debt weighs on finances
10
Feb
2020

Governance

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CROSS-SECTOR
Podcast: Gender diversity of European boards is correlated with higher credit ratings
2
Mar
2020
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RATING ACTION
Hong Kong downgraded to Aa3 stable on weakening institutions and governance strength
20
Jan
2020

Greening the Financial System

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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Bank issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds sets new record in 2019
13
Mar
2020
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CROSS-SECTOR
ESG – Global: Climate scenarios vital to assess credit impact of carbon transition, physical risks
10
Mar
2020

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