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Moody’s Details Its Progress Opening Doors to a Better Future

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Moody’s Corporation’s has released its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report detailing the company’s progress in delivering on its goal of empowering people around the world to create a better future for themselves, their communities and the environment.

“Moody’s CSR strategy is focused on finding challenges that we can solve by creating paths to knowledge and opportunity,” said Raymond McDaniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s. “I am proud that Moody’s employees have dedicated their time and expertise to addressing these challenges – from supporting small business owners to nurturing the environment -- in ways that have changed the world around us for the better.”

As part of its focus on empowering people with financial knowledge, Moody’s recently announced Reshape TomorrowTM, an initiative to partner with organizations around the world to help small business owners overcome the challenges of growing their enterprise.

“Our CSR strategy builds on Moody’s unique business strengths to make a lasting difference in people’s lives by helping them thrive in the evolving global economy,” said Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Global Head of CSR at Moody’s. “We look forward to building our Reshape Tomorrow program to empower small business owners – especially women and members of untapped communities – to help them access the expertise and credit they need to grow.”

The report details Moody’s ongoing initiatives to support financial empowerment, as well as in each of its other areas of focus: activating an environmentally sustainable future, helping young people reach their potential, and sharing our passion and purpose with the world.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Moody’s Investors Service incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into its credit analysis, with a dedicated team that helps global investors, governments and issuers understand the links between sustainability and credit risk.
  • Moody’s Green Bond Assessments (GBAs) provide vital information to investors on the governance of new green bond issuances, including the disclosure of information and how the proceeds are used.
  • Moody’s supports a range of initiatives to help young people reach their potential through mentoring, skills-development programs and internships.
  • Moody’s employees play an integral role in driving CSR through volunteer efforts, contributions of pro bono expertise and board service on behalf of nonprofits.

More information

Read the report