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Our approach to community engagement and corporate social responsibility (CSR) is rooted in our purpose: to bring clarity, fairness and knowledge to an interconnected world. We bring together various elements of our business — employees, products and services and social capital — to empower people with the knowledge, resources and confidence they need to create better lives.
Learn more about how our CSR programs and initiatives are bringing clarity, fairness and knowledge to an interconnected world.
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We remain committed as ever to supporting our employees, customers, partners and communities through the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global emergencies. Some examples include:
  • Providing complimentary access to our products and services valued at $22,500,000 since 2020 to help businesses, nonprofits and policymakers assess the risks and financial implications of COVID-191;
  • Offering employees flexibility to navigate the pandemic while working from home or the office through our Workplace of the Future initiative;
  • Expanding our Moody’s Moments that Matter wellness series, with virtual sessions aimed at  helping employees adapt to hybrid work;
  • Allocating additional PTO for employees and their families in all markets to get vaccinated; and
  • Extending aid in Ukraine and providing transparency to the marketplace by sharing research, outlook reports and other materials through our dedicated microsite, and donating an initial $250,000 through the Moody's Foundation to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), in addition to double-matching employee donations to other Ukraine relief efforts.
1  Value of complimentary content, trials of MA products, new and pro bono products and services made available to the public. Cumulative number includes calendar years 2020 and 2021.


In COVID-19-related complimentary products and services


In initial donation through Moody's Foundation to the International Rescue Committee

Investment in our communities

Giving is a critical component to advancing our ambition. Following a hallmark year for giving in 2020, our corporate, foundation1 and employee-driven philanthropy efforts culminated in a total of more than $6 million donated in 2021.
Moody's Foundation grants2
Moody's charitable contributions3
Value of volunteer hours4
Employee-driven giving5
1  Moody’s Foundation is a separate legal entity and is governed by its own Board of Directors composed of members of management. This board approves social investments and all grants that the Foundation makes.
2  Grants paid from the Foundation toward projects aligned with its strategic focus areas.
3  Payments made by MIS, MA and MSS that have been classified as charitable contributions. Includes charitable contributions to volunteering vendors (nonprofits and social enterprises that coordinate volunteer experiences), previously reported separately.
4  The data represents approximately 90% of employees (excludes certain non-wholly-owned subsidiaries and newly acquired companies that are not integrated in Moody's IT systems).
5  Grants paid from Moody's Foundation toward the Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers programs.

Building more resilient communities1

To measure the impact of our social investments, we use the Mission Measurement Impact Genome Project® methodology. Across our three focus areas, DE&I serves as a lens through which to guide and evaluate our CSR efforts. See 2021 highlights below.

Empowering people

with financial knowledge

Our signature financial inclusion initiative, Moody’s Reshape Tomorrow™ helps entrepreneurs — particularly women and other under-resourced groups — by empowering them with the financial tools and knowledge to navigate the lending process, grow their businesses and stimulate entrepreneurship. In 2021, we worked with eight Reshape Tomorrow™ partners around the world.
Key impact metrics
$1.6M invested
29 countries affected
96% median efficacy rate
Total reach
4,900 beneficiaries
65% female
35% male

Supporting social equality and the environment

When distributing our grants, we support social equality and the environment in our communities, prioritizing local organizations that build inclusive and resilient communities, particularly in emerging economies.
Key impact metrics
$308,000 invested
37 countries affected
100% median efficacy rate
62,000 beneficiaries
57% female
43% male

Helping young people

reach their potential

We are helping young people from under-resourced communities pursue careers in finance, technology and economics — and build brighter futures as the leaders of tomorrow.
Key impact metrics
$1.1M invested
7 countries affected
100% median efficacy rate
10,000 beneficiaries
75% female
24% male
1% non-binary
1 Measured using Mission Measurement's Impact Genome Project methodology. Data is reflective of programming that was active in the calendar year and is not reflective of all Moody’s grant partners.
We encourage employees to apply their knowledge and expertise to help strengthen their communities through company-wide volunteer initiatives, such as:
  • Moody’s TeamUp®, which unites people in local offices and across business groups to complete service projects in their local communities;
  • Moody’s Future Solutions™, our pro bono volunteer program, uses the professional skills of our employees to help nonprofits build capacity and solve pressing challenges;
  • Moody’s Impact Leaders program, a global network of employees playing leadership roles in shaping our strategy and initiatives in their local offices; and
  • Moody’s Up2You, which encourages collaboration among Moody’s colleagues to host events and activities that support eligible nonprofits.


total volunteer hours contributed by our employees to their communities in 2021

Our community stories

Helping young people reach their potential

Moody’s HerCapital Program launched in 2021 in partnership with Sponsors of Educational Opportunity (SEO). The six-month program aims to build the confidence of women leaders entering finance, tech and economics by focusing on various soft, technical and professional skills. The current cohort of more than 160 female students — most of whom are from historically underrepresented groups — attend 51 universities in Belgium, the U.K. and Germany. In addition to authentic exposure to the financial services industry, the program offers opportunities for internships with Moody’s.

Fundación MarViva
Supporting social equality and the environment

By partnering with Fundación MarViva, we worked to elevate sustainable fishing practices and provide e-commerce tools for environmentally responsible artisanal fishermen in Latin America to grow their businesses. The promotion of marine sustainability and the support of coastal families, many of whom are living in extreme poverty, help to build more inclusive and resilient communities at the local level. Additionally, Moody’s employees engaged in skill-based volunteering events aimed at helping MarViva tackle some of its organizational strengthening needs through, for example, virtual training sessions.

Empowering people with financial knowledge

In partnership with WEConnect International, our “Financing Your Growing Business” program supports women business owners through interactive boot camps and online training modules that focus on credit training and accessing markets and capital.

WEConnect International connects more than 13,000 women-owned businesses based in over 125 countries to qualified buyers. One participant, Dr. Alison Eyring, used the knowledge she learned during the boot camp to create Produgie, a technology company focused on democratizing business growth enablement.

“Moody’s Boot Camp challenged my beliefs about the benefits of borrowing and of raising capital. My experience bolstered my confidence when I spun off a technology company from my existing business and raised a seed round. We are on a path to raise Series A this year.”
Dr. Alison Eyring, CEO & Founder, Produgie