Moody’s Details Global CSR Accomplishments

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    NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) today published its annual Corporate
    Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The report highlights initiatives
    underscoring Moody’s commitment to empower people with the knowledge,
    resources and confidence they need to create a better future for
    themselves, their communities and the environment.

    We believe access to opportunity helps propel people toward greater
    success and communities toward greater prosperity,” said Raymond
    McDaniel, President and CEO of Moody’s. “Over the past year, our global
    CSR programs have helped empower people with the knowledge, resources
    and confidence they need to work toward a brighter future.”

    Moody’s touches communities and markets across the globe. Our extensive
    reach creates the opportunity — and responsibility — to play an
    important role in helping both people and enterprises in developing
    economies to grow and thrive,” added Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Global Head of
    CSR at Moody’s.

    Moody’s CSR strategy focuses on three core areas: empowering people with
    financial knowledge, activating an environmentally sustainable future
    and helping young people reach their potential. Each of these areas are
    supported by Moody’s employees sharing their passion and purpose with
    the world.

    Empowering people with financial knowledge

    As part of Reshape Tomorrow, its financial empowerment initiative to
    help people succeed in growing a small business, Moody’s works with
    small business owners to both help them better navigate the credit
    process and connect with lending institutions. For example, Moody’s
    partnered with WEConnect International, a global organization that
    supports women-owned businesses and champions gender-inclusive sourcing.

    Activating an environmentally sustainable future

    Moody’s expertise in credit ratings, research and risk analysis helps
    facilitate investment in sustainable development. In 2018, Moody’s
    completed 21 new Green Bond Assessments, covering $7 billion of debt, to
    assist investors in their evaluation of green bond offerings used to
    finance environmental projects.

    Helping young people reach their potential

    Through its partnership with non-profits around the world Moody’s helps
    to prepare young people aged 15-24 for successful careers in finance,
    technology and economics. In 2018 we created the Queer Coders program
    with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which supports LGBTQI youth in New
    York, with a particular focus on people of color. The program helps
    young LGBTQI people to develop their technical skills and explore their
    passion for coding.

    The report also details steps Moody’s takes to enable employees to work
    with non-profits and use their professional skills to support local
    communities and businesses.

    The full CSR report is available at

    About Moody’s Corporation

    Moody’s is an essential component of the global capital markets,
    providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute
    to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody’s Corporation
    (NYSE:MCO) is the parent company of Moody’s Investors Service, which
    provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and
    securities, and Moody’s Analytics, which offers leading-edge software,
    advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and
    financial risk management. The corporation, which reported revenue of
    $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,200 people worldwide and
    maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available

    About Moody’s CSR

    Moody’s believes in a world where more people have access to
    opportunity, and where everyone has what they need to grow and thrive.
    We are committed to opening the door to a better future through our
    global corporate social responsibility programs empowering people around
    the world with the knowledge, resources and confidence they need to
    succeed. For more information visit


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