Moody’s joins climate change group

Moody’s Investors Service has said it is joining the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change as the first credit ratings agency to become an associate member of the Group.

Moody’s said the topics being considered by the Group were ones that “will be important drivers for credit quality in the future”, as companies seek to implement their responses to agreements such as the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation.

Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO of IIGCCsaid that the membership of Moody’s was a “positive step that sends a powerful message to a segment of the financial sector that has valuable research and insight to contribute to our work and activities going forward.”

“We look forward to working closely with Moody’s as we continue to develop our work on how to integrate climate risk and opportunities into investment practices.”

the IIGCC, based in the UK, counts some 140 members, including a number of the largest pension schemes and asset managers in Europe, representing some €20trn of assets.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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