Investment information service and rating company Moody’s announced today the appointment of Sabine Lochmann to the newly created role of Global Head of Moody’s ESG Measures. In her new position, Lochmann will lead the ESG measures business within Moody’s ESG Solutions Group.

Moody’s established the ESG Solutions Group in September 2020, leveraging the firm’s data and expertise across ESG, climate risk, and sustainable finance, and aligning with Moody’s Investors Service and Moody’s Analytics groups to deliver a comprehensive, integrated suite of ESG customer solutions. The group develops tools and analytics that identify, quantify, and report on the impact of ESG-related risks and opportunities. Moody’s ESG measures include ESG data, scores, assessments, controversy monitoring, screening tools, portfolio construction, and review and benchmarking tools that help identify material factors affecting ESG performance, risks and opportunities as well as the impact companies and organizations have on key stakeholders. 

Lochmann will also continue as President of ESG research, data and assessments provider Vigeo Eiris. Moody’s acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris in April 2019, recently rebranding it as V.E, an Affiliate of Moody’s. Prior to joining Vigeo Eiris in 2019, Lochmann served as President and CEO of management and HR consultancy BPI Group.

Lochmann will report to Andrea Blackman, Global Head of Moody’s ESG Solutions. Blackman said:

“Our customers are increasingly seeking ESG information as a key input for strategic planning, investment decisions, and risk analysis. Moody’s is committed to meeting market needs by providing trusted data, insights and standards that help decision makers act with confidence. Sabine’s extensive expertise will be key to the continued development of Moody’s ESG solutions suite and support our mission to advance clarity, knowledge and fairness in an interconnected world.”