RESEARCH & INSIGHTS
Curated research & insights on critical dimensions of climate risk
Environmental reporting increasing alongside focus on emissions reduction
Many utilities and oil and gas companies in the Gulf Cooperation Council have set emissions targets, but none for indirect emissions in the value chain (scope 3), which form most of their emissions.
Natural resources and technological readiness allay carbon transition risks for some sovereigns
While the shift to clean energy comes with credit risks, these can be mitigated by associated economic opportunities for those governments with the institutional capacity to capitalize on them.
Integrated oil companies face growing exposure to carbon transition risk
Despite diversified business models and healthy access to capital, continued capital spending on oil and gas production and insufficient non-hydrocarbon investments indicate sustained exposure to a rapid transition.
Trillions of dollars in global sectors’ debt highly exposed to environmental risks
A Moody’s Investors Service data interactive story delves into 90 sectors accounting for $82 trillion in debt in our rated universe, exploring the potential credit impacts from five major environmental pressures.
MENA: Water-related risks broadly constrain credit strength, but exposure and mitigants vary
Exposure to water-related risks, which climate change will compound, curbs growth potential and erodes fiscal resources. It also adds to social and cross-border tensions, raising political risk.
Cities’ increased climate adaptation planning globally will support their long-term credit strength
Cities can be vulnerable to physical climate risks, such as flooding and extreme heat, given their geography and topography, and because of their concentrations of people, assets and infrastructure.
Sectors most exposed to rapid carbon transition are struggling to address risks
Positioning for a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy varies greatly among – and sometimes within – sectors, according to our newly updated proprietary carbon transition indicator scores.
Adapting to Hurricane Risk
Discover how Moody’s is helping insurers and real asset investors perform cost-benefit analyses on property-level hurricane adaptation investments, by modeling physical risks in the built environment and enabling stakeholders to measure the financial impact of hurricane risks now and in the future.
The Heat is On: Assessing Climate-Related Supply Chain Disruption for Critical Industries
How could future changes in climate and weather patterns increase these risks and their impact on communities and costs to businesses, including products vital to the global supply chain?
Carbon offsets can help mobilize transition financing but come with credit risks
Offsets can play a role in financing investments to achieve net-zero targets. But their use can also pose financial and reputational risks if not applied as part of a credible, science-based approach.
Test Your Risk Blind Spots with Seven ‘Less Familiar’ Potential Cat Events
Risk management professionals tend to focus on cat events from the last 10-20 years; take a look at seven less-familiar potential cat examples, which could all generate substantial insured losses, different perils across the globe, and notable impacts on portfolios.
Events & Podcasts
Check out our upcoming virtual and in-person events. Miss one? Access the recordings on-demand.
Moody's is a sponsor of the World Climate Summit-The Investment COP.
How will COP 28 affect finance and credit – and trillions of dollars of rated debt – in emerging markets? Moody’s analysts explore progress on decarbonization goals, adaptation efforts, plugging the climate finance gap, and other key issues.
Join Moody’s and industry leaders to explore the implications of an uncertain path to net zero on global financial markets. Discuss how technology, policy and market forces are shaping transition risks and credit quality in hard-to-abate sectors. Dive deeper into how physical climate risk is transforming the underwriting process for mortgages and insurance, with ramifications for property markets and local economies.
Join Moody’s Analytics at this session delving into the crucial intersection between climate change and the energy industry, as we discuss the evolving landscape and potential disruptions to mitigate climate risk.
Register to watch the video of this event exploring how climate change is exacerbating water supply-demand imbalance, how management issues translate into credit risks for insurers, and what measures government and companies can take to build resistance.