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New Private Markets talks to Pete Stavros, partner and co-head of Americas private equity at KKR, about the firm’s approach to giving employees equity in their companies, and how it could catch on.
KKR’s industrials team routinely gives equity to a portfolio company’s entire workforce. Is this the future of private equity investment?
A new focus on portfolio company workers will help cement private equity’s license to operate, writes Steffen Meister, executive chairman of Partners Group’s board of directors.
The investment firm has stepped up its ESG goals and aims for 75% of portfolio company employees to benefit from a value sharing mechanism.
Mental health
The private equity firm is one of several to have launched programmes to help employees get through the crisis.
Private real estate veteran Sonny Kalsi is pushing aggressive recruiting policies at BentallGreenOak before the momentum fades from this summer’s protests against racial injustice. Measures include a 66.7% minorities and women minimum recruitment target and financial penalties for missing it.
Tailwinds are growing stronger for the responsible investing movement as coronavirus and political upheaval rock the globe.

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