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Stakeholder engagement

Our stakeholder engagement in action

We engage with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders through various projects, dialogue, initiatives and consultations, helping us form effective partnerships toward better business, better lives and better solutions.
Examples of 2021 engagements and outcomes
  • Continued to invest in our ESG capabilities and best practices by enhancing and launching a wide range of ESG and climate solutions;
  • Produced a first-of-its-kind report incorporating insights from across the enterprise, Ready or Not?: Sector Performance in a Zero-Carbon World;
  • Acquired RMS, a leader in climate and natural disaster risk modeling and analytics; and
  • Expanded our Creating Opportunities for Racial Equity (CORE) program, which has deposited a cumulative $10 million in Black-owned banks as of 2021
Examples of 2021 engagements and outcomes
  • Expanded the Moody’s Moments that Matter virtual work wellness series;
  • Launched a new global performance management system in response to feedback from our employee survey and pulse assessments; and
  • Established our employee learning and development program, Moody’s University (Moody’s U), to provide more accessible training for employees seeking career advancement and development opportunities.
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Examples of 2021 engagements and outcomes
  • Published our EEO-1 data publicly for the first time;
  • Submitted our Decarbonization Plan to a stockholder advisory vote at the 2021 Annual Meeting  of Stockholders;
  • Held calls with investors on ESG and sustainability, including our environmental commitments and disclosure of DE&I data; and
  • Significantly enhanced our sustainability and ESG content in our investor relations materials, including our website, disclosures and presentations.
  • For more information, see our Investor Relations site.
Examples of 2021 engagements and outcomes
  • Engaged nearly 500 of our top suppliers and requested they participate in the annual CDP disclosure;
  • Increased percentage of suppliers by spend who have science-based targets to 28%; and
  • Continued to encourage diverse supplier spend through our Supplier Diversity Program
Examples of 2021 engagements and outcomes
  • Worked with eight Reshape Tomorrow™ partners in communities around the world;
  • Supported the education of and investment in people of color, women and members of under-resourced groups; and
  • Awarded over $3 million in Moody’s Foundation grants.
Examples of 2021 engagements and outcomes
  • Proposed public funding programs for increased access to capital and greater financial independence for women in a joint Women Empowerment Manifesto signed by the G20 Business Advisory Council; and
  • Engaged with regulators on issues of public policy affecting Moody’s globally, including capital markets, data and technology, economic recovery and ESG and climate risk policy.
Examples of 2021 engagements and outcomes
  • Participated in road-testing the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard and contributed to the SBTi Net-Zero Foundations for Financial Institutions Draft for public consultation;
  • Launched, as a founding member, the Net Zero Financial Services Provider Alliance as part of the GFANZ;
  • Joined the TNFD to help develop a reporting framework; and
  • Contributed to COP26 discussions on the challenges faced by companies and investors on adoption and acceleration of net-zero targets.