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Sustainability governance
Our Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with wide-ranging experience in ESG, cybersecurity and risk management topics. The chairman of the Audit Committee, Leslie F. Seidman, who also serves as a member of our Governance & Nominating and Compensation & HR Committees, was recently certified in ESG oversight (GCB.D, 2021) and is also certified in cybersecurity oversight (2018). Lloyd W. Howell Jr., a member of our Governance & Nominating and Compensation & HR Committees, brings a strong background in information systems and cyber-related matters.

The Board continues to enhance its collective knowledge of sustainability topics through ongoing education. The Board and its committees receive regular presentations from management on various environmental and social issues such as climate; diversity, equity and inclusion; pay equity; and the integration of ESG factors into our products and solutions. The Board received training from a third party in 2021 regarding oversight considerations with respect to ESG trends and developments. Additionally, management performed a cybersecurity tabletop exercise with the Board to inform the members of their role with respect to response capabilities.
Moody's Board of Directors

Responsible for oversight of the Company’s effective management and strategy for ESG-related risks and opportunities.

Audit Committee

Oversees financial, risk, accounting and other disclosures made in Moody's annual and quarterly reports related to sustainability and supports the Board in its duties relating to oversight of the Company’s risk assessment and risk management processes.

Governance & Nominating Committee

Oversees sustainability matters, including significant issues of corporate social and environmental responsibility, as they pertain to the Company’s business and to long-term value creation for the Company and its stockholders, and makes recommendations to the Board regarding these issues.

COmpensation & Human Resources Committee

Reviews introduction of sustainability-related performance goals for determining compensation of certain senior executives.

President & CEO

Serves on the Board and is responsible for ensuring that material risks and opportunities are appropriately assessed, mitigated and capitalized.

Executive Leadership Team

Decision-making body for key strategic sustainability items.

EVP & Financial Officer (CFO)

Oversees the Finance organization and provides leadership in innovation, implementation and influence to facilitate long-term sustainable growth. The CFO embeds sustainability and ESG into business-as-usual financial processes and company-wide operations, products and services.

Head of Moody’s Stakeholder Sustainability Group, with managerial oversight for Moody’s Stakeholder Sustainability activities and Moody’s ESG Solutions.

Head of Stakeholder Sustainability

Oversees the design and implementation of Moody’s corporate sustainability strategy.

Head of Moody’s ESG Solutions

Oversees the ESG- and climate-related strategic opportunities in Moody’s products and solutions.

Chief Diversity Officer

Oversees Moody’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy.

Tiered monetary incentives for performance on sustainability topics link the accountability of Moody’s strategic pillars to senior executives.