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


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

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

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

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

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