About This Update
This 2016 ESG and Citizenship Update provides an abbreviated account of our activities during 2016. This is our seventh report addressing our responsible investment approach and progress. For more detail, view our full 2015 ESG and Citizenship Report and supplemental materials, available here.
We seek to align our reporting efforts with leading frameworks and methodologies. As a signatory to the voluntary framework of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), we organize our key performance indicators around the PRI’s six principles. Increasingly, KKR is working with our fund investors to foster dialogue about responsible investment policies and practices. As part of this, for the first time, KKR is publicly sharing responses to the PRI Limited Partners’ Responsible Investment Due Diligence Questionnaire, available at kkresg.com/ddq. When writing this update, we also considered the Global Reporting Initiative principles for defining report content and quality.
We evaluate ESG issues with respect to several asset classes; thus, this update describes the initiatives and the integration of ESG issues in the investment processes for both our private equity investment process and private equity portfolio companies as well as for select non-private equity asset classes such as energy and infrastructure, real estate, and special situations, unless otherwise noted. As used in this update, “portfolio company” refers to the companies held in our private equity funds, unless otherwise noted. The data contained in this update are based on those assets/investments held in our portfolio during the 2016 calendar year along with select forward-looking initiatives for 2017. All information and data in this update are as of December 31, 2016, unless otherwise noted.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners’ capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), visit KKR’s website at kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.
We value feedback on our ESG-related efforts and citizenship program. We welcome your questions and comments on both our update and our performance. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the feedback form on our report microsite: kkresg.com/contact. Join the conversation on Twitter using #KKRESG.