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DEC 09, 2019

Detoxing Our Water

Detoxing Our Water

This past October, 2,000 people who had trained for and signed up to do an Ironman were told that the swimming portion of the event was cancelled for a reason they had not heard of before: toxic algae. This left many wondering what toxic algae is and how could its presence in the Ohio River have such an impact on an Ironman event? Over th...

NOV 18, 2019

Emerging Stronger from a Downturn at Growth Stage Companies

Emerging Stronger from a Downturn at Growth Stage Companies

Funding has flowed freely for the past 10 years, so it’s not a surprise that as speculation continues as to when a possible economic downturn may occur, CEOs are increasingly concerned about a more restrictive environment. For growth stage companies, the impact stretches well beyond the ability to raise capital. It threatens the core of what th...

NOV 06, 2019

Our Experience with KKR’s Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

Our Experience with KKR’s Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

KKR’s Social Enterprise Accelerator program (“Accelerator”) began in 2018 as a way to enable KKR employees to work with leading social enterprises. The program, which is part of the firm’s citizenship efforts, works in close collaboration with Echoing Green, a nonprofit whose mission is to discover emerging social entrepreneurs solving ...

OCT 29, 2019

KKR and BBP Win the SVCA’s First-Ever “ESG Award of Distinction”

KKR and BBP Win the SVCA’s First-Ever “ESG Award of Distinction”
By KKR

On October 8, 2019, The Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA) awarded KKR its first-ever “ESG Award of Distinction” for our investment in Barghest Building Performance (BBP) at its 10th SVCA Annual Awards. The SVCA introduced this new award to recognize efforts in the private equity and venture capital industry to ma...