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  • Gender board diversity closely linked with credit rating, Moody's claims

    05 March 2024
  • 'Big four' sustainable finance SPO providers emerge in 2023

    20 February 2024

    Sustainalytics, S&P Global Ratings, ISS and Moody's have emerged as the 'big four' second-party opinion (SPO) providers in the sustainable finance market in 2023, but the race for market share has tightened as the sector matures and consolidates.

  • Quantification of nature risks still a challenge for ratings agencies, says Moody's

    17 January 2024

    Quantification of nature-related risks is still a challenge for rating agencies, Moody's has said, warning that these risks could 'crystallise' in unexpected ways.

  • 'Substantial risk' of increased ESG polarisation in 2024, says Moody's

    11 January 2024

    There is a "substantial risk" of increased polarisation around the topic of ESG in 2024, alongside further regulatory requirements, Moody's has predicted, warning this could become increasingly difficult for the market to navigate.

  • Moody's launches corporate net-zero assessment scores

    10 November 2023

    Moody's Investors Service has published a framework for its net-zero assessments (NZAs) for corporates, which scores their contribution to global climate goals.

  • 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