Creating Sustainable Value

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Integration In The Pre-Investment PhaseImproved our diligence process by instituting a regular meeting of crossfunctional experts to review new and pending investments from an ESG perspective, while also developing tools to better record and monitor ESG issues raised in the diligence process.

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$365million in
financial impact

Partnering With Our Portfolio On The EnvironmentContinued to expand the Green Portfolio Program and achieved more than $365 million in cost savings and revenue and avoided 810,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, 2.2 million tons of waste, and 300 million liters of water use through the results of 13 companies since 2008.

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Partnering With Our Portfolio On Responsible SourcingExpanded the Responsible Sourcing Initiative by providing customized assessments of sourcing policies and protocols for more than 20 private equity portfolio companies, and by developing a series of webinars to be executed in 2012.

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Additional ResourcesMore information on KKR’s approach to ESG issues, the private equity industry, and sustainability best practices.

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Vets @ WorkDesigned and implemented Vets @ Work, an initiative aimed at recruiting and hiring veterans across KKR’s portfolio of private equity companies...

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Investing In SolutionsEnhanced our portfolio with four new investments that address societal needs. In 2011, we completed three transactions with renewable energy companies and one investment in a leading water treatment and recycling solution provider...

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Partnering With Our InvestorsEngaged more robustly with investors on our ESG priorities and initiatives...

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Expanding External PartnershipsStrengthened our network of external partners and advisors on the environment, transparency, responsible sourcing, anti-corruption, and other issues, including new working relationships with organizations such as Transparency International...