People, Planet, Purpose

At KFG, Sustainable Investment Practices are Non-negotiable - from the Start

We integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria into our investment decision-making process to create and protect long-term value. Beginning in September 2022, every investment decision begins with an ESG screening process that assesses:

ESG
Governance

Sustainable Business Practices

Care for
People

Safeguards for the Environment

Care for Community

We Partner with our Portfolio Companies on ESG

We assess ESG risks and opportunities at the earliest stages of market research and deal screening and carry that focus through post-acquisition, working with our Portfolio companies to maintain long-term alignment and fine-tune our ESG strategy and leadership. We seek input from a diverse team of advisors, and partner with our portfolio companies to drive long term success.

We Connect with the ESG Community

We strive to be leaders in ESG through innovation and connectivity.

United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI)

We are a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).

Learn about the UN Principals

Venture ESG

KFG is partnering with Venture ESG, a non-profit developing ESG frameworks for the Venture Capital industry.

Learn about VentureESG

Novata

KFG is collaborating with Novata, an ESG solution for private markets.

Learn about Novata

Tensie Whelan, Director for Sustainable Business at New York University’s Stern Business School

Tensie spoke about Return on Sustainability Investment (ROSI) in her Keynote speech at KFG’s March 2022 Sustainability Summit.

Learn about ROSI

See the HBR Article

We Measure Progress through Accountability

We don’t just talk about ESG, we live it. We hold ourselves accountable by:

1

Reviewing our ESG Policy and Guidelines annually to stay on the leading edge of ESG excellence

2

Using our ESG Investment Screening Questionnaire to screen potential investments and screen out investments that fail to meet our standards

3

We value ESG education and sponsor or participate in 3-4 ESG investment-related events each year

4

We commit to continually build and engage a wide and diverse set of advisors to enhance our ability to accurately frame, measure, and assess progress on ESG issues