About the KKR 2021 Sustainability Report
Since the publication of our first environmental, social, and governance (ESG) report in 2011, we have been committed to sharing our progress transparently and consistently. The scope of this 2021 Sustainability Report represents a significant expansion of previous KKR ESG, Impact, and Citizenship reports.
This new content structure comprises two key sections:
- Sustainable Investing1, which covers sustainability-related activities in our investments, including how we integrate ESG considerations in our investment process (ESG Integration Across Asset Classes); what we do to drive value creation across key issues (Driving Value Creation); and examples of where we invest to advance sustainability solutions (Global Impact Strategy).2
- Sustainable Operations, which covers sustainability-related activities at the Firm level, as part of KKR’s operations, including how we attract, develop, and retain talent (People); act as responsible corporate citizens in our communities (Communities); manage our environmental footprint (Environment); and advance responsible business practices (Governance).
To learn more, read About This Report.
We believe we can have the greatest influence through the investment decisions we make. As such, we recognize the importance of managing the resources entrusted to us in a way that creates value for our investors and the world we share. We continue to refine and deepen our approach and Firm resources to create value through our investments.
ESG Integration Across Asset Classes
We believe ESG issues are business issues and that integrating ESG factors into the investment life cycle helps us make better investments.
Driving Value Creation
We strive to collaborate with companies, bringing operational expertise to enable our shared success.
KKR Global Impact Strategy
KKR’s dedicated private equity strategy invests in businesses delivering solutions to significant societal challenges.
Our commitment to sustainability extends to our operations — from creating an inclusive workplace and building stronger communities to managing our environmental footprint and protecting the data entrusted to us. In all our actions, we strive to act with integrity to maintain the trust of those who depend on us.
We believe our people are the key to our success, and we are deeply committed to ensuring we are a Firm that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional talent.
We work to create healthy, inclusive, thriving communities through our investments, philanthropic grants, and leadership.
We seek to promote environmental stewardship by responsibly managing our operational footprint.
As fiduciaries of capital, we strive to conduct ourselves with integrity in everything we do to maintain the trust of our clients and other stakeholders.
In an effort to advance the sustainability and transparency of our investment approach and operations, we continue to expand our sustainability disclosures. Our goal is to provide relevant, consistent, comparable, and reliable data and information that is decision-useful for our stakeholders.
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1 Sustainable investing as used and defined by KKR herein, which may differ from the technical definition of “sustainable investments” in Art. 2 No. 17 of how it is defined by the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
2 The above is for information purposes only. It shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy Interests.
3 Carbon neutral means any greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions derived from a defined scope of company’s activities are balanced by an equivalent amount being removed, including through the use of offsets. In this report, carbon neutrality refers to KKR’s status at the Firm level for our office-based footprint.