Moody’s announced today the appointment of Emilie Mazzacurati to the newly created position of Global Head of Climate Solutions. In her new role, Mazzacurati be responsible for overseeing the climate solutions suite within Moody’s ESG Solutions Group.

Mazzacurati will report to Andrea Blackman, Global Head of Moody’s ESG Solutions. Moody’s launched the ESG Solutions group in September, aiming to leverage the company’s data and expertise across ESG, climate risk, and sustainable finance, and to align with Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) and Moody’s Analytics (MA) in order to deliver a comprehensive, integrated suite of ESG customer solutions.

Mazzacurati founded climate risk-focused market intelligence provider Four Twenty Seven in 2012, and has served since as the company’s CEO. Moody’s acquired a majority stake in Four Twenty Seven in 2019 and recently took full ownership.

According Moody’s, its climate solutions suite provides risk measurement and evaluation tools to understand, quantify and manage climate risks for physical and transition risk, informing due diligence and risk disclosure in line with the recommendations from the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The company has also integrated risk analytics from Moody’s ESG Solutions, including data from Four Twenty Seven, into Moody’s Analytics risk management tools, and the group’s climate data and insights are increasingly being leveraged in Moody’s Investors Service credit analysis.

Blackman said:

“As global awareness and recognition of the financial risks posed by climate change increase, Moody’s is committed to meeting market needs for forward-looking, science-driven climate analytics that help advance a resilient financial system, responsible capitalism, and the greening of the economy. Emilie’s extensive climate expertise will be vital to our continued development of climate solutions and to ensuring that Moody’s is a leading voice in this important area.”