The data and information contained in the Sustainable Investing section of the website, including the 2022 Sustainability Report (collectively, the “Sustainability Content”), are presented for informational purposes only. The Sustainability Content shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any interest, security, or investment product. The Sustainability Content is only as current as the date indicated and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons, and KKR assumes no obligation to update such content. Nothing contained herein constitutes investment, legal, tax, or other advice nor is it to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. The Sustainability Content should not be viewed as a current or past recommendation or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Sustainability Content is not and shall not be construed as an “advertisement” for purposes of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended, or an offer to purchase or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell, any security, service or product of or by any KKR entity, including but not limited to any investment advice, any investment fund, vehicle or account, any capital markets service, or any insurance product, including but not limited to (i) any investment funds, vehicles or accounts sponsored, advised or managed by (or any investment advice from) Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC, KKR Credit Advisors (Ireland) or other subsidiary, (ii) any capital markets services by KKR Capital Markets LLC (“KCM”) or any KCM affiliate outside the United States, or (iii) any insurance product offered by, or other insurance-related vehicles sponsored or managed by, Accordia Life and Annuity Company, Commonwealth Annuity and Life Insurance Company, Forethought Life Insurance Company, Global Atlantic Re Limited or any Global Atlantic insurance company.
The Sustainability Content contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Certain information contained in the Sustainability Content constitutes “forward-looking statements,” which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “seek,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate,” “intend,” “continue,” “target,” “plan,” “believe,” “strive,” “could,” “would,” “approximate,” “think,” “potential,” “continue,” “predict,” “intend,” the negatives thereof, other variations thereon, or comparable terminology. Furthermore, any projections or other estimates in the Sustainability Content, including estimates of returns or performance, are “forward-looking statements” and are based upon certain assumptions that may change. More broadly, statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts are based on current expectations, estimates, projections, opinions, or beliefs of KKR and its affiliates or its sources of information as of the date of the Sustainability Content. Due to various known and unknown risks, assumptions, and uncertainties related to the forward-looking statements in the Sustainability Content, including the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, actual events or results or actual performance could differ materially and adversely from those expressly or implicitly reflected, or contemplated, in such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results or actual performance. KKR has based these forward-looking statements on current expectations and assumptions about future events, taking into account all information currently known by KKR. These expectations and assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks and uncertainties; actual events are difficult to project and often depend upon factors that are beyond the control of the KKR and its affiliates. Additional risks of which KKR is not currently aware could cause actual results to differ. The risks and uncertainties that may affect the operations, performance and results of KKR’s business and forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the Sustainability Content and in the documents KKR files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, unless the context otherwise requires, the words “include,” “includes,” “including,” and other words of similar import are meant to be illustrative rather than restrictive.
Any forward-looking statement contained herein speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and KKR assumes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.
Certain information contained herein relating to any ESG, Impact, Responsible Investment initiatives or other similar industry frameworks is subject to change, and no assurance can be given that KKR will remain signatory, supporter, or member of such initiatives or other similar industry frameworks.
Certain information contained herein relating to any goals, targets, intentions, or expectations, including with respect to net-zero targets and related timelines, is subject to change, and no assurance can be given that such goals targets, intentions, or expectations will be met. The SDGs are aspirational in nature. The analysis involved in determining whether and how certain initiatives may contribute to the SDGs is inherently subjective and dependent on a number of factors. There can be no assurance that reasonable parties will agree on a decision as to whether certain projects or investments contribute to a particular SDG. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on the Firm’s application of the SDGs, as such application is subject to change at any time and in the Firm’s sole discretion. Further, statistics and metrics relating to ESG matters are estimates and may be based on assumptions or developing standards (including KKR’s internal standards and policies).
Similarly, there can be no assurance that KKR’s ESG policies and procedures as described in the Sustainability Content, including policies and procedures related to responsible investment or the application of ESG-related criteria or reviews to the investment process, including the ESG Scorecard, will continue; such policies and procedures could change, even materially, or may not be applied to a particular investment. KKR is permitted to determine in its discretion that it is not feasible or practical to implement or complete certain of its ESG initiatives, policies, and procedures based on cost, timing, or other considerations. Statements about ESG initiatives or practices related to portfolio companies do not apply in every instance and depend on factors including, but not limited to, the relevance or implementation status of an ESG initiative to or within the portfolio company; the nature and/or extent of investment in, ownership of or, control or influence exercised by KKR with respect to the portfolio company; and other factors as determined by investment teams, corporate groups, asset management teams, portfolio operations teams, companies, investments, and/or businesses on a case-by-case basis. Material ESG factors are only some of the many factors KKR considers in making an investment, and there is no guarantee that consideration of ESG factors will enhance long-term value and financial returns for fund investors. To the extent KKR engages with portfolio companies on ESG-related practices and potential enhancements thereto, there is no guarantee that such engagements will improve the financial or ESG performance of the investment. In addition, the act of selecting and evaluating material ESG factors is subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the criteria utilized or judgment exercised by KKR will reflect the beliefs or values, internal policies or preferred practices of investors, other asset managers or with market trends.
Except where opinions and views are expressly attributed to individuals, general discussions contained within the Sustainability Content regarding the market or market conditions represent the view of either the source cited or KKR. Nothing contained herein is intended to predict the performance of any investment. There can be no assurance that actual outcomes will match the assumptions or that actual returns will match any expected returns.
Case studies presented herein are for illustrative purposes only, and have been selected in order to provide examples illustrating KKR’s application of its ESG policies and procedures with respect to its portfolio investments and do not purport to be a complete list thereof. It should not be assumed that investments made in the future will be comparable in quality or performance to the investments described herein. Further, references to the investments included in the illustrative case studies should not be construed as a recommendation of any particular investment or security. Certain information was provided by third parties and certain statements reflect KKR’s beliefs as of the date hereof based on prior experience and certain assumptions that KKR believes are reasonable, but may prove incorrect. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
There can be no assurance that the operations and/or processes of the Company as described herein will continue, and such processes and operations may change, even materially. The actual investment process used for any or all of KKR’s investments may differ materially from the process described herein.
Descriptions of any ESG or impact achievements or improved practices or outcomes are not necessarily intended to indicate that KKR has substantially contributed to such achievements, practices, or outcomes. For instance, KKR’s ESG efforts may have been one of many factors — including such other factors as engagement by portfolio company management, advisors, and other third parties — contributing to the success described in each of the selected case studies. Further, the receipt of any awards by the Company or the portfolio companies described herein is no assurance that KKR’s investment objectives have been achieved or successful. Further, such awards are not, and should not be deemed to be, a recommendation or evaluation of KKR’s investment management business.
Certain information contained herein has been obtained from third parties, and in certain cases have not been updated through the date hereof. While these third party sources are believed to be reliable, KKR makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, fairness, reasonableness or completeness of any of the information contained herein, and expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability therefor. Actual results may differ materially from any forward-looking statements.
In the Sustainability Content, we are not using such terms as “material” or “materiality” as they are used under the securities or other laws of the U.S. or any other jurisdiction, or as they are used in the context of financial statements and financial reporting. Materiality, for purposes of the Sustainability Content should not, therefore, be read as equating to any use of the word in other KKR reporting or statements. "Material" ESG issues are defined as those issues that KKR, in its sole discretion, determines have - or have the potential to have - a substantial impact on an organization's ability to create or preserve economic value.
References to “KKR Capstone” or “Capstone” are to all or any of KKR Capstone Americas LLC, KKR Capstone EMEA LLP, KKR Capstone EMEA (International) LLP, KKR Capstone Asia Limited and their Capstone-branded subsidiaries, which employ operating professionals dedicated to supporting KKR deal teams and portfolio companies. In this document, views and other statements regarding the impact of initiatives in which KKR Capstone has been involved are based on KKR Capstone’s internal analysis and information provided by the applicable portfolio company. Such views and statements are based on estimates regarding the impact of such initiatives that have not been verified by a third party and are not based on any established standards or protocols. They can also reflect the influence of external factors, such as macroeconomic or industry trends, that are unrelated to the initiative presented.
The “Company” means KKR & Co. Inc. and its subsidiaries, which includes the Firm and Global Atlantic. The “Firm” means Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and the other subsidiaries of KKR & Co. Inc. that operate its asset management business, including capital markets activities but excluding its insurance business and certain other acquired businesses. “KKR” means the Firm and, when the context requires, includes the investment funds and vehicles managed or sponsored by the Firm. “Global Atlantic” means The Global Atlantic Financial Group LLC and its subsidiaries. “Portfolio companies” are companies held as investments by the investment funds and vehicles managed or sponsored by the Firm. Portfolio companies are not part of the Company, the Firm or KKR as defined. “We” and “our” refer to the Company or KKR, as the context requires, and do not include portfolio companies.