Beginning in 2015, we deepened our corporate engagement efforts by providing more internal and external impact opportunities for employees and our shared communities.

Matching Gift Program

The KKR Employee Matching Gift Program matches employee donations to eligible nonprofit organizations dollar for dollar up to $4,000 per employee annually to incentivize employee giving and community involvement. Since its launch in 2013, the program has provided more than $1 million to nonprofit organizations across the globe.

KKR Speaker Series

We continued our KKR Speaker Series, introducing our executives to new organizations and thought leaders, and introducing employees to opportunities for community involvement. In 2016, we hosted a range of speakers from humanitarians, to Fortune 100 CEOS, to academic thought leaders – offering our employees exposure to diverse ideas and experiences.

Nonprofit Board Service Opportunities

We are committed to connecting KKR executives with nonprofit board service opportunities. To date, we have successfully placed approximately 50 executives on nonprofit boards. Through ongoing engagement and partnership, employees in these roles interact in a meaningful way with key nonprofits and the populations they serve.

Support for Social Enterprises

As a way to engage with impact investing, KKR provides pro bono consulting services to social enterprises – businesses that put social impact on a par with or ahead of financial impact. Since 2013, employees from KKR and KKR Capstone1 have provided financial, operational, and analytical expertise to six organizations.

The program began in Asia with East Bali Cashews (2013), Glovax Biotech Corporation (2014), and Banyan Nation (2015)2 and then expanded to the United States in 2016 to engage more KKR employees and further harness the power of social enterprises around the world. Employees provided business guidance and broader strategic advice to New York-based social enterprise Piece & Co. and Los Angeles-based nonprofit Homeboy Industries.

To help ensure that we adhere to best practices and to maximize our effectiveness, we partner with leading impact investing firms, including the Global Impact Investing Network, Impact Investment Exchange Asia, and Tideline Partners.

[1] KKR Capstone is not a subsidiary or affiliate of KKR.

[2] East Bali Cashews, Glovax Biotech Corporation, and Banyan Nation are not KKR portfolio companies.