Credit Ratings & Research
How is ESG integrated into credit analysis?
Moody’s credit analysis seeks to incorporate all issues that can materially impact credit quality, including ESG and climate risk; and aims to take the most forward-looking perspective that visibility into these risks and mitigants permits.
Our ESG General Principles Methodology first published in January 2019 formalized our approach for incorporating ESG considerations in our ratings. The methodology was updated to explain further our integration of ESG in credit analysis, in particular through our ESG scores.
ESG factors are taken into consideration for all credit ratings. In our credit rating press releases, we include explanations about whether and how E, S or G is material to a rating action and/or to the rating level. Our issuer, sector and thematic research provides thought-leading insights about the credit impact of ESG.VIEW ESG CREDIT