Rahul Ghosh
Global Head of Sustainable Finance

Rahul Ghosh is a Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance for Moody’s Ratings. In this role, Rahul is responsible for Moody's Ratings’ strategy to systematically and transparently incorporate material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors – including climate considerations – into credit ratings, analytics, research and outreach. He also leads analytical teams that produce assessments on the credentials of sustainable debt instruments and financing frameworks (Second Party Opinions) and the strength of entities’ carbon transition plans (Net Zero Assessments).

Rahul regularly takes part in high-profile industry working groups, market briefings, external conferences and media engagements. He represents Moody’s as a member of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, a market-led initiative to develop a risk management and disclosure framework for nature-related risks. He also represents Moody’s on the Principles for Responsible Investment's advisory committee on credit ratings and the International Capital Market Association’s Green and Social Bond Principles advisory council. He has presented on the impact of climate change on global credit markets at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, and on sustainable finance trends at the International Finance Corporation’s Global Debt Mobilization Conference.

Before his current position, Rahul held several roles driving thought leadership on sustainable finance and ESG-related activities across Moody's. He also previously worked in Moody’s Credit Strategy & Research team where he was responsible for global emerging market (EM) thought leadership. Prior to joining Moody’s in 2013, Rahul was the Head of Asia at BMI Research (Fitch Solutions) in Singapore, leading a team of macroeconomists and industry specialists in analyzing sovereign risk, sector performance and capital markets.

Rahul is the executive sponsor of Moody’s UK Multicultural Business Resource Group. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Edinburgh and a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Society of the UK.

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