Activating an environmentally sustainable future

When it comes to environmental sustainability, we all have a stake. Issues such as climate change and natural resource conservation require an answer that extends far beyond volunteerism, and our expertise in credit ratings, research and risk analysis gives Moody’s a unique platform from which to contribute to a larger solution.

We are helping facilitate investment in sustainable development by increasing transparency and access to information and using our data and analysis to help inform environmentally responsible decisions across the financial services industry. Internally, we strive to sustainably operate our own business and encourage sustainable employee behavior.

Incremental progress toward lasting success

In 2018, in addition to growing our Green Bond Assessments — which provide forward looking opinions on the relative effectiveness of the issuer’s approach to managing, administering, allocating proceeds to and reporting on environmental projects financed with green bond proceeds — we continued to publish new research on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations and credit ratings. And, in Moody’s offices across the world, we assessed and implemented greener operational processes designed to help reduce our waste, emissions and energy consumption.

Green Bond Assessments — Growth and expansion over time

“We continue to look for ways to leverage our strategic partnerships to elevate the role ESG performance plays in long-term value creation.”