Scaling Up: KKR 2021 Sustainability Report

Scaling Up: 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.


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.

Content from this campaign

KKR 2021 Sustainability Report: Human Capital
Human capital issues have come to the fore recently as employers sought to keep employees safe amid an ongoing health crisis, address social justice issues, and recalibrate the employee value proposition. Amid these challenges, advancing a rewarding, inclusive culture is critical to a well-functioning, sustainable organization. OUR APPROACH We believe that a...
Oct 10, 2022 10:35 AM ET
KKR 2021 Sustainability Report: Employee Ownership at Work
Since 2011, we have focused on employee ownership and engagement as key drivers in building stronger companies throughout our private equity portfolio, first with our Americas Industrials investments and now more broadly across sectors and regions. The centerpiece of the strategy has been: Seeking to make everyone in the company an owner by granting to all...
Oct 3, 2022 9:15 AM ET
KKR 2021 Sustainability Report: Climate
Globally, there is an urgent need to take climate action and address related risks and opportunities as we transition to a lower carbon economy. The physical and transition effects of climate change can influence a business’ bottom line and its ability to compete in the future. We believe that proactively engaging on climate action is critical for all companies to drive performance and compete...
Sep 27, 2022 11:45 AM ET
KKR 2021 Sustainability Report: Driving Value Creation
OUR APPROACHWhen we are invested in a company, we leverage our investment model and our focus on operational and strategic improvements to drive value creation on ESG issues across our investments, where relevant. This includes ad hoc engagement as well as tools and resources and access to a network of experts. While we take a materiality-driven approach to...
Sep 22, 2022 10:00 AM ET
KKR 2021 Sustainability Report: Global Ambitions
Since formalizing our approach to ESG management in 2008, we have focused on supporting our companies' efforts on their business-relevant topics. We have also recognized that companies across sectors generally have responsibilities when it comes to managing a core set of issues, including climate, human capital, and data responsibility. In each area, we have aimed to pioneer value creation...
Sep 16, 2022 9:15 AM ET