Business Wire

Moody’s Details Its Progress Opening Doors to a Better Future

Del

Moody’s Corporation’s (NYSE:MCO) newly released Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report details the company’s progress in delivering on its goal of empowering people around the world to create a better future for themselves, their communities and the environment.

“Moody’s CSR strategy is focused on finding challenges that we can solve by creating paths to knowledge and opportunity,” said Raymond McDaniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s. “I am proud that Moody’s employees have dedicated their time and expertise to addressing these challenges – from supporting small business owners to nurturing the environment -- in ways that have changed the world around us for the better.”

As part of its focus on empowering people with financial knowledge, Moody’s recently announced Reshape TomorrowTM, an initiative to partner with organizations around the world to help small business owners overcome the challenges of growing their enterprise.

“Our CSR strategy builds on Moody’s unique business strengths to make a lasting difference in people’s lives by helping them thrive in the evolving global economy,” said Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Global Head of CSR at Moody’s. “We look forward to building our Reshape Tomorrow program to empower small business owners – especially women and members of untapped communities – to help them access the expertise and credit they need to grow.”

The report details Moody’s ongoing initiatives to support financial empowerment, as well as in each of its other areas of focus: activating an environmentally sustainable future, helping young people reach their potential, and sharing our passion and purpose with the world.

Activating an environmentally sustainable future

Moody’s Investors Service incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into its credit analysis, with a dedicated team that helps global investors, governments and issuers understand the links between sustainability and credit risk.

In addition, Moody’s Green Bond Assessments (GBAs) provide vital information to investors on the governance of new green bond issuances, including the disclosure of information and how the proceeds are used. As of June 30, 2018, Moody’s had assessed 40 green bonds worth almost $19.5 billion, empowering investors with the information they need to confidently make investments in projects that benefit the environment.

In addition, the Moody’s Foundation supports Trees For Life, which aims to preserve and restore Scotland’s Caledonian Forest. Moody’s established a grove of 3,600 native trees and adds to the grove each time a GBA is published.

Moody’s also maintains a clear focus on its own environmental impact. In 2017, despite a 7% increase in physical footprint, Moody’s Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions fell by 9%, the equivalent of keeping 355 cars off the road for a year.

Helping young people reach their potential

Moody’s supports a range of initiatives to help young people reach their potential through mentoring, skills-development programs and internships. Moody’s sponsors a computing and professional skills program with Girls Who Code for high school students in San Francisco and New York, encouraging women to bring their talents to careers in finance, technology and economics.

Sharing our passion and purpose with the world

Moody’s employees play an integral role in driving CSR through volunteer efforts, contributions of pro bono expertise and board service on behalf of nonprofits.

The report details ways in which Moody’s employees demonstrated their commitment to local communities, from helping a South African primary school provide fresh vegetables for its students, to offering data analytics expertise to the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which supports LGBTQ young people in New York and New Jersey.

To learn more about Moody’s Corporate Social Responsibility, visit www.moodys.com/csr.

About Moody’s

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 $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 12,000 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Contact information

Moody’s Corporation
STEPHEN MAIRE, 1 212-553-7424
Global Head of Investor Relations and Communications
stephen.maire@moodys.com
or
LARA JOSEPH, 44 207-772-1026
Assistant Vice President
Corporate Communications
lara.joseph@moodys.com

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Launch New Series All Things IoT about Technology Redefining How We Live17.10.2018 15:40Pressemelding

Mouser Electronics Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released a new video introducing All Things IoT, the latest series in Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program. The All Things IoT series is sponsored by Mouser’s valued suppliers Digi International, Maxim Integrated, Murata and TE Connectivity. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181017005655/en/ Global distributor Mouser Electronics and engineer spokesperson Grant Imahara team up to launch All Things IoT, the latest series in Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together program. The new series kicks off with Imahara's visit to the HPE IoT Innovation Lab in Houston to learn how the Internet of Things is impacting our workplaces and cities. To learn more, visit www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation/all-things-iot. (Photo: Business Wire) In the new video, Imahara and Mouser explore the complexities of life rooted in the Internet of T

Telefónica Deutschland Selects Mavenir vIMS for Deployment on ‘UNICA’17.10.2018 14:59Pressemelding

Mavenir, the leader in accelerating and redefining mobile network economics transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that Telefónica Deutschland (FWB: O2D) is deploying Mavenir’s virtualized IMS solution (vIMS) for VoLTE and VoWiFi in their nationwide UNICA Data Centers Infrastructure, which is based on the Telefónica Group blueprint for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture. The solution will support mobile and fixed services for more than 45 million customer connections. The NFV environment is based on OpenStack® and will include automation, life cycle management and integration with Management and Orchestration (MANO) capabilities from the Telefónica UNICA platform. The Mavenir advanced vIMS solution will enable automation from day one and will support existing voice digital services as well as the launch of new services. As a software-based company leading the Telco NFV industry, Mavenir is a perfect match with Telefónica UNICA NFV s

Lenovo and Scale Computing Collaborate to Solve Edge Infrastructure Challenges for Retailers17.10.2018 14:34Pressemelding

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), a Global Fortune 500 company and a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, and Scale Computing, a market leader in intelligent edge solutions, today announced a global partnership and a new joint product providing a solution for edge infrastructure for global retailers, distributed enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. The solution is ideal for highly distributed, on-premise environments, such as retail stores or bank branches, with multiple locations managed by the enterprise from a central location. Lenovo’s broad range of servers combined with efficient, intelligent edge infrastructure software from Scale Computing deliver a simple, self-healing, highly-available platform for running applications at the edge or hybrid edge-and-cloud. The Scale Computing HC3 Edge Platform on Lenovo Servers replaces traditional complex and expensive on-premise infrastructure with a modern solution optimized for environments where application uptim

As Hilton Nears 100-Year Milestone, New Research Uncovers a World-Changing Impact17.10.2018 13:24Pressemelding

As Hilton (NYSE: HLT) heads toward a milestone 100th anniversary in 2019, best-selling author and Stanford Business professor Chip Heath will unveil the impact the first global hotel company has had around the world in a new book titled The Hilton Effect. Business author Karla Starr joined him in the examination of the company founded by Conrad Hilton, a dreamer who aspired to create much more than just a comfortable place to sleep. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181017005486/en/ As Hilton nears 100-year milestone, new research uncovers a world-changing impact. (Graphic: Business Wire) Over the last century, Hilton has grown from a single hotel in Cisco, Texas, to nearly 5,500 hotels and 14 brands in 106 countries and territories. Hilton’s hotels have hosted more than 3 billion guests since 1919 and enlisted nearly 10 million Team Members in the company’s mission to fill the Earth with the light and warmth of

Infovista Announces Channel Go-to-Market Strategy for 5G, Application-Aware SD-WAN Solutions17.10.2018 13:00Pressemelding

Reinforcing its commitment to the channel to deliver its industry-leading 5G, application-aware SD-WAN and network testing solutions to market, Infovista, the leader in modern network performance, today announced its go-to-market strategy is “all indirect, all the time.” To accelerate its global channel strategy, Infovista has hired industry veteran Jon Howes as senior vice president, global channel sales. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181017005042/en/ Jon Howes, Senior Vice President Global Channel Sales (Photo: Business Wire) Howes is responsible for leading Infovista’s indirect go-to-market strategy for all products. Howes, an accomplished channel leader with a long history of managing high-performance channel and business development teams, has expertise spanning multiple geographies in both service provider and enterprise end user environments. Prior to joining Infovista, Howes built channels for Junipe

Smart Link Accelerates Digital Service Expansion with Avaya Cloud Contact Center Solutions17.10.2018 12:37Pressemelding

Smart Link, a subsidiary of Al Khaleej for Training and Education and a leading Saudi-based Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, has teamed up with Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) to accelerate Smart Link’s expansion and the diversification of its digital services portfolio. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181017005478/en/ Avaya signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Smart Link during GITEX Technology Week 2018 (Photo: Business Wire) The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during GITEX Technology Week with a focus on digital and cloud-based solutions that will enable Smart Link to have greater agility and flexibility in meeting its customers’ demands for digital services. In alignment with Saudi Vision 2030, Smart Link is digitalizing and automating all possible duties to increase its human value while delivering cutting-edge communication solutions to connect government and priv