• Water scarcity to increase emerging market sovereign credit risk, says Moody's

    13 July 2023

    Growing water demand and worsening global water scarcity is set to increase sovereign credit risk, with emerging market countries and the US set to be particularly affected, Moody's Investors Service has warned.

  • Moody's: NZIA departures erode alliance confidence, regardless of antitrust exposure

    20 April 2023

    The exit of large founding members could erode confidence in the Net Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), even where US antitrust risks are not a material factor, according to the rating agency Moody's.

  • Credit implications of COP27 hang on 'loss and damage' implementation, says Moody's

    21 November 2022

    The credit implications of COP27 hang on how and when a fund for loss and damage is implemented, Moody's has said.

  • Emerging market sovereigns need support with sustainable bonds, says Moody's

    14 November 2022

    Sovereign sustainable bond issuances will help emerging markets fill the just transition financing gap, but multilateral development banks will have to support these as fiscal constraints worsen, Moody's has said.

  • Credit quality to be hit by 'locked in' emissions

    16 September 2022

    Emissions which are already 'locked in' will have growing negative implications for credit across several sectors and issuers, says Moody's Investors Service

  • Moody's launches ESG risk tool for P&C insurers

    07 September 2022

    Global risk assessment firm Moody's has worked with specialty re/insurer Chaucer to launch a tool to help property and casualty insurers integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk ...

  • Low water levels pose credit risk for German manufacturers, says Moody's

    11 August 2022

    Water levels in the Rhine, which are at their lowest since 2018, are 'credit-negative' for German chemicals companies, said Moody's Investors Service.

  • 'Junk' sustainable bonds have weaker covenants

    17 June 2022

    The covenants attached to 'speculative'-grade sustainable bonds in 2021 were weaker in quality than their non-sustainable bonds equivalents, with the trend demonstrated particularly among sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs).