Moody’s views and strategy on the future of ESG ratings presented at CSE Certified Sustainability Program Digital Version 11, 12 & 15 of June 2020

June 23, 2020

Participants at the Certified Sustainability Practitioner Program Digital Version welcomed Anna Zubets Anderson, Vice President – Senior Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service in New York.


As this program focuses on key challenges that professionals have to face in the field of Sustainability, Supply Chain, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Circular Economy all in light of the new normal, Anna presented Moody’s views and strategy on sustainability.


During her presentation she noted that market interest around ESG and UN SDGs alignment is increasing globally. “There is a growing focus on SDGs but there is a gap as we are not investing enough money towards SDGs,” she said. With Moody’s vision to establish ESG assessment standards to meet analytical needs of the credit analysis teams and broader market.

Moody’s objective is to improve transparency using the four ESG analytical tools:

– ESG taxonomy: What is ESG?

– Heat maps: Is ESG material to credit quality?

– Assessments: How is a specific issuer exposed to ESG risks?

– Credit opinions: How has ESG affected an issuer’s credit rating?


Trainees’ reaction was overwhelmingly positive (click here to see our newest testimonies). Moody’s is a sponsor to CSEs Leading global Certified Sustainability Program. More specifically, this program aims to equip business executives with updated knowledge and practical tools necessary to develop a sustainability vision and strategy, improve branding and ESG ratings, reduce stakeholder-related risks and lead sustainable companies to deliver economic returns.


CSE proudly announces that its first two Digital Trainings were sold out and spots for our upcoming trainings are already being reserved.

Click here to see all upcoming CSE’s Digital Programs aiming to help sustainability and other ESG professionals rise to any occasion and implement or upscale existing sustainability initiatives taking place in their organization.

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