Asia Awards 2022: Best ESG data provider—Moody’s

OVERVIEW

There is little doubt that competition across the data and analytics industries have intensified in recent years, with providers stepping up their various offerings in order to satisfy clients’ demands, especially when it comes to ESG-focused investments and ESG considerations in general. And with that increased competition has come a significant uptick in demand for greater ESG transparency and insight. Moody’s is perfectly positioned to satisfy this demand and is now one of the industry’s most recognized and trusted names in the ESG realm, which in turn has required an unparalleled alignment of ESG performance, credit impact, and risk valuation.

“At Moody’s, we are focused on bringing clarity and integrity to ESG performance measurement. We appreciate that the ESG domain is on a journey—one that challenges us all. And we want to help create the discipline and transparency that’s so needed to support the shift to a more resilient and sustainable future.”
Andrea Blackman, managing director – global head of Moody’s ESG Solutions

THE SOLUTION

Going much further than solely addressing the difficulties faced in identifying ESG risks and opportunities, Moody’s has consolidated a range of ESG solutions into a single suite, which can also be used to meet other client goals like strengthening sustainability plans or aiding adaption to regulatory disclosure requirements. Moody’s supplemented this with the addition of an API, raw data feeds, client platforms, the Moody’s Datahub, and Excel add-ins to its delivery options. Underpinning Moody’s approach is a double materiality methodology which considers the impact of ESG factors on not just financial performance, but a diverse range of stakeholder communities, and the environment itself.

WHAT’S TO COME

To ensure that ESG data is accessible, transparent, and easy to understand and action, Moody’s has launched Moody’s ESG360 − a new platform that delivers decision-relevant ESG data and insights to portfolio managers. A key focus for the Moody’s team over the coming months will be continuing to make the greatest possible range of ESG insights available through this new tool.

WHY THEY WON

The ESG Score Predictor
Moody’s ESG Score Predictor, the first of its kind, is a tool able to generate real-time, predicted ESG scores and climate metrics for 300 million public and private small and medium-sized enterprises worldwide. Moody’s API has expanded its coverage, allowing any company to be scored on location, sector and size.

Normative Standard Screening
With Moody’s Normative Standard Screening, investors can gauge investments’ and companies’ alignment with the objectives of the UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals.  

Regulatory Data Solutions
Clients can respond to incoming regulatory requirements and enable the innovation of financial products with these solutions.

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