Moody’s Launches SDG Alignment Screening Tool for Investors

Moody’s ESG Solutions announced the launch SDG Alignment Screening. It is a new data solution aimed at enabling investors to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into investment strategies, funds, indices, and reporting.

The data solution by Moody’s provides data for approximately 5,000 listed companies covering over 300 data points, employing a screening methodology that adopts a dual materiality approach, meaning that it captures both the contributions that a company makes to the SDGs through its products and services, as well as a company’s impact on the SDGs through its management systems and stakeholder relations.

The UN SDGs refer to the 17 categories of strategic goals adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by world leaders in September 2015. The aim is to protect the planet and improve quality of life globally. The UN SDGs set targets to achieve a broad range of aspirational goals, including ending poverty and hunger, improving education, and protecting the environment.

Earlier n August, Moody’s ESG also launched a Global Compact Screening tool, aimed at enabling investors and market participants to evaluate the alignment of companies with the sustainability-focused principles of the United Nations Global Compact.