A New World:

Adapting to Climate Change

Energy Use and Innovation

Across asset classes, we support our companies’ efforts to reduce energy use and associated costs. From private equity portfolio companies to infrastructure investments, there are both universal and differentiated ways that we work with companies to improve energy efficiency, through efforts such as:

  • KKR’s Green Solutions Platform
  • Customized support from our internal ESG experts
  • Partnerships with organizations in the larger KKR network
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Energy Cost Reductions

In 2015, KKR Capstone’s full-time energy efficiency expert worked with seven investments in our North America real estate and private equity portfolios on projects estimated to reduce energy costs by approximately $2.3 million over time.


Green Solutions Platform

After nearly eight years of meaningful environmental and financial impact from our flagship environmental program, the Green Portfolio Program, we recognized that there were opportunities to broaden the scope of our work. In 2015, we relaunched the Green Portfolio Program as the Green Solutions Platform (GSP).

This new program:

  • Expands the focus from eco-efficiency efforts at our private equity portfolio companies to also include eco-innovation and eco-solutions across four asset classes
  • Provides a broader and more flexible model, aligning with the changing needs and nature of our portfolio of investments

Sustainability Innovation Summit

To leverage the knowledge and experiences of our portfolio companies, nonprofit partners, and other leading external organizations, KKR brought together nearly 50 attendees to share sustainability best practices and bolster engagement. The two-day KKR Sustainability Innovation Summit held in late 2015 aimed to help accelerate the adoption of best practices, including those of energy efficiency, at portfolio companies.

EDF Fellowship: Analyzing Energy Efficiency Opportunities

KKR hosted a summer Climate Corps fellow from Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to identify, evaluate, and implement energy and resource efficiency improvements at private equity and real estate portfolio companies. Four assessment and analysis tools were developed to aid in measuring and benchmarking portfolio companies’ energy performance and potential outcomes from efficiency and solar projects.

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