Vice President, Global Impact and ESG

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KKR is seeking a Vice President, Global Impact and ESG to join the KKR Global Impact team.

The role will have a focus on supporting the assessment, management, and reporting of impact and ESG performance. This role would be based in our New York office and report to the Director, Sustainable Investing, and the co-heads of KKR Global Impact.

Responsibilities may include:

Responsibilities related to the investment process

  • Partnering with the investment team to help implement KKR’s impact management processes,including helping to assess a potential investment’s contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Work with KKR’s non-profit partners to evaluate sustainability context and impact thesis for potential Fund investments
  • Facilitate the oversight and assessment of impact and ESG-related performance as part of the portfolio management processes
  • Support KKR’s understanding of investable ESG and impact trends

Responsibilities related to supporting portfolio companies

  • Develop relationships with portfolio companies upon entering portfolio and supporting impact and ESG-related efforts over the life of the investment
  • Maintain system for monitoring risks and opportunities across the portfolio during ownership
  • Facilitate the collection and analysis of impact and ESG data from portfolio companies

Responsibilities related to investor engagement

  • Develop investor-facing reporting on portfolio company and fund-level impact performance, including both qualitative and quantitative content
  • Produce content for fundraising materials and a variety of investor requests for information

Responsibilities related to best practices and thought leadership

  • Develop thought leadership content to share with investors and the public on a proactive basis
  • Maintain and enhance KKR’s understanding of ESG and impact management best practices
  • Build strong relationships with other key players in the impact community, including non-profits, impact investing networks, and academic institutions

Critical Competencies for Success

  • Strong, proven understanding of the impact investment landscape, including relevant frameworks, networks, and key players
  • Experience working with investors or companies on ESG/sustainability issues
  • Ability to facilitate projects across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Trustworthy and accountable
  • Team-oriented
  • Quick learner with clear intellectual curiosity and self-motivation
  • Proven ability to manage demands of multiple teams and projects in a fast-paced work environment, including ability to prioritize time efficiently and handle heavy workloads while remaining attentive to detail
  • Aptitude for critical and creative thinking across the quantitative and qualitative spectrum
  • Outstanding oral and superior written communication skills, including the ability to read information/situations from varying perspectives and tailor messages to suit different audiences
  • Meticulous organization skills
  • Technical and aesthetic mastery of PowerPoint and other programs
  • Maturity, presence, sound judgment, and ability to form and express opinions effectively to cross-divisional teams including senior management

Ideal Experience

A successful candidate typically will have at least five years of experience with an MBA and/or other relevant degree (Masters, etc.) and a background in responsible investment, sustainability management, impact management and reporting, or associated fields.

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Vice President, Global Impact and ESG


Friday 13th March 2020


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