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Our sustainability strategy
The world is undergoing systemic change as sustainability and ESG factors redefine financial markets. This will be a decisive decade, with unparalleled opportunity to act on society’s most urgent and disruptive issues, from climate change to social challenges.

Our mission is to provide trusted insights and standards that help decision-makers act with confidence.

We are placing sustainability at the core of Moody's business, building better business, better lives and better solutions to create long-term value for society, the environment and the economy.

The three pillars of our sustainability strategy

Better business
We strive to embed responsible, sustainable decision-making in everything we do.
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Better lives
We aim to create a forward-thinking, inclusive culture across our people and communities.
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Better solutions
We build products and services that seek to accelerate market transformation.
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While the role of corporations has shifted amid a pending climate crisis and rising social inequalities, we have embraced an approach to sustainability that complements our mission and seeks to benefit our planet, society and all of our stakeholders.

Mark Kaye
Chief Financial Officer

Contributing to the UN SDGs

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) help to guide our sustainability strategy. We are working to align our efforts with five of the key goals where we can be the most impactful.
SDG 5: Gender Equality
Our CONTRIBUTION
Strive to promote gender equality in our workforce by implementing goals:
  • 50% minimum representation of women globally at entry-level programs, annually¹
  • 8% increase in the number of women globally at officer levels by 2025 as compared to 2020²
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Our CONTRIBUTION
  • Help small and medium-sized enterprises to scale their businesses by facilitating capital and market access through programs such as Reshape Tomorrow™
  • Develop products and services to drive innovation such as our suite of ESG and Climate Solutions
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
Our CONTRIBUTION
Foster inclusion in our workforce and value chain through initiatives like Moody’s Courageous Conversations and our Supplier Diversity Program
    Invest in workplace equality:
    • Our goal is to achieve a 30% increase in the number of U.S. Black and Latinx leaders at senior levels by 2025 as compared to 2020³
    SDG 13: Climate Action
    Our CONTRIBUTION
    Decarbonize our operations and value chain: ​
    • Achieve net zero by 2050
    • Reduce our absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 from 2019 levels
    • Reduce 15% Scope 3 emissions from fuel and energy-related activities, employee commuting and business travel by 2025 from 2019 levels
    • Ensure 60% of our suppliers by spend covering purchased goods and services and capital goods set science-based targets by 2025
    SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
    Our CONTRIBUTION
    Partner and collaborate with like-minded organizations such as Village Capital, WEConnect International and Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) to contribute to the SDGs and build more inclusive, sustainable economies

        Find out more about our sustainability actions

        1 Entry-level programs include Moody’s summer internship annual hiring, MA Technology Rotational program (MATR) annual hiring, and Associate Analyst 3 hires in MIS Ratings and Research Support (RRS) on an annual basis.
        2 Officer levels include Assistant Vice President (AVP), Assistant and Associate Director and above.
        3 Senior levels include Senior Vice President (SVP), Senior Director and above.

        Note: Moody's is an equal opportunity employer and does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender or any other protected characteristic. We recognize that many different factors – for example, business growth and related new openings, successful recruitment of diverse applicants and turnover – will play key roles in whether or not we achieve our goals.  Where it is within our control, we are focusing on each of these factors to create a robust diversity, equity and inclusion strategy that reflects our desire to be a market leader in this space.