Moody's Leader Named on the 2020 OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives List

Jan 19, 2021 2:25 PM ET

NEW YORK, January 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Moody’s Corporation today announced that Patrick Mispagel, MD-Sustainable Finance, Moody’s ESG Solutions was named on the 2020 OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives List, supported by Yahoo! Finance. This marks the second time Mr. Mispagel has been included on this prestigious list, which recognizes successful senior LGBT+ business executives.

“I am honored to be named on the 2020 OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives List,” said Patrick Mispagel. “LGBT+ discrimination is still widely prevalent, which makes visibility across such a diverse range of sectors, locations and profiles so important.”

For more than 18 years, Patrick has been helping to drive Moody’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives. He serves on Moody’s EMEA LGBTA Business Resource Group (BRG) Steering Committee and as an EMEA D&I Ambassador. Additionally, he co-founded the company’s Asia Pacific LGBTA BRG and has hosted and been featured in numerous events, including the Global AIDS Day Red Run team and an external recruitment webcast for LGBT+ professionals.

“Moody’s congratulates Patrick for being recognized on the 2020 OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives List,” said DK Bartley, Chief Diversity Officer, Moody’s. “We are proud of his efforts to champion inclusion and inspire the next generation of LGBT+ talent. As a company, Moody’s is committed to providing a supportive workplace where all employees can thrive as their authentic selves.”   

Those on the 2020 OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives List were nominated by peers and colleagues, or put themselves forward. Nominations were reviewed by an OUTstanding judging panel who scored each person on the influence of their role, their impact on staff inside and outside the workplace, and their business achievements.

To view the full OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives List, visit or follow the conversation at #OUTRoleModels20.

To learn more about Moody’s global efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, visit


About INvolve and OUTstanding

OUTstanding is part of INvolve, the consultancy and global network championing diversity and inclusion in business. Through the delivery of events, programmes, thought leadership and advisory services, INvolve helps firms drive cultural change and create inclusive workplaces where any individual can succeed. INvolve also publishes EMpower, HERoes and OUTstanding role model lists annually, recognizing and celebrating business leaders and future leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and inspiring the next generation of diverse talent.

About Moody’s Corporation

Moody’s (NYSE: MCO) is a global risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Its data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions, and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 11,400 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines international presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets. Learn more at


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