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President and CEO message

As the world faces unparalleled challenges, it is vital for us at Moody’s, and for all companies, to address the urgent and disruptive issues created from the pandemic, social inequities and climate change.

Sustainability has become an integral part of who we are and how we operate at Moody’s. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are increasingly important to our employees, communities, customers and investors. Stakeholder expectations demand an inclusive, sustainable and global economy. 

With that in mind, Moody’s is focusing our actions to align with a new sustainability framework, which connects our activities to our business purpose of providing knowledge, clarity and fairness to an interconnected world. Together, we are leveraging our expertise, resources and values to drive positive change for better business, better lives and better solutions.  

Better business. We are working to embed responsible and sustainable decision-making into everything we do. Our company proudly implemented a decarbonization plan in 2020 and made material progress on our corporate climate commitments. This included setting and progressing against science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions; procuring 100% renewable electricity for our global operations; and offsetting our annual and historical carbon emissions.

Better lives. We are taking concrete steps to further strengthen our approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in our workplace and communities. This includes new DE&I goals to increase representation across our global workforce; a new program aimed at elevating high potential diverse talent to leadership positions; and a wide variety of activities to support equal justice, such as providing financial support, internships and employment opportunities. 

Better solutions. As sustainability and ESG factors redefine financial markets, we play a pivotal role in driving this transformation. We formed Moody’s ESG Solutions in 2020 to align our efforts across the company and to meet the growing global demand for ESG capabilities. We will continue to provide our customers with tools and insights to mitigate risks and capitalize on the opportunities presented by the transition to a green and sustainable global economy.

We recognize that there is still much to be done, but I am confident that together we will create lasting impact by ensuring that our business, markets and global communities become more inclusive, sustainable and resilient.

Robert Fauber