ESG Scores Explained - Latin America: Corporates, Utilities and Banks

Navigating the Five-Point Scale

In this session, senior analysts will review the approach to the new ESG Issuer Profile and Credit Impact Scores. They will provide key highlights from the analysis about the impact of ESG on credit for Latin American corporates, utilities and banks in the region.

  • How do the scores enhance integration of ESG considerations into credit ratings? 
  • How do issuers in Latin America compare to global peers? 
  • Discussion of selected case studies in the region


Important Details about the New Scores:

Issuer Profile Scores (IPS) are separate environmental, social and governance scores that assess an entity’s exposure to the categories of ESG that MIS regards as the most material to credit. The assessment of the exposure to E, S and G risks or benefits is based on the general ESG principles described in the methodology, and the scores provide a consistent way to express this assessment.

ESG Credit Impact Scores (CIS) reflect the impact of ESG considerations on the rating of an issuer or transaction. Whereas the E, S and G profile scores are based on an issuer’s or transaction’s outright exposure to ESG risks or benefits and ESG specific mitigants, the CIS places ESG considerations in the context of the issuer’s other credit drivers that are material to a given rating.

  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
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    Marianna Waltz Managing Director - Head of LatAm Ratings and Research Moody's Investors Service Bio
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    Nymia Almeida Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
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    Barbara Mattos Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance Group Moody's Investors Service Bio
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    Adrian Garza Vice President-Senior Analyst Moody's Investors Service Bio
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    Ana Rayes AVP-Analyst Moody’s Investors Service Bio
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    Rodrigo Marimon Analyst, Financial Institutions Group Moody´s Investors Service
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