Professions with Purpose

Dec 17, 2018 9:35 AM ET
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“It’s rewarding to hear Ray McDaniel say the ESG Initiative is a key company objective. That gives me a greater sense of purpose and helps contextualize the impact of my work.” -Simone Andrews Associate Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service

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Simone Andrews, an Associate Analyst in our RRS group within Moody’s Investors Service, grew up in Houston, Texas. She saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Ike on the Gulf Coast in 2008 and of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Simone knew she wanted to find a career that combined her personal passion for environmental policy with her professional skills and abilities. When Moody’s created four new positions for Associate Analysts on our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team in 2017, she jumped at the opportunity. Now Simone helps investors around the world better understand the financial and credit risks of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

“It’s rewarding to hear (President & CEO) Ray McDaniel say the ESG Initiative is a key company objective,” Simone says. “That gives me a greater sense of purpose and helps contextualize the impact of my work.”

Every day at Moody’s, we see game-changing contributions from young men and women like Simone. Margaret Rienecker, Managing Director of Global Ratings and Research Support, says the group is laying the foundation for Associate Analysts to evolve into the Lead Analysts of the future.

“I see firsthand how Moody’s potential is enriched by the energy of our early-career talent,” Margaret says. “We’re committed to understanding what’s important to them and providing the opportunities and support they need.” 

Read Moody's 2017 CSR Report