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Our Approach

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.

Learn more about Sustainable Operations in our 2021 Report


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Our culture is based on our one-Firm approach — the idea that everyone participates in everything we do.

We believe that different perspectives will enhance performance, and we strive to create a workplace environment where employees thrive both professionally and personally.

Learn more about our efforts to recruit, invest in, develop, and retain exceptional diverse talent in our 2021 Report

Scaling Up: DEI Highlights1

  • 100% score from the Human Rights Campaign’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index
  • 5x increase the number of senior women (partners and managing directors)
  • 28% women in investing roles, up from 9%
  • 5x increase in individuals from historically underrepresented groups (HUGs) in investment roles (U.S. only)
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We believe successful companies are only as strong as the communities in which they operate.

In 2021, we helped our shared communities in their ongoing efforts to rebuild and recover from the reverberating effects of the pandemic. Our $50 million COVID-19 Relief Effort strives to meaningfully help those most affected by the pandemic and its resultant economic dislocation.

Learn more about how we are acting as a responsible corporate citizen in our communities in our 2021 Report

Scaling Up: 2021 Highlights

  • $21+ mm to 75+ nonprofits through our COVID-19 Relief Effort
  • 171 businesses supported through KKR Small Business Builders
  • $10+ mm dispersed through employee donations and KKR’s enhanced matching gifts program

For a comprehensive assessment of our work, read the KKR COVID-19 Relief Effort Progress Report


From our global operations to those of our portfolio companies, KKR has an ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.

Although the majority of our Firm’s environmental impact arises from the activities of our portfolio companies, we are taking steps to reduce KKR’s direct footprint as well.

Learn more about how we manage our environmental footprint in our 2021 Report

Scaling Up: 2021 Highlights

  • 7 new offices2 opened or renovated, and “smart” digital offices created for creativity and collaboration
  • 4th annual calculation of our GHG footprint
  • 4th consecutive year achieving carbon neutrality


Corporate governance is critical to maintaining and sustaining our license to operate and ultimately KKR’s ongoing success. Our management team, in close partnership with our Board of Directors, is committed to operating KKR in an ethical manner to produce long-term value.

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We recognize the trust our clients and communities place in us, and we expect all our employees to conduct business in compliance with applicable ethical, business, and legal standards. We set clear commitments to drive progress and facilitate transparency.

Business Ethics

Our Firm is committed to creatIng a strong culture of compliance to ethically deliver on our commitments to our stakeholders, our business partners, and one another. We utilize various support mechanisms to guide ethical conduct in KKR’s business activities and interactions.

Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection

Data and privacy are protected through a system of governing policies, dedicated professionals, and oversight. We utilize advanced threat detection and mitigation technologies, conduct employee training, and monitor the performance of our security infrastructure through internal and third-party audits.

1 Since the formation of KKR’s Inclusion and Diversity Council in 2014; as of December 31, 2021

2 Offices in New York (30 Hudson Yards, 10 Hudson Yards, and 4 World Trade Center), London, Paris, Stockholm, and Hong Kong