BST Awards 2021: Best ESG data provider to the buy side—Moody’s ESG Solutions

Product: Moody’s ESG Solutions Suite

OVERVIEW

Moody’s ESG Solutions Suite combines risk models, analytics and domain expertise serving all environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives for sustainable investment and risk management across the global equities and credit markets.  

Typical user-firms: Banks, non-bank financial institutions, asset managers and asset owners.

Since Moody’s ESG Solutions’ launch, it has integrated data from VE DataLab and Four Twenty Seven into the service. Headcount has grown from 300 to more than 500 people globally, with a goal to reach 750 during 2022. 

 

 

 

“Sovereign bonds are an integral part of our fixed-income portfolios, but intrinsic uncertainties make it challenging to quantify the long-term impact of climate change on countries. Using this dataset will help us assess this evolving risk and reflect it in our investment decisions.”
Prakriti Sofat, executive director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, speaking about Moody’s ESG Solutions’ dataset on sovereign climate hazards

WHAT’S NEW

Moody’s ESG Solutions has launched a suite of new delivery platforms and products, including the Climate Solutions and SME Solutions business lines, as well as Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures datasets to support clients’ regulatory reporting requirements. It has also enhanced its coverage across all its products, including Controversy Risk Assessments on 10,000 companies, expansion of physical risk scores for 5,000 listed companies with 2.5 million corporate facilities globally, 17 million US commercial real estate properties and global sovereigns, and climate-adjusted Expected Default Frequencies. 

In the last 12 months, the firm has expanded its delivery options to include APIs, raw data feeds, client platforms, Moody’s Datahub and Excel add-ins, and has received licenses to operate in Hong Kong and Singapore, increasing its Asia-Pacific footprint.

 

 

 

WHAT’S TO COME

Moody’s ESG Solutions is focused on increasing its coverage, further integration of ESG into risk management, product development and expanding its distribution presence globally. The firm’s ESG Score Predictor, a tool designed to generate real-time predicted ESG scores for millions of public and private SMEs worldwide, currently provides ESG scores for 140 million companies via API and Moody’s platforms. The firm is also expanding its distribution channels through partnerships and its own directs sales footprint globally.

 

 

 

 

WHY THEY WON

Moody’s ESG score predictor is a unique and insightful tool that delivers real-time ESG scores for 140 million public and private companies that can be considered alongside other market data on a company and its assets. In the past year, the company also expanded the delivery options for its data, including APIs, data feeds, client platforms, Moody’s Datahub, and spreadsheet add-ins, and integrated ESG and climate data providers VE and Four Twenty Seven.

 

 

 

 

“Just shy of our one-year anniversary, Moody’s ESG Solutions is already making waves in the ESG data domain. Setting apart our offering is a commitment to providing granular data built with analytical rigor on top of world-class capabilities that help our customers solve complex problems, while advancing the greening of the economy. Above all, we are uniquely positioned to serve a range of ESG-related needs for businesses and bring transparency to the equities, fixed income and sustainability markets, more broadly.”
Andrea Blackman, global head, Moody’s ESG Solutions
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