A Note from Moody’s CEO and Leadership

Our Commitment to Supporting Equal Justice
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Better decisions, brighter futures

2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
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Moody’s Provides $1 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Relief

Moody’s will fund a $1 million program of charitable donations and other support to help address the immediate and long-term impact of COVID-19.
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Moody’s Becomes Participant in UN Global Compact and Signatory to Principles for Responsible Investment

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MOODY'S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Open the door to a better future
MOODY'S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Open the door to a brighter future
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Moody’s has reported on ESG using recommendations from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) as follows:
2018 SASB Index

We believe that knowledge fuels opportunity. Moody's is a global integrated risk assessment firm with a mission to provide trusted insights and standards that help decision-makers act with confidence. Our approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is rooted in that same belief. We seek to empower people with the knowledge, resources and confidence they need to create a better future — for themselves, their communities and the environment.

“CSR and social investing are part of the fabric of our company and integral to our corporate strategy. It’s our contribution to a shared future.”
ARLENE ISAACS-LOWE
Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Moody’s Corporation

A message from Raymond W. McDaniel Jr.

President & CEO, Moody's corporation

We find ourselves in unprecedented times as we face the immediate and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the health and economic security of people around the world.
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CSR at Moody's

We drive progress and measurable impact in our complex and changing world by building more inclusive economies, stronger communities and an environmentally sustainable future.

Empowering people with financial knowledge
Building upon our core expertise in serving the global capital markets, we have launched Reshape Tomorrow™, a financial empowerment initiative dedicated to helping people overcome the challenges of growing a small business. We are developing partnerships to give small business owners access to vital information about the credit process and to help connect them with lending institutions.
Activating an environmentally sustainable future
We are continually taking steps to reduce Moody’s adverse impact on the planet through programs that promote recycling, reuse and resource conservation throughout our operations. And, as part of our core business activities, we make an even greater positive difference with technology tools and analytical services that help other organizations and the investor community to better assess the value of environmental sustainability in financial markets.
Helping young people reach their potential
We work with schools and nonprofits around the world to prepare young people for successful careers in finance, technology and economics.This includes helping create and expand mentorship initiatives,skills-development programs,internships and other educational opportunities for students ages 15–24.
Through this approach, we connect people with the knowledge and resources they need to make better decisions and create a stronger shared tomorrow.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are intended as a blueprint to a better, more sustainable future. Our own CSR strategy aligns with and supports many of these goals. The SDGs give us another valuable lens through which to consider our progress toward addressing these global challenges.

In 2019, Moody’s used the UN Global Compact’s new SDG Action Manager tool to more rigorously map our efforts and impact to the SDGs. This tool combines the SDGs with B Lab’s B Impact Assessment and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact to enable meaningful business action through self-assessment, benchmarking and improvement. As a member of the Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform, we also used the report Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide to further align our actions.
Sharing our passion and purpose with the world

Latest Stories

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2020
Accelerating financial health for Latin American businesses
In 2019, our work in Latin America included the launch of domestic ratings platform, Moody’s Local, along with expanded CSR efforts with partners, such as Village Capital, to support the social, environmental and financial health of Latin American communities.
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Apr
2020
Taking pro bono global
Since its development in 2018, Moody’s Future Solutions™ has inspired additional local employee engagement efforts — and our first global immersive program in Beijing, China.
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Apr
2020
From data to impact: Bringing ESG transparency to the market
Moody’s ESG and climate capabilities expanded during 2019 as we made strategic investments in ESG leaders, created a central team dedicated to driving our ESG offering and stepped further into an industry leadership role.
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Apr
2020
Unlocking untapped potential for London students
For 15 years, the Urban Scholars Widening Access Programme at Brunel University has been changing the lives of London’s young people. With Moody’s support, the program helps underserved students get hands-on experience in the world of corporate finance through internships, summer work experiences, and interview and college application assistance.
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Apr
2020
Paving a “pathway to prosperity” one small business at a time
In the first initiative under our new Pathway to Prosperity program, Moody’s partnered with the Foundation for Small Business Development to create a cash flow management training program to support entrepreneurs and the business advisors who serve them.
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Apr
2020
Giving Kenya’s duka owners tools to thrive
With the help of Moody’s financial experts and TechnoServe’s business advisors, the Smart Duka Initiative is helping improve the livelihoods of small businessowners in Kenya’s capital and beyond.
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Apr
2020
Breaking barriers and building community for Shanghai’s migrant women
Together with The Asia Foundation, we are providing crucial financial training to help Shanghai’s migrant women entrepreneurs tackle the hurdles they face.
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Apr
2020
Getting emerging social entrepreneurs loan-ready
Finding suitable investors is one of the biggest challenges for any budding social entrepreneur. But together with Moody’s Reshape Tomorrow™ partner Echoing Green, we are helping build a loan-readiness framework for social innovators.
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Apr
2020
Removing the guesswork from doing good
In 2019, Moody’s extended our partnership with Mission Measurement to inform other companies about the Impact Genome Project®, a platform that standardizes the way organizations measure and evaluate social outcomes.
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Apr
2020
Funding early-stage innovators to disrupt the cycle of poverty
With Moody’s support, Acumen, an organization that invests patient capital in emerging businesses working to disrupt the cycle of poverty, has improved how its local teams engage with companies after investment.
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Mar
2020
Creating pathways for girls in data science
Moody’s and longstanding partner Girls Inc. are creating spaces for girls to come together to build their skills in technology and data analytics. In 2019, the G3 program expanded to 12 new locations across North America.
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Mar
2020
Connecting women entrepreneurs with opportunity
In partnership with WEConnect International, we launched the Financing Your Growing Business training program to help women entrepreneurs around the world access capital and scale their businesses.
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Jul
2019
Building bridges for LGBTQ entrepreneurs
In 2018, our San Francisco office teamed up with the Golden Gate Business Association and Finagraph to host a workshop for LGBTQ entrepreneurs, sparking the beginning of a mutually promising relationship with the association.