KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. With offices in over 20 cities across 16 countries and 4 continents, KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life, and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.

As a firm we manage investments across multiple asset classes and as individuals we are encouraged to think creatively to solve problems, explore opportunities, take on new responsibilities and challenges, put our clients first and contribute to our communities. We often measure success over years, not quarters. We value integrity in all that we do, whether it’s presenting numbers accurately or being open and honest with a portfolio company executive. People want to do business with those they like and trust. It’s a mantra instilled in all of us from the top down.

At KKR, we believe that diverse teams increase performance and produce better results. Teams consisting of employees with varied backgrounds and perspectives will help strengthen our Firm and our investment decisions. Therefore, in an effort to enhance the diversity of our organization, we are particularly focused on recruiting talent that will bring different experiences, capabilities, skills and viewpoints to our organization.


KKR is seeking a Manager to join the KKR Public Affairs team with a focus on supporting the assessment and management of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues across the investment process. This role would be based in our New York office and report to the Managing Director for Sustainable Investing. The team is responsible for facilitating the consideration of ESG, regulatory, and reputational issues throughout KKR’s investment process, including the management of KKR’s ESG-focused value creation programs for its portfolio companies. See www.kkresg.com.


A successful candidate typically will have five years of work experience and a background in responsible investment, sustainability management, or associated fields.


Responsibilities related to the Firm’s ESG management efforts

  • Support the implementation of ESG strategies for various asset classes
  • Engage with or manage partnerships with various stakeholders, including relationships with NGOs and industry collaborations
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date presentation materials for meetings with various stakeholder groups
  • Help coordinate KKR’s ESG Committee and Sustainability Expert Advisory Council projects
  • Drive research on a variety of sustainability topics related to the firm’s ESG management efforts
  • Monitor developments and maintain an up-to-date understanding of evolving ESG integration standards

Responsibilities related to supporting portfolio companies

  • Maintain system for monitoring risks and opportunities across the portfolio during ownership
  • Support portfolio companies’ efforts to understand and improve their performance on relevant ESG topics

Responsibilities related to Investor Engagement

  • Support fund-level and/or public reporting on performance
  • Produce content for fundraising materials and a variety of investor requests for information


  • Strong, proven understanding of the responsible investment or sustainability landscape
  • Experience working with investors or companies on ESG/sustainability issues, such as experience with sustainability reporting
  • Ability to facilitate projects across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Trustworthy and accountable
  • Quick learner with clear intellectual curiosity and proven track record of being a self-starter
  • Team-oriented with a 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 written communication skills, including the ability to read information/situations from varying perspectives and tailor messages to suit different audiences
  • Meticulous organization and project management 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
  • Passion for achieving a more sustainable economy

KKR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/VET/DISABILITY

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KKR is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable law.

To Apply

Please visit the KKR careers website.