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Our sustainability strategy
Today, our world is experiencing rapid, system-wide change largely driven by critical ESG factors. Important issues ranging from a warming planet to racial inequality in the workplace require concerted action by both the public and private sectors to create sustainable change.

The three pillars of our sustainability strategy

Better business
We strive to embed responsible, sustainable decision-making in everything we do.
Better lives
We aim to create a forward-thinking, inclusive culture across our people and communities.
Better solutions
We build products and services that companies can use to help mitigate emerging risks and accelerate market transformation.

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
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Met and, in some cases, exceeded our diversity goals to increase the number of women at officer and entry levels globally;
  • Advance our ambition to achieve global gender pay equity; and
  • Expand our paid return-to-work program, RE-IGNITE, to the U.K. for mid-to-senior level individuals who are restarting their careers after at least a two-year hiatus.
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Develop products and services to drive innovation, such as our suite of ESG and Climate Solutions, including the expansion of Issuer Profile Scores (IPS) and Credit Impact Scores (CIS) from sovereigns to corporations; and
  • Help small- and medium-sized enterprises scale their business through our empowerment programs, such as Reshape TomorrowTM and our investment in Trident, a private equity firm focused on small business investments to spark positive social and economic change in minority communities, as part of our CORE program
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Met our diversity goal to increase the number of Black and LatinX leaders at senior levels in the U.S.;
  • Advance our ambition to achieve pay equity for racial / ethnic underrepresented groups in the U.S.; and
  • Propel diverse talent forward through our dedicated talent accelerator programs, such as TIDE, ConectaMos mentorship initiative and the Asian Leadership Initiative (ALI)
SDG 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by decarbonizing our operations and value chain
  • achieve net-zero by 2040;
  • reduce our absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 50% by 2030 from 2019 levels;
  • reduce by 15% our Scope 3 emissions from fuel and energy-related activities, employee commuting and business travel by 15% by 2025 from 2019 levels; and
  • have 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
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
      • Align and partner with like-minded organizations and campaigns driving impact across our sustainability pillars, including the UNGC Say on Climate, WeConnect International and Accounting for Sustainability (A4S); and
      • Continue to create new partnerships with other leading climate groups like GFANZ and TNFD.

      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.