Managing Director, Sustainable Finance
Moody’s Investors Service
Rahul Ghosh is Managing Director, Sustainable Finance for Moody’s Investors Service.
In his role, Rahul leads the global analytical team responsible for the publication of Second Party Opinions, which assess how green, social and sustainability bonds and loans contribute and align to sustainability principles. Rahul also has global oversight for the credit rating agency’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) thought leadership, and manages a team responsible for co-ordinating high quality and impactful research and digital and in-person outreach and engagement.
Rahul is a regular participant at high-profile industry working groups, market briefings, external conferences and media engagements. He has represented 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 UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s advisory committee on credit ratings and the Green and Social Bond Principles working groups. 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 role, Rahul oversaw Moody’s ESG Solutions Group outreach and research activities globally with the sustainability stakeholder community. 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 analysing sovereign risk, sector performance and capital markets.
Rahul is the executive sponsor of Moody’s UK Multicultural Business Resource Group and was previously an impact leader chair for Moody’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in London. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Society of the UK.