MOODY'S CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Open the door to a better future
Igniting a world of opportunity
2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
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We believe that knowledge fuels opportunity. The core of our business is to provide insights that help equip participants in the global financial markets to understand risks and move forward with critical insight. 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.

“When our actions — individually and together as a company — give more people what they need in order to pursue their ambitions, it creates ever-widening ripples of opportunity throughout communities and our world.”
ARLENE ISAACS-LOWE
Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Moody’s Corporation

A message from Raymond W. McDaniel Jr.

President & CEO, Moody's corporation

A better tomorrow doesn’t just happen by itself. At Moody’s, we believe access to opportunity can propel people toward life-changing success and communities across the world toward prosperity.
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CSR at Moody's

Each year, we have continued to hone our CSR program to strategically focus on societal issues that Moody’s is in a unique position to help address — and those that our employees are most passionate about. Here’s where we stand on our journey today.

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.
Sharing our passion and purpose with the world
Our employees play an integral role in driving the company’s CSR progress through their volunteer efforts, contributions of pro bono expertise,giving and board service on behalf of nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Latest Stories

Promoting financial security for seniors by supporting advisors
Moody’s Analytics Learning Solutions is launching an education initiative through the Canadian Securities Institute to help advisors support and protect seniors.
Bienvenidas al futuro: Sparking opportunity for Latinas
At the Women in STEM, Future Leaders panel event — the first event at our headquarters conducted entirely in Spanish — Moody’s welcomed 115 girls from 11 Mexican states to motivate them to pursue careers in STEM and continue to thrive.
New skills blossom from pro bono service
Last year, we honed our focus on volunteer and pro bono service with nonprofits that work to break down economic barriers — and on projects where our employees can use their professional skills to make a meaningful difference.
Accelerating a culture of innovation
By partnering with startups that leverage emerging technology, the Moody’s Analytics Accelerator is fast-tracking innovation that can help our customers navigate the evolving marketplace.
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.
Young leaders step up to the plate
Through our partnership, we continued to sponsor challenges as part of NFTE’s World Series of Innovation competition for young entrepreneurs. In 2018, we extended the conversation with a special panel event at the United Nations to discuss the roles of entrepreneurs and the business community in solving world problems.
The fruits of entrepreneurship
Working with various nonprofit partners, Moody’s provided over $80,000 to train more than 300 women from remote and underserved parts of India in financial literacy, organic farming and the basics of small business development.
From small steps to big change: Sustainability at work
In 2018, we enhanced sustainable operations across our global footprint.
Q&A with Yasmina Serghini
The leader of the Moody’s Investors Service ESG Working Group for the EMEA region discusses how we are helping to advance the conversation and support market participants.