About This Report
Since we published our first ESG report, we remain committed to sharing our progress transparently and consistently. This 2017 ESG and Citizenship Report provides an account of our activities during 2017 and is our eighth such document addressing our responsible investment approach and progress.
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. To foster dialogue about responsible investment policies and practices with our fund investors, KKR publicly shares our responses to the PRI Limited Partners’ Responsible Investment Due Diligence Questionnaire, available at kkresg.com/ddq. When writing this report, we considered the Global Reporting Initiative principles for defining report content and quality.
We evaluate ESG issues with respect to several asset classes; thus, this report 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 report, “portfolio company” refers to the companies held in our private equity funds, unless otherwise noted. The data contained in this report are based on those assets/investments held in our portfolio during the 2017 calendar year along with select forward-looking initiatives for 2018. All information and data in this report are as of December 31, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities 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), please visit KKR’s website at www.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 and #KKR40for40.