KBRA Releases Research – Aviation: KBRA’s Framework for Incorporating ESG Risk Management in Credit Ratings

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases research on our approach to incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in the credit rating process for aviation companies.

Key Takeaways

  • Climate change is likely to affect various aviation assets in different ways, creating opportunities for some issuers and risks for others.
  • Environmental impacts on the aviation industry may result in higher capital expenditures as aviation companies adapt to their end users’ needs and regulatory changes.
  • Stakeholder engagement, especially managing consumer preferences and labor relations, has the potential to affect a company’s reputation and its ability to access capital, which is a key credit risk.
  • As part of our governance analysis, KBRA evaluates the issuer’s risk management policies, regulatory oversight, government relations, cybersecurity plans, and record of managing through geopolitical risks.

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