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Kuchtyak MattMatt Kuchtyak is Vice President – Sustainable Finance for Moody’s Ratings. In this capacity, Matt leads a team of analysts in the Americas responsible for the publication of Second Party Opinions (SPOs), which provide an opinion on the overall sustainability quality of a financial instrument or financing framework.

In his role, Matt is also responsible for the origination and publication of thematic research related to the global sustainable finance markets. He also leads outreach and engagement on sustainable finance issues, cultivating relationships with investors, intermediaries, issuers and other market participants. He frequently participates in high-profile outreach including investor briefings, webinars, third-party conferences and media engagements. Matt also represents Moody’s on a variety of industry initiatives, such as the International Capital Market Association’s Green Bond Principles working groups.

Before his current role, Matt was an analyst on the ESG team, where he advanced the rating agency’s efforts to incorporate ESG considerations systematically and transparently into its credit ratings. He was a key contributor to the development of Moody’s cross-sector ESG methodology, launch of ESG Issuer Profile Scores and Credit Impact Scores and the development of Carbon Transition Assessments. He was also the lead analyst for Moody’s Green Bond Assessments. Previously, Matt was a credit analyst in the US Public Finance Group, where he served as a lead analyst for a diverse portfolio of hospitals, public and private universities and other not-for-profits.

Matt holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science summa cum laude from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Event Name The State of Sustainable Finance
Event Date 2024-05-01

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