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.

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