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At Moody’s, we seek to empower transparent and efficient markets by helping decision-makers decode risk and unlock opportunity.
To do so, we equip market participants with trusted perspectives that inform a clear and holistic understanding of risk, including those arising from environmental, social and governance (ESG) and climate factors.
To successfully and responsibly achieve our mission, we continually seek to build a better business across our operations and value chain, support better lives for our people and communities and deliver better solutions for our customers. Our sustainability strategy leverages our expertise, resources and values to make a measurable and positive impact on the lives of our stakeholders.

The three pillars of our sustainability strategy

Better business
We work to embed principled, sustainable decision-making into our operations and value chain.
Better lives
We strive to foster a nurturing and inclusive culture that provides equitable opportunities for the development and advancement of our people and communities.
Better solutions
We provide trusted perspectives that inform a clear and holistic understanding of risk, including ESG and climate considerations.

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.
progress report
In 2022, we joined the United Nations Global Compact’s Early Adopters Program and were one of the first companies to disclose using the enhanced Communication on Progress questionnaire. For more information, see our recent progress report.
SDG 5: Gender Equality
We are committed to achieving gender parity by implementing development programs and working toward more equal representation of and compensation for women across our workforce.
  • Expanded our paid return-to-work program, RE-IGNITE, to Canada and India for mid- to senior-level individuals who are restarting their careers after at least a two-year hiatus
  • Increased our diverse Tier I supplier spend by 44%
  • Provided career development programs for female employees, including TIDE (Talent Aspirations & Alignment, Insights, Development & Career Planning and Exposure & Expansion) and RISE
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
We support small- and medium-sized enterprises by helping them scale their business and increase their access to financial services through our empowerment programs.
  • Joined the Economic Opportunity Coalition to accelerate our roadmap for our customer-focused DE&I initiative, Creating Opportunities for Racial Equity (CORE), and promote economic opportunity in underserved communities
  • Empowered small businesses in Latin America and Africa through our partnership with Village Capital by providing select startups with the financial tools and knowledge to access capital
  • Expanded the coverage of Moody’s Local credit rating agencies, providing country-specific credit ratings and methodologies for capital markets in Latin America
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
Our efforts to reduce inequality include offering inclusive workplace programs and promoting greater economic opportunity in the communities where we operate.
  • As of December 31, deposited $11.5 million of treasury deposits into Black-owned banks as part of our work to promote more inclusive financial markets through CORE
  • Propelled diverse talent forward through our dedicated DE&I programs and initiatives, such as our business resource group-led mentorship programs and TIDE
  • Partnered with organizations, like Village Capital and Fundacion MarViva , that work to address economic access and community resiliency issues that affect people in emerging markets at disproportionate rates
SDG 13: Climate Action
We are advancing our climate action by setting science-based targets for our operations and supply chain, as well as bringing innovative solutions to market that help our customers identify and understand climate-related risk.
  • Set a long-term net-zero science-based target of 90% reduction of Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions
  • Progressed on our near-term science-based targets, increasing the share of our suppliers by spend who have their own science-based targets to 49%
  • Expanded our climate catastrophe modeling capabilities through the integration of RMS to build an even more holistic picture of how catastrophe risks interact with economic risks, financial performance and credit worthiness
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Partnerships with like-minded organizations and campaigns drive impact across our sustainability pillars, amplify our reach and provide opportunities for enhanced stakeholder engagement.
      • Continued our partnerships with like-minded organizations and campaigns driving impact across our sustainability pillars, including the U.N. Global Compact, Glasgow Financial Alliance on Net Zero (GFANZ), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), TNFD and Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)
      • Joined climate-focused groups advancing industry net-zero ambitions, including the SBTi Financial Institutions Net-Zero Expert Advisory group and the Climate Data Steering Committee

      Find out more about our sustainability actions

      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.