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Today’s businesses compete in a global marketplace that’s buffeted by ever-shifting economic, political, social, and environmental forces. Companies that place a priority on acting in fair-minded, forward-looking, and environmentally sensitive ways are better positioned to achieve strong, long-term revenue growth and profitability. At Kohlberg, we strive to form investment partnerships with companies that embrace this more enlightened definition of success, and as long-term investors, we must look beyond today’s risks and opportunities to consider those that are likely to exist many years in the future.

Sustainability is a key tenet of our investment philosophy

We integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations deeply into our investment process.

From our thesis-driven white paper research, to investment screening, to our due diligence phases, our approach to ESG impacts and informs our relationships with our portfolio companies. For us, ESG excellence means not just best practices in compliance and risk avoidance, but also an integration of defining, implementing and measuring sustainability improvement initiatives as an integral part of our value creation plan. For more details, see our ESG Report

Advancing and activating diversity in all its dimensions

Kohlberg is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

At Kohlberg, we know that diverse teams achieve better results and that different perspectives give us the power to make better decisions for our employees, portfolio companies and investors.

ESG and DEI Committees

Sanaz Raczynski

Sanaz Raczynski

Head of Sustainability
Brady Delaney

Brady Delaney

Director of Talent
Samuel P. Frieder

Samuel P. Frieder

Managing Partner
Gordon H. Woodward

Gordon H. Woodward

Partner, Chief Investment Officer
Shant Mardirossian

Shant Mardirossian

Partner, Chief Operating Officer*
Jean Roberts

Jean Roberts

Partner**

*ESG Committee member only
**DEI Committee member only

ESG Policy | DEI Policy