21 Dec '11, 7pm

KKR's Green Portfolio Program Show How Smart Investments See Green

KKR's Green Portfolio Program Show How Smart Investments See Green

Today, private equity giant Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR) announced the third year of results for its Green Portfolio Program , a project we launched together in 2008 . We piloted the program with only a handful of KKR companies and our goal was to demonstrate that private equity firms are well-positioned to take advantage of environmental management at the portfolio level. Fast-forward three years, and KKR's now-global program is reaping financial and environmental benefits at a scale that makes it clear that business and environmental performance go hand in hand. Through a range of operational improvements at 14 companies around the world, the Green Portfolio Program has achieved over $365 million in operating cost savings and avoided 810,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 2.6 million tons of waste and 300 million liters of water since 2008. These port...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/12/21/kkrs-green-portfo...

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