The Health of Nations:
Treating and Preventing Disease
We are in a period of tremendous medical innovation. We are also in a period of great medical need. People in industrialized countries are faced with unprecedented levels of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression. People in developing countries and emerging markets face a different set of health issues, including infectious diseases, chronic malnutrition, and environmental hazards such as poor air quality and contaminated water. There are compelling economic and humanitarian opportunities for investors to be a part of the solution to these challenges by investing behind product commercialization, medical innovation, and health care delivery systems.
Creating Health Care Solutions
Across the health care spectrum, KKR portfolio companies are moving the needle by creating innovative health care solutions and systems, advancing diagnostic capabilities, and researching cures.
Promoting Employee Wellness
By focusing on wellness and safety at the Firm and portfolio levels, we believe we are able to offer more value to employees while also creating more value for our fund investors.
Our Focus on Parental Support Policies
KKR’s commitment to promoting health and wellness for our employees extends beyond our traditional health care benefits to encompass a growing range of parental leave and support policies and practices. During 2015, we extended several policies that we believe will help drive our Firm’s strategy of attracting, developing, and retaining the best possible talent.