Brian Cahill is the Managing Director and the Global Head of ESG for Moody’s Investors Service. In his role, Brian leads Moody's strategy for incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance factors - including climate risk - into credit ratings, analytics, research, and outreach. He also has overall responsibility for its debt capital market sustainable finance solutions such as second party opinions. He is responsible for ensuring that Moody's is at the forefront of meeting these growing market needs from investors, issuers, and other important stakeholders.
Brian has more than twenty-four years of credit experience at Moody's. He has coordinated Moody's Investors Service ESG initiative since 2014, building a strong platform for analytics, research, and outreach in respect of ESG.
Brian has held various senior analytical and management positions with Moody's. He joined the company in 1996, working first in Structured Finance and then in Corporate Finance. He was the regional head of the Asia Corporate Finance franchise from 2002 to 2020. In addition, he led the Asia project and infrastructure team from 2002 to 2018 and the Asia financial institutions team from 2009 to 2016. He was the country manager for Australia from 2005 to 2009.
Prior to joining Moody's, Brian practiced as a lawyer in London, New York, and Sydney. He received an MA and Master of Law from St. John's College, Cambridge University.