Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Overview

We believe knowledge fuels opportunities. The core purpose of our business is to provide insights that help equip participants in the global financial markets understand risks and move forward with critical insight. Our approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is rooted in that same belief.

Our Vision
We believe in a world where more people have access to opportunity, and where everyone has what they need to grow and thrive.

Our Purpose
We empower people with the knowledge, resources, and confidence they need to create a better future—for themselves, their communities, and the environment.

Our Focus areas

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Corporate Social Responsibility Grants

We make the greatest positive difference by aligning our philanthropic and volunteer efforts with our business expertise to address specific challenges that we are in a unique position to help.
As a global company. MAKS supports and provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations with demonstrated success in one of our three focus areas.
• Empowering people with financial knowledge
• Activating an environmentally sustainable future
• Helping young people reach their potential

Major Grants
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled

SkillAbility
SkillAbility is a special project that aims to help young people in Mumbai reach their potential. In all, 70 differently abled young adults have enrolled themselves to refine their skills at the Livelihood Resource Centre run by Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled. The project opens up greater opportunities for the youth in their pursuit of successful careers in various sectors, developing a diverse and inclusive pool of talent.

Self Reliant Initiative through Joint Action (SRIJAN)

Samarth
Moody’s has supported Self Reliant Initiative through Joint Action (SRIJAN) to empower women farmers of rural Odisha with the requisite financial knowledge to improve their income. The project has reached out to 200 women from Angul district, bringing them together to form a Farmer Producer Group and collects their produce through Village Level Collection Centers. They will promote their business through “agro supply chain models” and “value chain models.”

Best Practices Foundation

Nai Disha
Moody’s supports Best Practices Foundation in empowering marginalized communities of female sex workers (FSWs) living in Bangalore city. Under this initiative, 30 women shall receive mentoring and knowledge from financial experts to understand market, identify their own skills, and spot opportunities to float and grow their microenterprises. They shall be brought together as a Self Help unit to access credit, boost their confidence, and leverage opportunities to become successful entrepreneurs.

Society for Action in Community Health (SACH)

Project Jackfruit
SACH, with financial assistance from Moody’s, works with a group of 64 women in rural Meghalaya to introduce the concept of enterprise development and helps them understand the nuances of business. These women have also been trained to develop various products made of jackfruits, tapioca, pomelos, pineapples, and bananas that are available in their villages. The program instills in them the inspiration to become entrepreneurs.

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Technology for Livelihood
Moody’s and IIT-Delhi have partnered for a research project to develop a low-cost sheep hair shearing device to help shepherds. Currently, India imports the device but IIT-Delhi has developed this device indigenously, which can help reduce imports and expenses. The initiative shall train youth in villages, create employment, and increase the income of shepherds as fleece taken out in a mechanized manner fetches a higher price in the market.

Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organization (HESCO)

Swavlambi
HESCO has partnered with Moody’s to create an environmentally sustainable future. Under project “Swavlambi,” Moody’s has adopted Salga village in Uttarakhand to help it achieve sustainability and self-reliance. Sanitation, clean drinking water, organic farming, and income generating capacity are key areas of intervention that HESCO is ensuring through it's environmental and rural livelihood expertise. Salga shall serve as a model for villages in the Himalayan region.

Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE)

Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan
Moody’s supports Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) in its efforts to spread the requisite knowledge among students of municipal schools and their feeder communities in Delhi to create water-resilient and zero-waste schools and neighborhood communities. Over 1,635 children from the East Delhi Municipal Corporation’s schools benefited last year. CURE expects to reach over 2,675 children in this financial year

Learning Links Foundation

Math-E-Magic
Moody’s has been supporting Learning Links Foundation in its effort to establish and manage math labs in three government schools in Delhi, enabling students to achieve their potential with sharpened mathematical and critical-thinking skills. The initiative has benefitted over 4,084 students, from classes VI to VIII, and 39 teachers.

ChildFund India

Sustainable Nutrition Education and Health
Project SNEH, implemented by ChildFund India, has helped 2,150 children and 800 pregnant and lactating women belonging to tribal communities in the Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh combat malnutrition. The initiative promotes an integrated approach to manage malnutrition, including home-, community-, and institution-based care for children, and pregnant and lactating women that are at risk.

Sampark

Pravasi Kalyana
Sampark’s initiative pertaining to migrant construction workers and their children in Bengaluru has been funded by Moody’s to empower them with legal, social welfare, and financial knowledge, thus enabling them to voice their concerns and avail themselves of welfare services and government schemes meant for them. The project, Pravashi Kalyanam, has benefited over 500 construction workers and 250 children.


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Sharing our passion and purpose with the world

Empowering employees in communities all over the world to change people’s lives with their time, talent and resources. We make the greatest positive difference by aligning our philanthropic and volunteer efforts with our business expertise to address specific challenges that we are in a unique position to help. When we engage with nonprofit partners, our commitment goes beyond time and money. We complement partners’ knowledge with our services and other resources so that we can go further and faster. We support our employees and their engagement with nonprofits through a number of employee volunteering opportunities including Moody’s TeamUp™, Up2You, skills-based and pro bono volunteering, nonprofit board service, and employee giving programs.

Employee Volunteering Initiatives
Up2You

Employees active in their communities can take on a greater leadership role through Up2You. By applying to host events for nonprofit organizations, participants can rally teams of colleagues, friends and family members around causes that matter to them.

Moody’s TeamUp™

This signature employee engagement program invites global business units to participate in a team-based service activity during the workday that benefits the local community. By combining community service with internal team building, our employees strengthen colleague relationships while positively impacting our nonprofit partners.


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Expertise in Research

MAKS uses its expertise in financial research to analyze the charitable sector and creates reports that pinpoint organizations that are responsibly managed and have clear objectives. These reports also help potential donors identify organizations that would use their monetary aid effectively. Furthermore, MAKS’ consultancy work helps charitable groups understand their organizational strengths and improve their weaknesses

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In addition to reviewing and analyzing specific nonprofits/NGOs, MAKS also uses its expertise to evaluate charitable opportunities within various social sectors. We have made recommendations that have helped the healthcare, water and sanitation, education, giving in India, early childhood development, and women's welfare sectors by analyzing their national outlook, government and non-government initiatives, and utilization of international aid.

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CSR Policy

MAKS has developed CSR policies (applicable in India only) for its group companies in India in compliance with Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013 and the Rules notified thereafter.

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